Hot metal hoists are designed for facilities like foundries that handle extreme-heat materials. This hoist is re-enforced to protect it from extreme temperatures. Mounted to the bottom of it is a high resistant heat/splatter shield to protect the hoist from direct contact with extreme heat or back splash from molten metal. The dual brake system is designed to have a two-tiered approach to braking the hoist and prevent it from dropping it's contents on employees or equipment below. With lifting capacities ranging from one to five tons, this hoist is the perfect piece of equipment for ladle handling.