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Hoists are mechanical devices that raise or lower heavy objects through the use of chain-wrapped drums or lift wheels. They play a vital role in a variety of industries that must regularly move large, bulky rolls of material.

Tilt-Lock proudly offers an assortment of roll hoists from Columbus McKinnon, a leading global provider of mobile hoisting equipment designed to help users lift, position and secure materials easily and safely. If you need reliable, solidly built hoist roll handling equipment, you can rest assured that a Columbus McKinnon hoist from Tilt-Lock will be up to the challenge.

How does it work

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Tilt-Lock offers both electric and pneumatic hoists, with the ability to provide and integrate a hoist with your tip-lift before shipping. The Tilt-Lock team will expertly pre-wire the two together, so when your tip-lift and hoist arrive, you can start using your unit immediately upon plugging in to your power source.

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Capabilities & Benefits

At Tilt-Lock, our objective is to provide every customer with a safer, faster, easier way to handle and maneuver large, bulky rolls of material. Using products like our Columbus McKinnon roll hoist equipment can offer many benefits to your day-to-day operations, including increased production speed, minimized worker fatigue and injuries, and significantly reduced product damage.

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Increased Productivity

Our hoists are easy to use, which reduces the time and hassle involved in training your employees. Because hoists create a faster way to handle a variety of material rolls, they also boost overall productivity and free up time for additional tasks.

Injury Reduction

By limiting the need for manual labor, roll hoists can reduce worker fatigue and injuries, resulting in fewer additional operating expenses and costly workers’ compensation claims.

Damage Reduction

How much money does your company lose each year because of mishandled, damaged materials? Our reliable hoists reduce the likelihood of dropped rolls, which will have a positive impact on your profitability.

Product Specs

Tilt-Lock offers the finest electric, pneumatic and manual hoists available on the market today. Browse our variety of standard hoist offerings, or contact us to learn more about customizing a hoist solution to your exact specifications.

Uses & Applications

As one of the world’s oldest types of lifting machinery, hoists have found useful application in a wide variety of industries. A great many industries require large rolls of material to be lifted and are therefore ideally suited for hoist usage, including construction, food processing, automotive, mining, aerospace, metal fabrication, manufacturing, assembly, freight yards, lumber yards, oil extraction, towing and trucking, entertainment, and power and utilities.


From their 550 lb. capacity Series 602 mini ratchet lever hoist that can fit in your lunch box to the 60-ton, high-capacity LodeKing electric wire rope models, Tilt-Lock has the right Columbus McKinnon hoist product for your application. We carry an extensive line of Columbus McKinnon powered hoists, including electric and pneumatic chain and wire rope models. We also offer a full complement of manual hoists, both hand chain and lever tools.

Here’s a closer look at a portion of our hoist roll handling equipment lineup:

Electric Chain Hoists
Columbus McKinnon electric chain hoists have been designed and constructed to deliver reliable performance in even the most demanding applications. Columbus McKinnon’s Lodestar electric chain hoist models seamlessly combine best-in-class safety features with high duty cycles and smooth, quiet operation. The Columbus McKinnon Man Guard line provides the long, reliable service life required for heavy-duty hoist roll handling applications while living up to its name with a host of operator safety features. Other top-notch Columbus McKinnon electric chain hoist models include the ShopStar, Valustar and Powerstar.

Pneumatic Chain Hoists
Pneumatic hoists rely on air pressure instead of electricity to serve as the power source. Tilt-Lock’s offerings include the Columbus McKinnon Lodestar Air XL pneumatic chain hoists, which are heavy-duty models with variable-speed capacity for enhanced performance. The advanced ShopAir line combines exceptional lifting speed with remarkable precision in one compact yet powerful machine. The lightweight, versatile AirStar model features superior air leak protection along with numerous upgrades that ensure top-notch performance and extended service life. The portable Air Manipulator provides the ideal mobile hoisting equipment solution for workstation applications.

Manual Hoists
A manually-powered roll hoist enables you to economize while still meeting your performance, productivity and safety requirements. Examples from our Columbus McKinnon manual lineup include the versatile Hurricane 360˚ unit that allows you to lift, pull and position loads from virtually any angle. The perennially popular Cyclone combines cutting-edge engineering with exceptional efficiency and durability. The budget-friendly Series 622 hand chain hoist features a simple, compact design that works well in confined work areas with limited space.

Wire Rope Hoists
These types of hoists raise and lower rolls of materials using a wire rope wound on a drum, which can serve as a reliable alternative to chain hoists in specific situations. Wire rope hoists offer faster lifting speeds to increase your company’s productivity and more options for customization.


Although many of our stocked hoists are standard, “of-the-shelf” units, the expert Tilt-Lock team can modify most models to meet your exact requirements. Our in-house engineering department will work with you to design a product that addresses your company’s specialized material handling applications. Contact us to tell us more about your needs and specifications, and we’ll make it happen!

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Ready to make your work faster, safer and more efficient with hoists from the experts at Tilt-Lock? Contact us today to tell us more about your application and request a quote.

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