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Bob Faulkner:
CM has come out with a battery powered Lodestar lift ("BatteryStar").

https://www.cmco.com/en-us/products/hoisting-lifting-equipment/battery-hoist/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntFdHPUsFII

Looks like it has a weight capacity of 1000kg (2200 lbs).  Uses a large-capacity Milwaukee M18 battery!

There's been a few times I would have rather had a chain lift vs the tower-lifts I have.  The tower lifts can be a pain to setup, but they do work excellent.  A chain-motor lift would have been a much quicker deployment.

Anyway, looks like a good solution for maybe us smaller shops. 

Tim McCulloch:

--- Quote from: Bob Faulkner on June 10, 2024, 10:30:28 AM ---CM has come out with a battery powered Lodestar lift ("BatteryStar").

https://www.cmco.com/en-us/products/hoisting-lifting-equipment/battery-hoist/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntFdHPUsFII

Looks like it has a weight capacity of 1000kg (2200 lbs).  Uses a large-capacity Milwaukee M18 battery!

There's been a few times I would have rather had a chain lift vs the tower-lifts I have.  The tower lifts can be a pain to setup, but they do work excellent.  A chain-motor lift would have been a much quicker deployment.

Anyway, looks like a good solution for maybe us smaller shops.

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This got some discussion over at ControlBooth.com a couple weeks ago.  Most didn't see any advantage in a venue/show situation, but there is some utility if you need to unstack loaded cases without a fork lift, etc.

Take a look at the price.

Riley Casey:
Short of a sky hook how does a battery motor change the equation against a tower lift? Electricity is fairly easy to come by compared to creating a thing 20+ feet in the air to hang a motor & its load.



--- Quote from: Bob Faulkner on June 10, 2024, 10:30:28 AM ---...

There's been a few times I would have rather had a chain lift vs the tower-lifts I have.  The tower lifts can be a pain to setup, but they do work excellent.  A chain-motor lift would have been a much quicker deployment.

Anyway, looks like a good solution for maybe us smaller shops.

--- End quote ---

Bob Faulkner:

--- Quote from: Riley Casey on June 10, 2024, 01:14:40 PM ---Short of a sky hook how does a battery motor change the equation against a tower lift? Electricity is fairly easy to come by compared to creating a thing 20+ feet in the air to hang a motor & its load.

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Forgot to mention, my lifts have a manual hoist.  There's a lot of turning on the crank.

Caleb Dueck:

--- Quote from: Riley Casey on June 10, 2024, 01:14:40 PM ---Short of a sky hook how does a battery motor change the equation against a tower lift? Electricity is fairly easy to come by compared to creating a thing 20+ feet in the air to hang a motor & its load.

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I can see a use in the install world - structure but no power, and plenty of Milwaukee batteries around.  Lifting subwoofers and larger speaker up to structure. 

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