CM Series 653A Lever Operated Hoist

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  • 34 to 6 Ton
  • 5′ to 20′ Lift
SKU: CMS653Categories: CM, Lever Chain Hoists

Introducing our popular CM Series 653 ratchet lever hoist redesigned with a shorter handle (short handle on the 3⁄4 and 1 1⁄2 ton only). This modest modification makes a world of difference. Ideal for confined work areas, the Series 653 3⁄4 and 1 1⁄2 ton models are now some of the most nimble and easiest to operate hoists on the market today.

Shorter Handle on 3⁄4 and 1 1⁄2 Ton Models

With the shorter handle the overall weight of the hoist is reduced, making it even easier to carry and operate. Storage and transportation is less of a problem with the smaller size and using the lever in a 360º rotation is easier with less worry of obstructions.

Series 653 Lever Hoist Features & Benefits

Capacities & Lift

3/4, 1, 1-1/2, and 2 ton capacities (new shorter handle). 3 & 6 ton capacities (standard handle). Metric Rated. Standard Lift up to 20 feet.

Compact & Portable Design

Take this rugged hoist anywhere. Easily transported and rigged in the smallest work spaces.

Free Chaining

Single-handed free chaining feature allows for quick take up and positioning of slack chain. Designed not to accidentally free chain while under load.

360˚ Rotating Handle

Full rotation of handle allows for versatile rigging options when working in confined spaces.

Rugged Design

Impact resistant stamped steel frame and gear cover withstands repeated rigorous use.

Built to Last

Zinc plated hardened steel chain provides strength and longer chain life, translating to less downtime and increased durability.

Positive Load Control

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

Load Control

Double pawl design ensures that one pawl always will be engaged at all times for reliable load control.

Safe & Secure

Standard heavy duty forged robust safety latches on hooks provide positive and secure load engagement.

Corrosion Resistant

Standard powder coat finish for extra protection against corrosion when working in harsh environments.

Non-Slip Rubber Handle Grip

Comfortable rubber grip provides for extra protection against slippage.

Meets ASME B30.21

Weight 19 lbs
Dimensions 13 × 13 × 13 in


3⁄4 Ton, 1 Ton, 1 1⁄2 Ton, 2 Ton, 3 Ton, 6 Ton

Country of Origin



5', 10', 15', 20'

  1. Justin Albers (verified owner)

    These hoists are very reliable. I work in the utility trade as a Journeyman Lineman. Sagging wire, to stretching glass, this is a handy piece of equipment. Fast shipping and reasonably priced!

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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

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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