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Roughneck L5H series

Developed from the popular Roustabout R3, the new L5H Roughneck incorporates major advances in operator safety and efficiency. A premium duty lever block, the L5H is the newest generation of lever chain hoists from Ingersoll-Rand.

Enhanced safety:

  • New innovative Torsion-Lok™ mechanical brake system ensures positive brake engagement.
  • New free chain knob with colour-coded red/green indicator window shows at a glance if the hoist is in “load” or “free chain” position.
  • New easy to read instructions are all conveniently located on the handle, and colour coordinated with the free chain knob.
  • Forged alloy steel load hooks have wide throat openings with a slip resistant barbed tip to better retain slings. They are also designed to spread at 270-350% of the rated load to provide a clear visual warning of hoist overload.
  • Patented cast steel chain anchor prevents the chain end from being pulled through the hoist.

Improved performance:

  • Minimal effort in a compact design.
  • “Free chaining” is simple and convenient, allowing smooth, trouble-free operation in the vertical or horizontal position.
  • Double reduction gearing provides superior spotting characteristics.
  • 360 degrees rotation handle needs only 15 degrees handle movement to ratchet and position loads. A big plus in tight places.
  • Rubber grip handle with slip resistant end for a positive, comfortable grip, even with a glove.

Rugged construction:

  • High-strength, cold formed, stamped steel construction makes it lighter in weight yet impact resistant.
  • Zinc plated steel load chain is induction welded and quenched for strength and durability.
  • Plated hook latches, fasteners and springs increase reliability and durability.
  • Swivel top and bottom hooks. The top hook articulates, providing flexibility for hard to reach places.
  • Available unchained “Flex” and prepackaged lifts of 5, 10, 15, and 20 feet (1.5, 3, 4.5 and 6 metres).


  • Nickel diffused (ND) load chain provides unequalled corrosion resistance and strength.
  • Overload protection (slip clutch).
  • Variable lengths of lift for special requirements.