hoist was originally designed to meet a customer’s need to have
a more durable hoist that they could rent. Stamped and laser cut steel
replaced light wall tubing. Safety information was permanently stamped
in, or laser cut into the steel parts. The braking system was improved
and larger guide bearings were used in all locations. The engineers
decided that an oven baked powder coat finish would last longer and
protect the steel from corrosion much longer than spray or dip paint.
On the LH200 model an all steel base with a dual brake system was
mandated to survive the rigors of rough rental use and provide a lasting
value to the roofing installer. The lighter weight LH2000 received
steel side plates so that the aluminum track section was not used
to support the cable drum and brake assembly. Larger base support
feet were also a requirement for a steadier hoist position.