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WH SS-L5 Ironman Lever Hoist

The William Hackett second generation SS-L5 "Ironman" lever hoist has been developed to work with Network Rail’s ‘Rail Handler’, otherwise known as the “Ironman” and offers a lighter and safer product to the market.

Following extensive testing and development with Ironman manufacturers and Network Rail, the SS-L5 "Ironman" lever hoist  has now achieved product approval: Certificate of Acceptance PA05/06687.

William Hackett”s SS-L5 "Ironman" lever hoist complies with BS EN13157:2004 + AI:2009. For the “Ironman” usage the unit rated to 1.5 tonne and painted yellow as specified RIS-1701-PLT.

The Working Load Limit of 1.5t for the “Ironman” at a weight of 8.5kg – gives a performance ratio of 176 : 1


  • Travelling chain ‘End Stop’ - the adjustable travelling end stop which can be positioned next to the body of the lever hoist to prevent slippage and run off.
  • DABS (Dual Anti-Lock Brake System) - prevents the accidental engagement of freewheel.
  • Slip prevention contoured rubber “T”  shaped grip - specially designed to improve grip with gloves, especially in the wet.
  • The SS-L5 "Ironman" can be fitted with either a clevis shackle or omega link eradicating the need for the current connecting link between the clamp and the hoist. The whole system will be certified as one single piece of equipment reducing time and cost when it comes to the inspection and re-certification of the lever hoist, producing a more efficient and effective piece of equipment to use in the field.
  • Secure hook closure - the heavy duty cast latch interlocks with the nib of the hook to form a secure closure and prevents side load disengagement.
  • Twin pawls, double safety system - two pawls of different lengths are fitted to provide one redundant pawl and one engaged at all times. Fully secured with stainless nut and bolts
  • Sintered and grooved friction brake pads -  sintered brake material complete with grooves and zinc flake coating mean that the brake surface is kept clear of dirt or water and retain functionality in wet environments.
  • Compliant load chain - calibrated chain is in accordance with EN818-7.
  • Light load capability - tested and certified at 2% of the rated capacity but in operational mode has a 0% light load capacity.
  • Corrosion protection - high performance waterproof marine grease is used throughout the hoist to give long term protection in the harshest environments. Zinc flake corrosion protection along with stainless steel throughout the hoist means extended longevity of critical components.
  • Availability of all spares and service kits allow customers to take the hoist back to almost factory finish.
  • The Ironman lever hoist can be used within an operating temperature range of -40°C to +55°C


Part Code Capacity
Load Chain
Lift (M)
Extra Weight
per M (Kg)
034.SS.015.IM 1.5 1 7.1 x 19.9 1.5 164 126 54.2 265 36 335 8.5 1.1

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WH SS-L5 Ironman Lever Hoist

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