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Old 03-02-2015, 07:06 AM
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so is that a HF hoist in the pic ???

Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
I've had a HF 2 ton engine hoist for around 20 years, and it's not the folding one. I disassemble mine when not in use, which is a bit of a pain. It's pulled too many engines to recall for myself, and most of my buddies. I bought it back when I did an engine swap in my daughter's '69 Nova, and it's never given me a problem. Just wish I'd gotten the folding one.

i've got the same one and no markings on it.. they are heavy duty for sure.. i put a 8 ton air/hyd piston on mine and love it.

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With Harbor Freight I would create a safety margin and buy more than you need. If you need a 1 ton engine hoists, get the 2 ton, etc. I bought the 2 ton foldable engine hoist. Some of the parts (the support bars) needed persuasion when first building it as they didn't line up 100%.

I tried torquing some bolts to spec and the head broke off. So they definitely need to get replaced with grade 8. I also noticed that some of the bolts like backing out. So I would put red loctite on them and check them each time before use.

I've used it around 25+ times now over rocky ground and it has held up pretty good.

HF 2 ton foldable engine hoist with HF load leveler attached. And HF 1000 lb wood dolly functioning as a transmission dolly.

HF isn't that bad. You just need to read reviews about what is worthless and what is actually good. The cheap china engine stand I bought from Summit looks like the exact one from HF.
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