BH-40 - 4,000 lb. Standard Flat-Plate Boat Hoist

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BH-40 – 4,000 lb. Standard Flat-Plate Boat Hoist


The BH-40 – 4,000 lb standard flat-plate boat hoist is made up of an Elite 0.75 HP painted electric motor with base and a 4,000 lb standard gear plate assembly. The Elite 1 HP Painted Wired Boat Lift Motor is a single phase, dual-voltage motor. It comes from the factory wired at 220v, but a licensed electrician can convert the wiring to make it a 110v electric motor. The motor is built from rolled steel. The NEMA 56 shaft is 0.625 inch thick and 1.88 inch extruding from the motor housing. UL Recognized (C-UL-US). It uses a capacitor to start.

TENV (totally enclosed, non-ventilated) housing. TENV housing prevents dirt, insects, and water from entering the motor. 15 minutes maximum runtime. Includes 1 inch long x 1/4 inch wide keystock, colored T-wires, easy-to-follow wiring instructions, BH-USA equipment guide, and wiring instructions. Depending on your preference, you can select a maintained (lock-on) or momentary (spring-loaded) drum switch type. The in-line GFCI has a built-in test and reset button.

The 4,000 lb Standard Gear Plate Assembly has a rated lifting capacity of up to 4,000 lbs when used with a 1 HP electric motor. BH-USA uses this gear plate with all its Standard Series flat-plate boat hoists. There are no steel-on-steel moving parts. Assembled and tested by the manufacturer. Lifetime warranty included.

The short block worm assembly has a 2-inch bearing block, a worm on a driveshaft, and an aluminum housing with 1/4 inch grease fittings. Attaches directly to the gear plate. The assembly has standard flat-plate mounting holes. The 96 tooth worm gear assembly comes assembled with the gear, sleeve, backplate bearing, axle sleeve bolt, and snap rings. 1/4 inch easy-reach grease fittings are included. The gear fits standard gear plates used in flat-plate hoists.


Maintained (Lock-On) is a cam rotary switch that stays in place when you turn the handle to either the up or down position. It will continue to move until the handle is moved back to its resting position.

Momentary (spring) must be held in place. Once the handle is released it “springs” back into the rest position.

You are able to distinguish between the two cam rotary switches by the markings on the box. If there are arrows between the positions, it is a momentary switch. If there are no arrows, then it is a maintained switch.

You should never use the same materials (steel-on-steel or bronze-on-bronze) on flat-plate hoists.
When wiring or rewiring electrical components, BH-USA recommends hiring a licensed electrician.

General Specifications

Rated Capacity: 4,000 lbs. Test Type: Straight-Line
Dimensions: 2 ft. x 1 ft. Thickness: 0.25 in. – 0.50 in.
Bull Gear Ratio: 96:1 GPA Warranty: Lifetime
Motor Size: 1 HP Gear Plate Size: 4,000 lbs.

Block Worm Specifications

Worm Material: Bronze Thread: Single
Worm Diameter: 1.75 in. Thread Direction: Right Hand
Worm Bore: 0.754 in. Grease Fittings: 1
Worm Length: 2 in. Grease Fitting Size: 0.25 in.
Collars Included: 2 Collar Set Screw Size: 0.3125 in.
Block Type: Short Driveshaft Material: Stress-proof Steel

Worm Gear Assembly Specifications

Material: Cast Iron Gear Bore: 2.875 in.
Diameter: 12.75 in. Hub Depth: 2 in.

Puley & Belt Specifications

Material: Aluminum Type: Die-Cast
Holds: 1 Belt Pulley Size: 10 in.
Pulley Bore: 0.75 in. Belt Size: 34 in.
Type: Cogged Hoist Pulley Fits: 10 in.
Belt Color: Black Motor Pulley Fits: 2 in.

