This manual contains important information to
help you properly install, operate and maintain your
Lodestar Hoist for maximum performance, economy
Please study its contents thoroughly before
putting your hoist into operation. By practicing correct
operating procedures and by carrying out the
recommended preventive maintenance suggestions,
you will experience long, dependable and safe service.
After you have completely familiarized yourself
with the contents of this manual, we recommend that
you carefully file it for future reference.
The information herein is directed to the proper
use, care and maintenance of the Lodestar Hoist and
does not comprise a handbook on the broad subject of
A word about rigging. Rigging can be defined
as the process of lifting and moving heavy loads using
hoists and other mechanical equipment. Skill acquired
through specialized experience and study is essential to
safe rigging operations. For rigging information, we
recommend consulting a standard textbook on the
The postage paid guarantee card included in the
envelope with this manual should be filled in and mailed
to the factory at once for recording and validating.
A copy of this manual is packed with each
If any part proves defective
within one year of shipment, we will replace the part at
no charge, F.O.B. our factory, provided the part
We assume no responsibility for unauthorized
alterations or repairs.
Use of materials or replacement parts other than
CM manufacture may lead to dangerous operation.
Accordingly, CM cannot be responsible in such cases
and the guarantee would be void.
CM LODESTAR PROTECTOR
The CM Lodestar Protector is a friction clutch
assembly that is designed to protect the Lodestar Hoist
from excessive, infrequent overloads. The Protector is
not intended to be used as a scaling device for purposes
of determining what is an appropriate or safe load to be
lifted on a regular basis. This overload clutch is
intended for use on the Lodestar Hoist only and is in the
gear train of the hoist. The Lodestar Protector does not
change the overall dimensions or operating
characteristics of the hoist and it is available in kit form
for installation in prior models of CM Hoists.
After removing your Lodestar Hoist from the carton,
inspect the frame and external wiring for damage which
may have been caused during shipment or handling.
IMPORTANT: To assure extra long life and top
performance, be sure to follow the load chain lubricating
instructions on page load16.
Remove the hook or lug suspension from its
carton and the two socket head cap screws plus
the socket screw key from the bag, see Figure
The suspension for a double chain hoist (Models
E, H, R, RR, E-2, H-2, R-2 and RR-2, includes a
dead end bolt and block for supporting the dead
end of the load chain as shown in Figure 2.
Place the suspension in the recess on top of
On double chain hoist, the dead end block thru
RR-2 should project through the bottom of hoist
with the pin hole and slot aligned to the
underside of hoist as shown in Figure 2. It may
be necessary to lift the bolt head from the hex
recess in the suspension adapter, turn and re-
seat it, to obtain this alignment. DO NOT
CHANGE THE POSITION OF THE DEAD END
THE BOLT. The pin hole should clear the hoist
frame by not more than 1/4" on Models E, H,
E-2 and H-2 and 7"/1" on Models R, RR, R-2,
Insert the screws through the adapter and en-
gage the self-locking nuts enclosed in the hoist.
Screws will enter the nuts freely except for the
last 1/4" of travel during which the resistance of
the nut locking collar will be encountered.
Tighten screws with socket screw key provided.
Then, with both hands on key securely seat screws.
See table below:
A thru H
40-45 Lb. Ft.
A-2 thru H-2
J thru RR
J-2 thru RR-2
95-105 Lb. Ft.
CAUTION: Models J thru RR and J-2 thru RR, use
special high strength, socket head suspension screws
(stamped with the letters "SPS-K16" oh the side of the
head for identification.) Under no circumstances, should
screws other than these be used to attach the
suspensions to these hoists.