Lug-All: Durable for Decades

Our number one priority is to provide superior and reliable come along ratchet winch hoists, with quality services that you can depend on. At Lug-All, we believe in durability and longevity, manufacturing long-lasting, state-of-the-art hoists that last for decades. We reject the notion of planned obsolescence in industrial design, meaning that our hoists are built to last. Our careful construction of exacting design, stringent material specifications, and flawless machining results in the most durable hoists in the world. We have built literally thousands of Lug-All hoists in the 1960’s, 70’s, and 80’s that are still on the job today. Put our hoists alongside any other hoist in the market and tell us which tool you would prefer for your next critical repair job or recreational application.

When you visit our Pennsylvania manufacturing facility, you’ll see an unexpected contrast: once our state-of-the-art CNC machines turn-out precision Lug-All hoist parts, they are carefully inspected, hand-assembled, and tested above and beyond industry standards.

Lug-All History

In 1949, George Uhlig saw an urgent safety need: how to prevent load slippage on cable lever ratchet hoists. His idea was to create the interlocking, double-pawl ratchet system to ensure that one pawl always holds the load.

George consulted his best friend and mechanical engineer, Bernard Wallace, who said "I can do that." And with that, Bernard designed the first fully functional interlocking double pawl mechanism built with aluminum castings. The product, which was known as the LUG-ALL Winch-Hoist, was the first product of its kind to function both as a winch and as a hoist ("winch-hoist"). U.S. Patent No. 2,633,328 was granted to Bernard Wallace for his invention.

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