1. What is the speed of the hoist?

For an Electric Spirit Hoist it will travel at 35 feet per minute.

For an Air Spirit Hoist the speed will vary depending on the air pressure and surface cubic feet per minute. To travel at 35 feet per minute you will need 100 psi @ 60 SCFM.


2. Load capacity of the Spirit Hoist?

1000 pounds.


3. Amperage for the Spirit Electric Hoist?

110 volts/ 22 amps, 220 v/ 11 amps


4. Weight and size of hoist.

The Spirit Electric Hoist weighs 109 pounds, and will fit through a 25” dia. hole or a 12” x 24-3/4” rectangular hole.

The Spirit Air Hoist weighs 88 pounds, and will fit through a 25” dia. hole or a 12-1/2” x 24-3/4” rectangular hole.


5. Is the hoist OSHA Certified?

OSHA does not certify the hoist. The hoist was tested and certified by an independent testing laboratory.


6. Is the hoist self-reeving?

No. The hoist is semi self-reeving. The wire rope needs to be reeved through 2 times through the hoist manually.


7. Is the electric hoist explosion proof?

No. However we can offer the pneumatic hoist for the application.


8. What kind of motor is on the hoist?

The electric motor is a capacitor start, capacitor run and the air is an 8 vane motor.


9. What is the hoist safety factor?

All equipment for lifting people has a 4 to 1 safety factor.


10. What size wire rope does the hoist use?

The hoist has been designed to use a 5/16” diameter, 6×19 or 6×31, IWRC (Independent Wire Rope Core), RRL (Right Regular Lay) Improved Plow Steel.


11. Is the hoist one or two line system?

The standard hoist is a single line, but we can make into a two line system.


12. What size generator is needed to operate an electric hoist?

A 7200 watt generator is needed to operate one hoist. To start the hoist it requires more amperage and with a reactive load it requires 3 times the size so as to not burn up the generator.


13. What cord size should be used for the electric hoist?

The minimum size id 10 gauge.


14. What is the recommended air hose size?

A 3/4″ inside diameter air hose is recommended. With this size you can get more surface cubic feet per minute which will result in the hoist running at its maximum speed of 35 feet per minute. At 100 PSI and 60 SCFM the hoist will run at 35 FPM. If using a 1/2” inside diameter with 100 PSI the hoist will run slower as you cannot get the flow that is required as the hole is smaller.