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SKU: CMBANCategories: CM, Lever Chain Hoists

CM Bandit Ratchet Lever Hoist

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  • 34 to 6 12 Ton
  • 5′ to 20′ Lift
  • Metric Rated

The CM Bandit is one of the most compact and durable ratchet lever hoists in the industry. Its 360° rotating handle make it one of the most versatile hoists on the market today. Now available in 3⁄4, 1 1⁄2, 3 and 6 ton capacities for all your pulling and lifting needs.

Capacity Lift

Capacities of 3/4, 1-1/2, 3 & 6 tons. Metric Rated. Standard lifts up to 20 feet. Longer lifts are available.

Built to Last

Impact-resistant stamped steel housing withstands repeated rigorous use.

Compact & Portable Design

Rugged and lightweight, the Bandit is usable in compact spaces.

Corrosion Resistant

The powder coat finish and zinc plating protects against corrosion in harsh environments.

CM Smart ID RFID Technology

Standard on all Bandit U.S. units

100% Load Tested Gold Chromate Chain

Designed and manufactured in the U.S.A. by Columbus McKinnon. Gold chromate protects against corrosion.

Easy Free Chaining

Allows for quick take up and positioning of slack chain. Designed not to accidentally free chain while under load.

Easy Identification

Each unit has a unique serial number for easy and accurate identification.

360º Rotation Handle

Full rotation of handle allows you to work in tight spaces.

Tri-Point Hook Inspection

Featuring the Tri-Point Hook Inspection system, which helps protect operators. Hooks have measurement points operators can use to detect overload or deformation. (**Not available on 3/4 and 1-1/2 ton U.S. units)

Low-Effort, Comfort-Fit Handle

Double reduction gearing provides easy operation with minimal handle effort. Screwed-on comfortable rubber grip for a secure hold in all environments.

Load Security & Easy Inspection

Upper and lower hooks feature standard cast safety latches. Bolted hooks are easy to remove and inspect.

Positive Load Control

Enclosed Weston-type load brake stays clean and dry for positive load positioning.

Easy to Position & Attach

Hooks feature extra-wide throat openings to allow for easier attachment to pick points. Hooks swivel 360° for faster positioning.

Fast & Easy Parts Access

Genuine CM Bandit parts are available in Total Repair Kits.

Weight 14 lbs
Dimensions 13 × 13 × 13 in


3⁄4 Ton, 1 1⁄2 Ton, 3 Ton, 6 1⁄2 Ton

Country of Origin



5', 10', 15', 20'

  1. Charles (verified owner)

    Wade was a super salesman in getting what I wanted. I wish more salesmen were like him!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if my hoist doesn’t work?

Hoist Zone offers support Monday — Friday 6:00 AM — 3:00 PM EST. Contact our service team by phone (574) 742-1185 or email us at info@hoistzone.com

How do I perform a hook inspection?

Examine hooks for the following:

  • Missing or illegible hook manufacturer’s identification or secondary manufacturer’s identification
  • Missing or illegible rated load identification
  • Excessive pitting or corrosion
  • Cracks, nicks, or gouges
  • Wear—any wear exceeding 10% (or as recommended by the manufacturer) of the original section dimension of the hook or its load pin
  • Deformation—any visible apparent bend or twist from the plane of the unbent hook
  • Throat opening—any distortion causing an increase in throat opening of 5% not to exceed 1/4” (6mm), or as recommended by the manufacturer
  • Inability to lock—any self-locking hook that does not lock
  • Inoperative latch (if provided)—any damaged latch or malfunctioning latch that not close the hook’s throat
  • Damaged, missing, or malfunctioning hook attachment and securing means
  • Thread wear, damage, or corrosion
  • Evidence of heat exposure or unauthorized welding
  • Evidence of unauthorized alterations such as drilling, machining, grinding, or other modifications

If signs of any of those listed above are visually apparent, then use of said hook is mandated to be out of service until proper repair by qualified personnel has been performed.

How often should I perform a hook inspection?

In order to ensure your safety, the ASME requires hooks to be periodically inspected once a month. If a professional recommends even more often, then this supersedes the periodic monthly inspection.

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