Pelsue quick release personnel hoist. PWQR series hoist is designed to be a personnel rescue/retrieval device. The PWQR series hoist shares many of the same qualities and capabilities as a standard PW series hoist but is unique in the fact that the lifting rope is not permanently fixed to the hoist drum. The hoist drum incorporates a rope-gripping cleat into which the rescue line can be placed when a retrieval or rescue becomes necessary. This unique feature allows for extremely fast retrieval as there is no need to take up slack in the rescue line as the rope can be gripped at any location along its length. The rope can either be loaded on the underside of the rope drum with a left side handle. Made in USA.