KITO’s Lever Hoist LB with Overload Limiter – Convenient and safe

With the lever hoist LB-OLL (Overload Limiter) KITO EUROPE extends its product portfolio by another product variant revolving around safety. The LB-OLL comes into its own wherever, under horizontal or vertical load tension, the forces arising cannot be precisely defined. For instance in shipbuilding, where sheets have to be dragged or in surface mining where the chains need to be replaced in an excavator.

So this lever hoist, with its integrated slip clutch mechanism which prevents lifting during overloading, represents a proven preventive measure. Even before the hoist starts working, the operator has a feeling of security. In the case of an overload, the overload protection allows the lever to slip. When overloaded the operator is only able to lower the load. The load is held stationary without the need for further securing and preventing the load from dropping.
A unique feature is the freewheel mechanism with overload protection. In conventional variants, it is possible that due to inadvertent operation of the lever by the operator, the freewheel function is accidentally activated, leading to, in the worst case, to the load being dropped. This is impossible with the KITO Lever Hoist, as it is fitted with a freewheel knob. This has to be engaged by gentle pulling to activate the freewheel function and release the chain for adjustment.
As a visually recognizable difference to the Lever Hoist Series LB which has an ocre-coloured freewheel knob, the LB OLL has been designed with a black freewheel knob that shows that this hoist is equipped with an overload limiter. Additionally KITO placed a special name plate on the lever of the hoist with the bilingual reference: Overload Limiter or Überlastsicherung.
Beyond that the LB-OLL offers all of the various advantanges of the KITO Lever Hoist Series LB.
Full description

LB Montagekran

Product advantages

  • Suitable for continuous operation under the most severe conditions
  • Maintenance friendly: The LB’s open body design allows for easy inspection and cleaning without dismantling the unit.
  • Through its light weight and reduced headroom: ideal for the use in confined spaces
  • Equipped with an overload limiter


  • Lifting capacities ranging from 800 kg to 9 t
  • Light net weight: varies from 6 kg and 40 kg
  • Unique freewheel chain adjusting mechanism with overload protection
  • Rugged and ergonomic lever handle
  • Smooth geared mechanism for effortless handling
  • Robust mechanical load brake increases the safety of the operator
  • Double-reduction gearing requires minimum manual power for operation under full load
  • Hook latch with safety tip
  • Fourfold riveted and forged carbon steel hook design will not fracture under excessive load
  • Abrasion-resistant nickel-plated load chain for high and uniform strength (1000 N/mm2), in accordance with standard DIN EN 818-7
LB Montagekran mit Überlastbegrenzer


  • KITO-Clip: developed for use in combination with the lever hoist LB as a traction-assist device specifically for wire rope, for instance for horizontal pulling of loads and cargo, it cannot be used for slinging-type work
  • Shipyard hook: with a security latch for special applications in shipbuilding and in sheet metal forming
  • Chain locking device: features a guard protecting the chain pin and nut from damage enhancing safety
  • KITO load signal: Alerts the operator when the hoist is used to lift loads beyond rated capacity. Alert is indicated by green signal changing to red, handle deflecting 15 degrees
  • For KITO’s build-to-order capabilities please see “customized solutions” overview

Technical Data

Model Capacity (kg) Std. lift (m) Chain pull to lift full load (daN) Net weight (kg) Chain size (mm) Weight for additional one meter of lift (kg)
LB008-OLL 800 1,5 28,4 5,7 5,6 x 15,7 0,7
LB010-OLL 1000 1,5 34,3 5,9 5,6 x 15,7 0,7
LB016-OLL 1600 1,5 33,3 8,0 7,1 x 19,9 1,1
LB025-OLL 2500 1,5 36,3 11,2 8,8 x 24,6 1,7
LB032-OLL 3200 1,5 36,3 15,0 10,0 x 28,0 2,3
LB063-OLL 6300 1,5 37,2 26,0 10,0 x 28,0 4,7
LB090-OLL 9000 1,5 38,2 40,0 10,0 x 28,0 7,0


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