It's simply the first one I came across that had a 100+% safety factor built into it. It's rated at 2000lbs and I'm only lifting approx 700lbs. Actually I ordered it prior to having the machine, and didn't realize it had hoist points. Once I saw it, it was obvious they considered it's CG, so I changed my approach. Thanks much for your time, the more inputs I get, the more my resolve gels, and confidence builds. Have a good one, my friend!