CM Chain Motor


Columbus McKinnon (CM) Chain Motors

Legendary in performance, professional riggers around the world have come to rely on the CM Lodestar® for the most demanding and challenging applications. Because it’s a single reeved unit, overall weight is decreased making it easier to transport and rig compared to a traditional double-reeved unit.


  • Available in 1ton, 1/2 ton, & 1/4 ton versions
  • Standard chain 60′ (Select 1 ton motors available with 100′ chains.)


  • Heavy Duty DC Brake: designed for a long service life, the brake location allows for quick access & easy inspection.
  • Durable & Lightweight Housing: cast aluminum. Black powder coated finish for low visibility.
  • Gearing: helical design for long wear life and smooth operation.
  • Load Chain: Designed and manufactured in the USA by Columbus McKinnon. Star Grade chain is zinc plated to protect against corrosion.
  • Duty Cycle: H-4 duty rated for heavy duty application. 2M+ FEM class. 50% Duty Cycle or 300 on/off per hour.
  • Electrical: finger safe wiring meets all electrical codes. Quick change plugs allow for Voltages 208 through 460. Prevents improper voltage connections which can cause hoist damage. (Low Voltage Unit Only)
  • Adjustable Limit Switch: adjustable screw limit switch that will automatically stop the hook at any predetermined point when either lifting or lowering, preventing overtravel.
  • Overload Protector: designed to prevent lifting of excessive overloads. Helps prevent lifting of dangerous overloads.
  • Metric Rated
  • IP66 Rated
  • Meets Requirements: meets or exceeds world standards.
  • Road Ready: easy to stow and travel.