On 8/21/06, Phil Nase <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I've been thinking of getting an electric hoist to use in place of an engine
> crane. I'm only lifting A series Austin Healey Sprite/MG Midget engines.
> My garage has 11' ceilings with wood joist and 2 2x12s for the center
> Can anyone help me with advice on how to mount the hoist on the joist so it
> will be strong enough to hold 250-300 lbs.
> Also any pros/cons to the concept of doing this.
The problem with overhead hoists is they go up and down. Engines need
to go forwards and backwards, as well as up and down. Of course, you
can move the car, but they tend to weigh a bit more than their engines
do. A shop crane lets you move it backwards and forwards. If you're
short on space, one that comes apart takes less room when not in use
than a folding one, usually.