VLLB Spark Resistant Lever Hoist

Spark-free lifting.

Strength meets safety with Van Leusden's spark-resistant lever hoist: all the proven durability you know and love from Kito's lever hoists, now with added features to keep you safe in hazardous environments.

Certified to ATEX standards to ensure safer lifting in dust-laden or explosive gas atmospheres.


Nickel Plated Load Chain

Kito has successfully established a world-renowned reputation for manufacturing a lighter-weight, ultra-strong, high-performance load chain. What’s more, the VLLB Grade 100 chain uses a shorter and narrower link profile for greater surface area contact, which improves wear resistance and overall tensile strength.


Our widely acclaimed fail-safe freewheel system closes the gap between operator safety and load control. Developed in-house 30 years ago, the freewheel mechanism was intentionally created as a two-step process to eliminate the risk of accidental free chaining. The result is dramatically improved functionality and operator safety.

Bronze Coated Top & Bottom Hooks

Stay safe from top to bottom with load hooks designed to resist sparks at the point of contact.

ATEX Rated

The Spark Resistant Lever Hoist conforms to the European ATEX directive 2014/34/EU for certified use in potentially explosive atmospheres. ATEX is a multi-level technical standard mandatory in the European Economic Area (EEA) for using equipment in dust-laden or explosive environments.

Kito Van Leusden

Kito Van Leusden Factory Walkthrough

  • 500 - 9,000 kg
  • ASME B30.21 Safety Standard
  • ASME HST-3 Performance Standard
  • At rated capacity, load-bearing parts are only stressed to 25% of their limit
  • EC machinery directive 2006/42/EC
  • ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU
  • Equipment classification Gas ATEX Explosion Protected II 3G EX h IIB T3 Gc (zone 2)
  • Equipment classification Dust ATEX Explosion Protected II 3G EX h IIIB T200°C Dc (zone 22)
  • EN13157
  • Overload limiter standard
  • Custom lift lengths to suit requirements
  • Overload signal
  • Rugged, high-impact stamped steel housing
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Open design for easy inspection and cleaning without dismantling the unit
  • Surface treatment power coating, colour Munsell 6YR6/14R
  • Bronze coated top and bottom hooks
  • Top and bottom hooks are equipped with self-closing heavy duty hook latches
  • Top and bottom hooks rotate 360 degrees
  • 360-degree handle rotation
  • Rubber grip handle for non-slip operation
  • Operate in close quarters with 15-degree recovery stroke
  • Patented spring-loaded freewheel mechanism for easy adjustment of the load chain and protection against accidental freewheeling under load
  • Highly durable, split-load double reduction gears
  • Fine tooth precision gearing to reduce required force
  • Induction heat-treated and case-hardened
  • Enclosed to protect from dust and water
  • Nickel plated as standard
  • Grade 100 heat-treated
  • Link Pitch: 2.8D
  • Protective guard around the chain pin for enhanced safety
  • Weston-style load brake with four braking surfaces, two brake pads and two brake pawls for added safety
  • Five-star thread on brake ensures a level braking surface to ease load break-out
  • Slip Clutch: Engages during an excessive overload keeping the load stationary
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Capacity (tonne) Model a b C D e g S t
500 kg VLLB005 114 119 280 245 97 23.5 35.5 14
1,000 kg VLLB010 114 119 300 245 97 29 42.5 15
1,600 kg VLLB015 159 126 335 265 100 32 42.5 19
2,500 kg VLLB025 173 150 375 265 102 36.5 47 21
3,200 kg VLLB032 190 159 395 415 112 39 50 24.5
6,300 kg VLLB063 190 217 540 415 112 50 60 34
9,000 kg VLLB090 190 304 680 415 112 72.5 85 41.5

* All measurements in millimeters (mm). Please confirm specifications with technical support before purchase.


Capacity (tonne) Model Standard Lift (ft) Headroom (in) Load Chain Falls
500 kg VLLB005 5 11 1
1,000 kg VLLB010 5 11.8 1
1,600 kg VLLB015 5 13.1 1
2,500 kg VLLB025 5 14.75 1
3,200 kg VLLB032 5 15.5 1
6,300 kg VLLB063 5 21.25 2
9,000 kg VLLB090 5 26.77 3