CM Lodestar Electric Chain Hoist Comparison Chart

When looking to purchase chain hoists, CM offers a wide variety of options. With over 135 years of experience in Chain hoists, Columbus McKinnon (CM) has built their product line on industry knowledge and customer needs. As a lead innovator CM knows the many unique requirments of todays industry rigging. Please use our Chain Hoist Comparison Chart to help cross reference your hoist needs.

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 NameCapacitiesStandard LiftSpeedsVoltageKey Feature
Classic Lodestar HoistCM Lodestar Classic
Electric Chain Motor
1/8 to 2 tons
Metric Rated
60 feet8 to 64 ft/min1 or 3 phaseMotor of choice for
more than 30 years.
General overhead lifting including
suspending trusses,
speaker arrays,
and lighting.
Lodestar Chain HoistCM Lodestar
Electric Chain Motor
1/8 to 2 tons
Metric Rated
60 feet5 to 64 ft/min3 phaseGeneral overhead
lifting including
suspending trusses,
speaker arrays,
and lighting.
Lodestar D8 Electric Chain HoistCM Lodestar D8+
Electric Chain Motor
125 to 1500 kg
Metric Rated
60 feet5 to 64 ft/min3 phase10:1 design factor
allows it to be used
for suspending loads
above people with
having a secondary
support.
Lodestar BGV Electric Chain HoistCM Lodestar BGV-C1
Electric Chain Motor
250 to 1000 kg
Metric Rated
60 feet16 to 100 ft/min3 phaseMeets BGV-C1
German regulation.
Lodestar ShowPro HoistCM ShowPro Electric Chain MotorCapacities
1/2 to 2 tons
60 feet16 ft/min3 phaseCompact design.
Quiet operation
with 5-pocket lift
wheel. Ideal for
small venues.
Lodestar ProStar Hoist
CM Prostar
Electric Chain Motor
300 lbs to 1000 lbs
Metric Rated
60 feet8 to 40 ft/min1 or 3 phasePortable design.
Quiet operation
with 10-pocket lift
wheel. Ideal for small venues.
Lodestar ProStarVS HoistCM Prostar VS
Electric Chain Motor
250 lbs to 1,100 lbs10 feetUp to 63 ft/min1 or 3 phaseCompact design. Fast
variable lifting speeds
can be configured
with easy-to-use
interface