Our Electric Hoist has a direct drive with no dangerous belts or pulleys. Hardened steel worm gear is captured to take on radial and thrust loads. Our winch is specified to continuously run at the maximum rated load of 1250 lbs/ 566 kilograms for the motors rated duty cycle of 20 minutes without sustaining any gear damage. Our tests show that metal gears consistently outperform other materials under strenuous conditions, especially plastic. Limit switch, when set properly, will not lose its critical settings due to vibration or environmental conditions. Powerful, instantly reversing ¾ HP motor (UL listed) is governed to stall at 14 amps. Large grooved drum ensures long cable life and proper coiling. Precise grooves are machined in our drum and include a tension roller to guarantee correct cable tracking, even in slack conditions. Positive locking in the double reduction worm gear drive provides for a strong hold under load. Sealed gear case with precision ball bearings and a premium seal provides a lifetime of maintenance-free operation. Supplied with single key switch and stainless steel cover.