CM Bandit Ratchet Lever Hoist Now Available in 3 and 6 Ton Capacities

New higher capacity models expand CM Bandit offering from Columbus McKinnon

AMHERST, N.Y. –The world's first HMI-certified ratchet lever hoist and one of the most versatile hoists on the market today, the CM Bandit is now available in 3 and 6 ton capacities. This addition complements Columbus McKinnon Corporation's (NASDAQ: CMCO) initial offering of 3/4 and 1-1/2 ton units. As a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, the company designed the lightweight and compact CM Bandit for the global market with features that include a 360° rotating handle, corrosion-resistant gold chromate chain and bolt-on hooks for easy inspection.

Since the initial launch of the CM Bandit, Columbus McKinnon has continued to improve the hoist to exceed customer demands and requirements. Last year, the company added 3/4 and 1-1/2 ton models of the Bandit to its In-Stock Guarantee, ensuring shipment of these popular hoists in three business days or less.

The company also launched CM Smart ID™ radio frequency identification technology as a standard feature on all Bandit units for the U.S. market. CM Smart ID chips are associated with detailed product specifications before the hoist leaves the CMCO factory. This information can then be integrated into inventory and inspection management systems for more effective tracking of safety and hoist location information.

Most recently, Columbus McKinnon made CM Bandit parts available through its new Parts Star™ Program. Now, customers can get genuine Bandit parts faster an easier with Total Repair Kits and economical bulk packaging. 

New 3 and 6 ton models of the CM Bandit also feature the Tri-Point Hook Inspection System, which consists of three distinct raised points on the hook that the operator can use to detect any indication of overload or deformation. 

In addition to these new benefits, the CM Bandit continues to feature: American-made gold chromate chain, zinc plating on major components for extra protection against corrosion, and forged upper and lower hooks that are bolted on and swivel for easy inspection and removal.

The CM Bandit is available through the Columbus McKinnon network of distributors. For full product details and specifications, visit our website or call CMCO Channel Services at 800-888-0985.

About Columbus McKinnon

Celebrating its 140th anniversary, Columbus McKinnon is a leading worldwide designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, systems and services, which efficiently and ergonomically move, lift, position and secure materials. Key products include hoists, cranes, actuators and rigging tools. The Company is focused on commercial and industrial applications that require the safety and quality provided by its superior design and engineering know-how. Comprehensive information on Columbus McKinnon is available on its website at

Christie Lagowski

Communications Specialist

Columbus McKinnon Corporation


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