Columbus McKinnon Enhances Hoist Product Line

CM 653 Columbus McKinnon Corporation, a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products is proud to present the CM Series 653 ratchet lever hoist with a new shorter handle design.

As part of our commitment to bring best-in-class products to market, we are continuously looking to improve existing products. One such improvement is the new shorter handle design on our popular Series 653. This modest modification makes a world of difference. Ideal for confined work areas, the Series 653 3/4 and 1-1/2 ton capacity models are now some of the most nimble and easiest to operate hoists on the market today.

This change makes the Series 653 even more compact, allowing the operator to take full advantage of the 360 ̊ rotating handle with less worry of obstructions. The shorter handle also reduces the overall weight of the hoist, making it even easier to carry and operate. The Series 653 offers more corrosion resistant parts than the competition, and features a simple one-handed free chaining mechanism.

The CM Series 653 is available through the Columbus McKinnon network of distributors. For more product details and specifications, please visit

AirStarIn addition, Columbus McKinnon presents the CM AirStar Chain Hoist with new enhancements that give this popular hoist best-in-class performance even for the most demanding applications.

The CM AirStar chain hoist now boasts a longer service life and superior air leak protection due to new upgrades to the control manifold and air seals. Available in 1⁄4 to 1 ton capacities, the CM AirStar offers faster lifting speeds and lower operating costs with lower air consumption than its competitors.

For years, the CM Airstar has always been a reliable and rugged air hoist for applications requiring variable speed control. These new design enhancements will continue that legacy of meeting the high demands of industries like automotive manufacturing. For more product details and specifications, please visit

The CM Series 653 and CM AirStar Chain Hoist are available through the Columbus McKinnon network of distributors. To learn more about the products and services offered and to find a list of distributors, please contact customer service at 1-800-888-0985 or go to

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