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Classic Lodestar
Chain Motor

The legendary CM-ET Classic Lodestar electric chain motor is back for a command performance. Leading the entertainment industry for more than three decades, this workhorse offers best-in-class performance, safety and reliability. The Classic Lodestar is universally trusted by rigging professionals around the world and is ideal for touring concerts and productions both indoors and out.


Capacities: 1/8 to 2 tons (Metric Rated)

Lift: 60 ft. (other lifts available)

Speeds: 8 to 64 F.P.M. at 60 Hz.

Voltages: 1-phase and 3-phase available


Proven Brake Design: AC electromechanical brake has been field tested in more than one million Lodestars worldwide.

Low Voltage Control: 110 Volt for long cable runs without voltage drop. 24 and 48 Volt optional.

Lightweight, Cast Aluminum Housing: Durable and strong cast-aluminum housing is black powder coated for low visibility.

Smooth-Operating Gearing: Helical and spur gears designed for long wear life and smooth operation.

Load-Tested, Zinc Plated Chain: Designed and manufactured by CMCO, chain is made in America and zinc plated to protect against corrosion. Optional black finish available.

H4-Duty Rated: Designed for heavy-duty applications.

Safe & Quick Voltage Change: Finger safe wiring and quick-change plug and play connectors allow for easy voltage change from 208 to 460. Prevents improper voltage connections that may cause hoist damage.

Over-Travel Prevention: Adjustable Limit Switch prevents load from over-travel in both up and down directions.

Overload Protection: Helps prevent lifting of dangerous loads.

Meets Requirements: Meets or exceeds world standards.

Road Ready: Fits in standard flight cases.

Made in the USA and includes a Lifetime Warranty.


CMCO Double DC Brake: Field installation kit available.

Alloy Latchlok® Hooks: Designed and manufactured by CMCO, American-made hooks remain locked until released by the operator - even if the chain goes slack.

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