Chester Zephyr 16 Ton Hand Chain Hoist


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Chester Zephyr steel framed hook suspended hoists are designed, built and tested to rigid specifications of quality and performance, to exceed industry standards. The Chester Zephyr is a thoroughly engineered hoist from every standpoint. With available capacities from 1/4 through 25 ton, its simplicity of design makes it easy to service and maintain.
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Brand Chester
Model Zephyr
Capacity (Ton) 3
Lift (ft.) 8
Chain Pull (lbs) 66
Chain Overhauled (ft) 116
Strands of Chain (Load / Hand) 2 / 2
Weight, Base Model (lbs.) 140 lbs.
  • Chester Zephyr - Heavy steel housings keep out most foreign material, protecting precision machined working parts. Complete enclosure, sealed construction keeps lubrication in, making the Chester Zephyr a lifetime-lubricated hoist under normal conditions. No protruding parts, resists snagging.
  • Capacity & Lift - Designed for industrial applications from 1/2 to 25 ton capacities with a standard lift of 8 feet.
  • Gears - Gear train center planetary system using modified involute stub tooth form. Gear teeth are cut from solid alloy steel blanks and heat treated. Gears and Pinions nickel-chrome-molybdenum alloy steel, machine-cut teeth, heat treated, and mounted on heavy duty roller bearings. Gear and Pinion Shafts are rigidly mounted alloy steel, surface-hardened and ground. Internal gear is heat treated and welded to frame.
  • Frame - Lightweight, compact construction makes the Zephyr a shoulder-weight hoist, portable to practically any location in the plant, easy to carry up a ladder, able to operate in tight corners. Shock resistant, heavy gauge steel in the stamped covers, two rolled steel sections in the frame, and use of strong alloy steels in suspension members make the Zephyr a sturdy hoist.
  • Load Chain - Steel load chain, with accurately formed links to fit pockets of load wheel. Heat treated for high tensile strength and hardness. Load chain guide completely shrouds load sheave, guides chain into load wheel and efficiently shields these parts from entry of foreign objects.
  • Brake - Positive action. Weston type with uniform composition lining and quiet-action forged alloy pawl.
  • Control - Hand Chain Guide is designed to eliminate fouling, and to permit angular pull on the hand chain. Top hook assembly permits hoist to rock and swivel under load. Alloy crosshead rocks in rolled steel straps welded to frame. Alloy hook is heat treated. Drop-forged alloy steel hook will open before fracturing. Bottom hook assembly consists of forged alloy steel hook operating on thrust bearing with full swiveling action.