Motor Specifications

Weight: 25.30 lbs. Individual Box Size: 15 in. x 10 in. x 10 in.
Product Length: 10.50 in. Product Width: 7.50 in.
Product Height: 9.25 in. Shaft Width: 0.625 in.
Shaft Length: 2 in. Country of Origin: China
Model #: 60421 Retail SKU: 79614
HP: 1 Voltage: Dual (115v / 230v)
Phase: 1 Amps: 12.57 (115v) / 6.29 (230v)
RPM: 1725 Hz: 60
Frame: 56 Service Factor: 1.0
SFA: N/A Type: C
AMB: 40°c Time: 15 MIN
Insulation: B Thermally Protected: None
UL: Recognized UL Stamp: C-UL-US
Electrical Type: Capcitor Start Rotation: Selective
Shaft Type: NEMA 56 Shaft Extension: 1.88 in.
Frame Length: 7.50 in. Mounting: Resilient Base – Extended Studs
Drive End Bearing: Ball Opp Drive End Bearing: Ball
Frame Material: Rolled Steel Replacement Capacitor: 465 uF
Capacitor SKU #: BH02247 Keystock: Included
Keystock Length: 1 in. Keystock Width: 0.25 in.

Boat Lift Switch Specifications



Model #: CA0200034I-B96IQ6R Model #: CA0200037I-B96IQ6R
Retail SKU #: BH09014 Retail SKU #: BH09015
Weight: 1.25 lbs. Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Box Color: Light Grey Box Color: Light Grey
Housing Length: 4.5 in. Housing Length: 4.5 in.
Housing Width: 3.5 in. Housing Width: 3.5 in.
Housing Height: 4.5 in. Housing Height: 4.5 in.
Handle Color: Red Handle Color: Red
Handle Length: 3.0 in. Handle Length: 3.0 in.
Handle Width: 1.1875 in. Handle Width: 1.1875 in.
Handle Height: 1.3125 in. Handle Height: 1.3125 in.
Country of Origin: Italy Country of Origin: Italy
Amps: 20 Amps: 20
VAC 600 VAC 600
Torque: Tight Torque: Tight
Certification: EN 60947-3 Certification: EN 60947-3
Certification: CE Certification: CE
Certification: C-UL-US Listed Certification: C-UL-US Listed

Cam Diagram

230v 400v 690v
AC3-kW(A) 1 ph 3.7(12)
AC3-kW(A) 3 ph 4(13) 7.5(14) 7.6(8)
AC-23-kW(A) 1 ph 3(17)
AC-23-kW(A) 3 ph 6.5(17) 9(9) 9(9)

VAC Diagram

HP/V 1 ph 3 ph
120 1.6   —
200  — 5
240 3 7.5
480  — 10
600  — 10

GFCI Wire Harness Specifications

110v 220v
Manufacturer: Southwire Company Manufacturer: Southwire Company
Plug Type: 3-US 110 V Standard Plug Type: US 240 Volt NEMA 6-15
VAC: 125 VAC: 240
Hz: 60 Hz: 50/60
Amps: 15 Amps: 15
Watts: 1875 Watts: 3600
Type: Rainproof Class A Type: Rainproof Class A
GFCI Type: In-line GFCI Type: In-line
Cable Type: 14/5 SJTW Cable Type: 14/5 SJTW
GFCI to Plug: 4.5 in. GFCI to Plug: 4.5 in.
Cord Diameter Range: 0.28 – 0.65 in. Cord Diameter Range: 0.28 – 0.65 in.
Country of Origin: Honduras Country of Origin: Honduras
UL: Listed UL: Listed
CSA: Certified CSA: Certified
Reset Button: Yes Reset Button: Yes
Reset Type: Automatic Reset Type: Automatic
BH-USA SKU: 12211 BH-USA SKU: 12228
Catalog #: 303385214 Catalog #: 25090

Product Overview

  • 4,000 lb. Lift Rating
  • Standard series includes 4000 lb. gear plate and 1 hp motor
  • Factory assembled and tested under load
  • No steel-on-steel moving hoist parts
  • Meets UL and NEMA requirements
  • 2 in. motor pulley and 10 in. hoist pulley included
  • Ships in (2) boxes