The Stovebolt Page Forums Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Helping out ...


EVENTS

Check in for status!

Jump over to the Events Forum, to post events -- new ones or the ones we have been enjoying for some time.
Look to see what's been cancelled or postponed.

Encourage one another!

Stovebolt Site Search
 
Old Truck Calendars
Months of truck photos!
Nothing like an old truck calendar

Stovebolt Calendars

Check for details!


Who's Online Now
1 members (reidy), 207 guests, and 3 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums50
Topics119,951
Posts960,604
Members43,521
Most Online1,229
Jan 21st, 2020
Image Posting Policy
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Engine Hoist/Stand
#1368947 Mon Jul 13 2020 07:12 PM
Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 55
R
RobinCO Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
I'm looking at engine stands and hoists for my shop and I'm hoping for some guidance from those members that already have them.

Here is what I'm asking about: What brand? Where from? Pros/Con? I'm hoping for a price point up to $750 (engine hoist) and up to $250 for engine stand.

Thanks,
Rob


1951 Chevrolet 3100
Re: Engine Hoist/Stand
RobinCO #1369026 Tue Jul 14 2020 04:23 AM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 2,477
K
Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
I have to admit I have a Harbor Freight 2 ton engine hoist. It has a few flaws (won't sit level when the arms are folded up) but works well enough.

For a stovebolt engine, be SURE you get an engine stand with 4 casters as opposed to just one on the front and two at the back. The long engine can make things pretty tippy. You can buy 1000 lb engine stands for under $100. Unless you're using it on a 900 lb 7.3L Powerstroke engine, I wouldn't worry. I bought a NAPA 1500 lb stand and GINGERLY set the 7.3L on it. But the generic engine stands will work fine as long as you get the 4 wheel variety.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: Engine Hoist/Stand
RobinCO #1369062 Tue Jul 14 2020 02:39 PM
Joined: Jul 2019
Posts: 309
B
Shop Shark
I have the same 2 ton harbor freight hoist. I only bought it for the space saving convenience. I have no complaints about it. I have a old off brand stand that I got for free. Holds every V8 I have thrown on it.

Re: Engine Hoist/Stand
RobinCO #1369066 Tue Jul 14 2020 03:09 PM
Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 55
R
RobinCO Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
Thanks guys, I've been looking at Big Red brand and also what Harbor Freight has.


1951 Chevrolet 3100
Re: Engine Hoist/Stand
RobinCO #1369074 Tue Jul 14 2020 03:57 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 8,763
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Big Red hoist and stand is what I use. Bought at Tractor Supply.šŸ› 


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
ā€˜65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (Iā€™m #2)
ā€˜39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe
USAF 1965-69 Weather Observation Tech (got paid to look at the clouds)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line"! Hug a cop!

Re: Engine Hoist/Stand
RobinCO #1369081 Tue Jul 14 2020 05:20 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 30,131
ace skiver
Harbor Freight 1-ton engine crane [harborfreight.com]
Harbor Freight 2-ton engine crane [harborfreight.com]
(I think I have the 2-ton for the wider "spreads" - my old unit is non-foldable)

Harbor Freight engine load-leveler [harborfreight.com]

Harbor Freight Engine Stand [harborfreight.com]

I'd bet that Tractor Supply buys from the same Chinese manufacturer?


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Engine Hoist/Stand
tclederman #1369085 Tue Jul 14 2020 06:00 PM
Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 55
R
RobinCO Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
Tim,

Why is it everything is made in China now (rhetorical question)? I'd prefer to buy something manufactured and built in America, but that doesn't exist anymore.

I have both Tractor Supply and Harbor Freight nearby, plus Home Depot actually carries Big Red also.

Thanks,
Rob

Originally Posted by tclederman
Harbor Freight 1-ton engine crane [harborfreight.com]
Harbor Freight 2-ton engine crane [harborfreight.com]
(I think I have the 2-ton for the wider "spreads" - my old unit is non-foldable)


Harbor Freight engine load-leveler [harborfreight.com]

Harbor Freight Engine Stand [harborfreight.com]



I'd bet that Tractor Supply buys from the same Chinese manufacturer?


1951 Chevrolet 3100
Re: Engine Hoist/Stand
RobinCO #1369220 Wed Jul 15 2020 06:51 PM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 712
T
Shop Shark
I agree with Kevin on purchasing the 4 wheel stand, I had a BBC fall on me sometime back and haven't used a a 3 wheel stand since. The stand I use most now is a Jegs stand, the quality is good for the price (it was on sale) and it has a rotating head, really makes turning the engine over so much better. The rotating head make the stand cost a bit more but it was worth it to me after using it so many times. https://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/80102/10002/-1


Craig

Come,Bleed or Blister somethings got to give!!!
Q:"What yah runnin"
A:"3/8 drive Black and Decker aquarium pump motor" (the movie HOTROD)

59' Apache 31, long term project (30 years and counting)
Re: Engine Hoist/Stand
RobinCO #1369650 Sat Jul 18 2020 09:43 PM
Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 55
R
RobinCO Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
I bought a two-ton hoist (AC Delco brand) from O'Reilly Auto Parts. Pretty much the same price as the hoists from HF or Tractor Supply, and I'm supporting my local auto parts buying from them also.

Quality is okay, I would have liked cleaner welds and it doesn't appear that they used the higher quality hardened bolts. I can always get replacement bolts that are hardened if I see some issues.

Now to look some more at engine stands.

Thanks,
Rob


1951 Chevrolet 3100
Re: Engine Hoist/Stand
RobinCO #1369683 Sun Jul 19 2020 04:30 AM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 2,924
"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
What grade did they give you? 5 or 2?

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3

Moderated by  48bigtrucks, MNSmith 

Link Copied to Clipboard
Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4