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Old 10-25-2011, 01:44 PM
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A friend of mine has a Powerbuilt 2 ton engine hoist for sale like the one attached.

I think they sell for $200 to $250 new & I could probably buy for $100.

Does anyone you know if this would be sufficient to lift the original engine out of my Buick?

The engine reportedly weighs 800 lbs and the transmission weighs 400 lbs more.

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Old 10-25-2011, 03:30 PM
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A friend of mine has a Powerbuilt 2 ton engine hoist for sale like the one attached.

I think they sell for $200 to $250 new & I could probably buy for $100.

Does anyone you know if this would be sufficient to lift the original engine out of my Buick?

The engine reportedly weighs 800 lbs and the transmission weighs 400 lbs more.

Thanks
The lift will lift it, depending on how far the arm is out, you have about 1200lbs you say. They have a chart with the ranges with the arm out. You have a little over 1/2 ton, how far will the arm have to be extended to get over your engine , I think you would be safe in using it, as you are just over 1/4 of what the lift can lift. Measure it then check it out on your friends lift.

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Old 10-25-2011, 05:03 PM
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My lift is just like that..most of those are chinese just with different labels..should do it just fine..just get as close as you can to take advantage of a shorter arm setting..Only thing I may be concerned with is balancing the load..

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http://www.harborfreight.com/2-ton-c...eler-5402.html

One of these is quite helpful..
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Thanks for the info.
I'll have to get one of this load levelers.
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my 2cents would be that you would be fine the lift is rated at 4000lbs w/o being extended but most any thing rated for weight has at least 5 to 1 safety factor that isnt factored in to the o.e.m's ratings













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One thing too is that it can be a real wrassilin match to pull some engines with the trans attached so undo the bell housing bolts and slide the engine forward a bit and then lift it out..usually the way I do it..

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One thing too is that it can be a real wrassilin match to pull some engines with the trans attached so undo the bell housing bolts and slide the engine forward a bit and then lift it out..usually the way I do it..

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