Columbus McKinnon Launches its Lightest & Most Compact 3/4 and 1-1/2 Ton Ratchet Lever Hoist Ever

   Columbus McKinnon Launches its Lightest & Most Compact 3/4 and 1-1/2 Ton
                           Ratchet Lever Hoist Ever

Now Available in the U.S., the CM Bandit Ratchet Lever Hoist is One of the
Most Versatile Hoists on the Market Today

PR Newswire

AMHERST, N.Y., Oct. 17, 2013

AMHERST, N.Y., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbus McKinnon Corporation
(NASDAQ: CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material
handling products, is proud to introduce the CM Bandit ratchet lever hoist.
The CM Bandit is our lightest and most compact 3/4 and 1-1/2 ton ratchet lever
hoist and is the world's first HMI Certified Hoist.

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The CM Bandit is available through the Columbus McKinnon network of
distributors. For full product details and specifications, visit the CM Bandit
web page.

The World's First HMI-Certified Ratchet Lever Hoist
The CM Bandit meets strict Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) requirements
for technical, service and after-market support. As the recognized authority
in the hoist industry and advocate for product safety, HMI certification
instills consumer confidence and supports our commitment to bringing
best-in-class products to market.

Features of the CM Bandit include:

  oCompact design and short, 360 degreerotating handle makes the Bandit
    ideal for use in confined spaces.
  oIconic, American-made CM chain and hooks deliver industry-leading quality
    and reliability.
  o100% load-tested, gold chromate chain and zinc plating on major components
    give the Bandit extra protection against corrosion.
  oForged upper and lower hooks are bolted on and swivel for easy inspection
    and removal. Hooks also feature wide throat openings for easy load
    attachment.
  oEasy free-chaining feature and handle-type chain end-stop allow for quick
    take up and positioning of slack chain.
  oA unique serial number on each Bandit allows for easy and accurate
    identification.

To learn more about the CM Bandit and our other products and services, contact
customer service at 1-800-888-0985 or go to www.cmworks.com.

About Columbus McKinnon
Columbus McKinnon is a global leader in the material handling industry,
supplying products and systems that efficiently and ergonomically move, lift,
position or secure materials. Key products include hoists, cranes, actuators,
chain and forged attachments. The Company is focused on commercial and
industrial applications that require the safety and quality provided by its
superior design and engineering know-how. Comprehensive information on
Columbus McKinnon is available on its web site at http://www.cmworks.com.

Video with caption: "The CM Bandit is our lightest and most compact 3/4 and
1-1/2 ton ratchet lever hoist ever. The CM Bandit can be easily transported
and used in even the tightest spaces, making it one of the most versatile
lever hoists on the market today.The CM Bandit ratchet lever hoist also
features a 360 degree rotating handle; easy free chaining; American-made,
bolted-on hooks with large throat openings; and American-made gold chromate
chain. It is also the world's first HMI-Certified ratchet lever hoist." Video
available at: http://youtu.be/0yDTZ6osc5c

SOURCE Columbus McKinnon Corporation

Website: http://www.cmworks.com
Contact: Joshua Karczewski, Distributor Marketing & Product Launch Manager,
Columbus McKinnon Corporation, 716-689-5568, joshua.karczewski@cmworks.com