Ratchet Lever Chain Hoist

Lightweight and strong load

Operate and install easily







Simple Introduction

Manual-operated chain lever hoists have the features of safety, durability, reliability; good performance, easy maintenance; small size, lightweight, easy to carry; small hand force, high efficiency; perfect structure, beautiful appearance and so on.

It’s easily used for lifting, traction, lowering, calibration and other operations by hand ratchet.

Both chain hoists and lever hoists are called manual hoists, which use manpower to lift heavy objects, and the operating handle must not be arbitrarily lengthened. During operation, the rest of the handles should be allowed to move freely without jamming. The hoist with the appropriate ton must be selected according to the size of the load.

The lifting capacity of the portable ratchet hoist is generally 0.25T-9T. They are used in shipbuilding, electric power, transportation, construction, mining, post and telecommunications and other industries for equipment installation, item lifting, machine parts pulling, etc.

In addition to being used alone, the lever hoist can be combined with a plain or geared trolley as a travelling type. It is suitable for the monorail overhead conveying system, hand travelling crane and Jib crane.

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Models of Panda lever block

Chain lever hoists can be divided into two types: ordinary chain lever hoists and mini lever hoists. According to the different shell materials and properties, the lever hoist can be divided into aluminium alloy lever hoist, alloy steel lever hoist and so on. According to the different application scenarios and lifting capacity, the lever block can also be divided into two types: heavy-duty lever block and standard lever block.

Technical advantages of the Lever Block

  • Lever
    Lever Handle

    One-piece moulding technology and side curling design in high strength, not easily deformed or bent by an external force.

  • G80 T grade chain
    Load chain

    G80 T grade load chain in high-precision and high-strength. The T80 load chain can bear force 800N/mm².

  • Gear

    Forged alloy steel gears with high rigidity and toughness.


  • Gear case
    Gear case

    Manufactured by multi-stretching process, with beautiful appearance and high strength.

  • Load hook
    Load hook

    Forging and heat treated load hook in high strength and tenacity meet Europe standard 4 safety factor.

  • Double ratchet pawls
    Double ratchet pawls

    Symmetrical double pawl brake system, more reliable braking and improve the operation efficiency.

Key parts of the lever block

The main components of the chain lever hoist are gear casing, lifting sprocket, drive shaft, load chain, side plates, top and bottom hooks,  brake seat, friction plate, ratchet, pawl, change over gear, selector lever, lever handle cover, hand wheel and so on.

Key parts of the lever block
Capacities of lever block

Standard lifting capacity of lever hoist

The standard capacity of the lever block is 0.75T 1.5T 3T 6T 9T. The lifting height is 1.5M.

But usually, in the market, we can always see 1T and 2T, sometimes 5T lever hoist.

1T is the same hoist body with 0.75T, just change the load hook to 1T.

2T is the same hoist body with 1.5T, just change the load hook to 2T.

If 5T, then we can use 6T to change the sticker.

Lever block inspection

Every lever hoist must pass the inspection dynamic load 1.25 times, static load 4 times.

lever block inspection

Different operation way of VA and VL

VA lever hoist
VT lever chain block

The VA type is free chain fall, which means when no load, we can adjust the load chain freely.

The VL type has a special retaining ratchet pawl design. Adjust the ratchet pawl and pull out the brake cover, then you can adjust the load chain freely.  After done, should push the cover back and lift up and down.

Wide application of the lever hoist

Lever hoists are widely used in loading a truck, centring building material at a construction site, setting up or moving machinery and other heavy objects, laying down drain pipes and hume pipes, and working in narrow spaces as in shipyards and mines.

VA Ratchet Chain Block

  • The most popular and economical series.
  • Meet European Standard EN13157. Every lever block in our factory has the safety coefficient of at least 4:1. It’s tested to withstand 1500 cycles with 110% of the rated capacity.
  • Industrial powder coating provides a long-lasting finish in terrible environments.
  • Forged and heat-treated load hooks with safety latches meet European standard in safety factor 4:1.
  • Double pawl brake system holds the load safely during operation.
  • Sealed needle bearing allows low handling force and more efficient.
  • The chain stopper protects the body.
  • Alloy steel G80 load chain is in safety operation and durability.
  • Ergonomic steel handle with rubber grip provides non slip.

E lever hoist dimension

Model VA075 VA150 VA300 VA600 VA900
Capacity  ton 0.75 1.5 3 6 9
Test load   kg 950 1870 3750 7500 11250
Standard lift  m 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
Force of full load N 250 310 410 420 420
Load chain diameter mm 6 8 10 10 10
Falls of load chain 1 1 1 2 3
Min headroom   H mm 310 385 460 600 860
Length of handle   mm 308 408 418 418 418
Net weight        kg 6.4 11.5 20.3 30.5 49.8
Shipping weight   kg 6.7 11.8 20.8 31.5 51.8
Dimensions mm a 149 171 204 204 204
b 89 102 114 114 114
c 128 145 203 243 340
Φ 37 45 55 65 75
e 29 35 44 50 54


lever hoist explosive view

VL Manual Ratchet Lever Block


  • Adopt Japan technology
  • Special retaining pawl design for easy idling operation.
  • Fine apperance and lightweight with compact size.
  • Waterproof, shock-resistant gear cover and brake cover.
  • Mechanical brake:safe, trouble-free, and rust-resistant.
  • Forged and heat treated load hooks with safety latches meet European standard in safety factor 4:1.
  • High-tech load chains are made by 20 Mn2, one of the world’s strictest standards. This is the special heat-treated load chain of Grade 80.
  • Ergonomic steel handle with rubber grip provides non slip.

VT lever block dimension

Model VL080 VL100 VL160 VL320 VL630 VL900
Rated Load   ton 0.8 1 1.6 3.2 6.3 9
Test load     kg 1000 1200 2000 4000 7800 11250
Standard lift   m 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
Min headroom  mm 295 325 350 425 565 680
Force of full load  N 206 226 265 373 382 392
Load chain diameter mm 6 6 8 10 10 10
Net weight     kg 6 7.2 9.8 16.6 27 47.3
Shipping weight  kg 6.3 7.5 10.3 17.2 28 49.3
Dimensions  mm a 146 146 161 195 195 195
b 119 126 146 180 243 318
c 295 325 350 425 565 660
d 256 256 368 368 368 368
g 27 30 34 43 47 67
Explosive View

VT lever block explosive

Company service and technical support

  1. Samples can be offered by express. Costs will be reduced in orders.
  2. Our parts library can ensure timely and enough spare parts. Some free-wearing parts can be offered according to order details.
  3. Our guarantee is 1 year for free maintenance. Our technical and quality department is strict with every after-sales question.
  4. Training can be provided, such as design, customization, installation and after-sales use.
  5. OEM is welcome.
  6. Completely quick feedback


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