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The 5 Best Electric Hoists in 2022

Effortless is better!

Thanks to its motor, this hoist does all the work for you: you just have to press a button and the load lifts itself!

Whether for professional or personal use, here is my selection of the best electric hoists.

What is the best electric hoist in 2022?

  • MSW Procat – My favourite, a complete cart + hoist kit (different capacities from 300 kg to 990 kg max)
  • Rhino RWH-1500 – Professional quality and up to 1500 kg
  • Einhell TC-EH 500 – The best value for money (500 kg max)
  • Arebos 1300W – Another good choice if you need a higher maximum load (800 kg max)
  • Ferm LHM1011 – A good little cheap hoist (250 kg max)

rating 5 out of 5

MSW Procat

Editor’s note: 5 / 5 | Price: See price on Amazon

MSW Procat electric hoist The MSW Procat is not just about the electric hoist! A truly complete kit, the brand offers here the associated cart and in a variation of several maximum possible loads. Capable of meeting all the needs of professionals and private individuals, this set can lift and move from 300 to 990 kg, in a very easy way thanks to the included remote control. Its 13 m/minute travel speed guarantees efficiency and speed of work, while its 12 m cable allows it to be hung just about anywhere, from a simple workshop to an industrial warehouse. Made of high-quality materials, its solidity is guaranteed, as well as the safety of the user thanks to various systems (automatic switch-off when the end of the cable is reached, the separation between the electrical components of the remote control and those of the hoist…).

My opinion: by far, my favourite model! With this MSW Procat, you have everything you need to equip yourself in a complete way, and this is one of the main reasons that makes me appreciate this kit. If you’re in the middle of an installation, it’s really convenient to receive the two elements associated with each other, especially since you can choose the one that will perfectly match your expectations. Both the electric hoist and the cart are of excellent quality, they are solid and the control is very intuitive. (The cart obviously fits all I-beams.) This is clearly a model that I recommend, especially since the basic version with the 300 kg is not that expensive!

rating 5 out of 5

Rhino RWH-1500

Editor’s note: 5 / 5 | Price: See the price on Amazon

rhino rwh-1500 electric hoist The pro for massive loads! The Rhino RWH-1500 is specifically designed to perform better than other brands, which is one reason why it is capable of lifting up to 1500kg. It features state-of-the-art transmission technology while its steel gearbox, combined with the brushless motor, ensures exceptional power and durability. Its naturally lightweight aluminium housing disperses heat perfectly, and the motor is incredibly quiet. This electric hoist also has an automatic braking system to ensure safety: the load being lifted cannot turn over or fall. This is especially reassuring since the cable is up to 30 m long! Note that this steel cable is also anti-rotation in order to always remain in control of the object transported.

My opinion: Rhino is the top of the line in terms of winches, so you won’t be surprised if I tell you that this model, whether by its price or by its performance, is mainly aimed at professionals. Not everyone needs to lift up to a ton and a half, but if you do, you can clearly trust this device. It’s an excellent quality electric hoist, designed to perfection, down to the smallest detail, built with solid materials, and I honestly wouldn’t have anything to complain about. It works superbly well, and it’s impressive how easy it is to lift such heavy loads. With 30 m of cable, it can easily fit into even the largest of industrial warehouses. This is top equipment that will give you complete satisfaction!

Einhell TC-EH 500

Editor’s note: 4.5 / 5 | Price: See price on Amazon

einhell tc-eh 500 electric hoistFor loads up to 500 kilos! With the Einhell TC-EH 500, lifting heavy loads in the garage, workshop or even warehouse becomes a breeze. This electric hoist is extremely easy to use thanks to its intuitive buttons, and its 12 m long cable is completely safe. Thanks to an emergency switch, the machine can be stopped at any time and an automatic brake protects the load in any situation. The motor is also equipped with a thermal cut-out to protect it from overheating and the cable is strong and durable and designed not to twist. Finally, the hook with its safety hoop is included, as are the two double clamps that allow the unit to be attached to a beam.

My opinion: In my opinion, this Einhell is the best quality/price ratio you can find among all the electric hoists on the market! In addition to being from a brand you can trust completely (I’ve never been disappointed with the machines or the tools), it has all the most important features. It is easy to operate, sufficiently robust and its 500 kg load is perfect for most needs. I didn’t understand why the remote control cable was so short when this hoist has a long cable length… However, that’s my one and only complaint about this unit: at this price, it does its job well and should have no trouble being useful for all your needs.

rating 4 out of 5

Arebos 1300W

Editor’s note: 4 / 5 | Price: See price on Amazon

arebos 1300w electric hoistMore versatility with a maximum load of up to 800kg! The Arebos 1300W is an electric hoist capable of lifting both small and heavy objects, and for that, it is notably equipped with a sturdy steel cable going up to a height of 6 m. Easy to control by remote control, it only needs 2 switches, the first one to activate the ascent or descent (which is done in only 1 minute 30) and the second one for an emergency stop to ensure more safety. This remote control is connected to the device by a 1.35 m long cable. Note that when this winch can be used without a pulley, it can reach a greater lifting height (12 m), and a greater speed as well, but that the maximum possible load is then divided by two at 400 kg.

My opinion: This Arebos 1300W is very similar to the Einhell I presented just before, but it has one more interesting feature: its 800 kg load! If 500 kg is a little bit too much for your professional or personal needs, I would advise you to look at this model. It has indeed the same assets, and unfortunately the same defects too (namely the remote control cable which is much too short compared to the possibilities of the device…). I find it of good quality, the finishing is impeccable, its solidity inspires confidence and in addition to being easy to use, it also has the most important security systems. So it’s definitely another good choice, especially if you know you’re going to be doing some heavy lifting.

rating 4 out of 5

Ferm LHM1011

Editor’s note: 4 / 5 | Price: See price on Amazon

Ferm lmh1011 electric hoist The best help for all personal projects and jobs! With its LHM1011 model, Ferm offers an electric hoist that easily finds its place in a workshop or garden. Capable of lifting up to 250 kg to a maximum height of 12 m, it is very simple to use as it comes with remote control on which there are only 2 buttons. The first one is used to start the ascent or descent while the second one is a safety switch ensuring the protection of the user as well as of the lifted object. The solid steel cable is also non-rotating to prevent the load from turning. Finally, the device is supplied with its 2 fixing hooks as well as its 2 load hooks so that you can put it in place and use it as soon as you receive it.

My opinion: If you are looking for a cheap electric hoist, this Ferm LHM1011 is made for you! Yes, you will have to make some concessions to get a lower price: the main one is to be limited to 250 kg. However, it’s still a pretty important maximum load that is interesting for home works, personal projects, passions or even more specific uses such as getting objects upstairs without having to carry them, for example. In any case, I found it to be a solid, well-designed model that does its job as long as you are aware that it has that weight limit, obviously. If you can already see how you could use it, don’t hesitate!

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