Chester EL-680, 3 Ton Low Headroom Electric Chain Hoist


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The Chester EL-680 Electric Low Headroom Chain Hoists are designed for those applications where headroom is limited. Engineered around proven designs, these hoists provide smooth, quiet trouble free operation in a variety of Class III applications. Each hoist is equipped with worm drive gear reducers and case hardened load chain, integrated with your choice of trolley (plain, hand geared, or motorized). Each hoist is built to order and can be customized to fit severe environmental conditions. All Chester electric chain hoists are made in the USA!
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Capacity (Tons)


Duty Cycle

Heavy Duty (HMI H4)

Lifting Speed (FPM)


Motor (HP)


Number of Chains


Power Supply Voltage

230v or 460v/3ph/60hz

Control Voltage


Control Type

Magnetic Contactor, Single Speed

Weight, Base Model (lbs)

440 lbs

  • Standard features include 5 or 6 pocket load wheels, durable self-locking worm drive transmissions, sturdy steel construction, direct acting motor brakes and two precision bearings per trolley wheel.
  • Standard controls include reversing contactors, 115V control transformers and terminal blocks in a Nema 12 enclosure.
  • Standard units are supplied with redundant paddle type and geared limit switches for both upper and lower hook travel.
  • Standard voltage is 230/460 Volt, 3 phase.
  • This hoist design permits adaptation to a variety of applications and can be custom built to meet the end user's specific needs.
  • Units can be supplied to fit a variety of beams including I-beams, wide flange beams and patented track.
  • Special control enclosures and motors can be provided for hostile or hazardous environments including explosion proof applications.
  • Trolley options include, push/pull, hand geared or a variety of motorized speeds.
  • Push button pendants and control circuits can be designed to meet the exact requirements of the>
  • Common control circuit options include, nonstandard voltages, fuses, TOLs, current Load Limiters‚Ñ¢, trolley soft starts, two speed or variable speed operation, inching circuits, encoders and additional limit switches for hoist and trolley travel.
  • Special finishes including plating and corrosion resistant paints are available.
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Each hoist thoroughly inspected and tested to over 125% of rated load prior to shipment.
  • Made in U.S.A