Hydralic hoist

Old 01-19-03, 08:35 PM
J A Boggan
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Question Hydralic hoist

I just wanted some peoples opinion of using a two ton hydralic hoist (cherry picker) for working on riding lawnmowers. Mainly for lifting engines off of riding lawnmowers and onto my work table. My work table is approximately 38" high.
Thanks for any comments.
Old 01-19-03, 11:36 PM
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It'll do the job....no doubt! I think its overkill, and trying to push it around might take more energy than just lifting the engine up and setting it on the bench by hand. I think a chain hoist or come-along attatched to an overhead track would be much easier and take up very little room as opposed to the cherrypicker.

Another thought would be a swiveling boom mounted to a very secure bench. Swing it out to the mower, lower it, hook to the engine, raise it, swivel it over the bench, and set it down. I have seen these for around $100.00 in catalogs like great plains.

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