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Engine Lift Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of engine lift manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source engine lift manufacturers with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate engine lift companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture engine lifts for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading engine lift manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for hydraulic engine lifts, mechanics hoist, or electric manual hoists.

Leading Companies:

  • Springfield, OH 937-525-5533

    KCI Konecranes, since 1910, has provided products, services and industry applications worldwide. KCI Konecrane has a worldwide network for maintenance services to cover all our customers' needs. We also have chain hoists, engine hoists and overhead hoists for the automotive industry. For more information call us today or explore our website to see all our products and services.

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  • Indianapolis, IN 800-632-4451

    Our engine lifts go unmatched by the competition! We have the know-how and the capabilities to manufacture the durable parts that you rely on. It is our goal to offer exactly what you need to get the job done. If we don’t carry what you are looking for, we have the resources to get the product that will fit your needs perfectly. Visit our website for more information or email our technicians today!

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  • Fishers, NY 844-268-7055

    Gorbel®, Inc. is an innovator and leader in producing bridge cranes for the industry. Gorbel® provides a wide variety of overhead handling solutions that handle loads from fifty pounds up to forty tons. Contact us today and we will work with you to find the best product for your unique application. Call or visit our website for additional information.

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  • Monee, IL 800-255-8594

    Whiting Corporation is known as a trusted leader in the electric hoist industry. We supply our consumers with a wide range of hoists including car hoists and body hoists. Whiting Corporation is dedicated to providing the best service with the highest quality products. We are ISO 9001:2015 certified. Contact us today for any of your hoist needs.

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  • York, PA 800-967-7333

    As an industry leader in material handling solutions for over 100 years, Acco® continues to provide overhead crane & hoist innovations. Serving various capacity needs up to our Heavy-Rated™ that supports up to 70 tons. We offer patented track designs for cranes, monorail crane & hoist systems & stackers. Full line includes below-the-hook grabs & lifters and crane & hoist components.

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Engine Lift Industry Information

Engine Lifts

Engine lifts are hoists specifically designed to lift and transport large engines safely within a facility. Engine removal is very common in the agricultural, automotive, aerospace, and marine industries while manufacturing, assembling, repairing, or performing routine maintenance on powerful vehicles that are powered by a large, heavy engine.

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Engine Lift Design

Engine lifts are generally portable and able to quickly latch on or wrap around any size engine, lift it, and move it into another area without any damage, if done correctly. Engine hoists are more likely to be hydraulically powered because of the required high weight capacity, but some are electric. They are usually of stand-alone construction and are composed of a metal frame, usually made of a steel grade.

How Engine Lifts Work

The process of moving an engine is slow, careful, and requires safety measures and patience. Moving directions quickly could result in the whole hoist to fall over—a very expensive mistake that could cost a new engine. The engine should also not be lifted more than absolutely necessary. If a certain height is reached, the hoist will become unstable and risk falling over. These hoists use either a metal chain or wire rope attached to a large, galvanized metal hook. Most engines require the use of a harness, called a hoist sling, in order to be safely balanced and lifted. The sling is usually made of chains and hooks and may be complicated to attach around an engine inside of a large vehicle or craft. Without the sling, however, the hook has nothing to attach itself to and the engine will not move.

There are 7 main steps in effectively hoisting an engine and moving it to another location. First, the hoist must be positioned over the engine. The weight capacity must also be double checked to ensure the engine is not too heavy for the hoist to safely lift. The chains or wire rope must also be inspected each time. Sometimes, the engine itself will have anchor points that help determine where the hoist sling should be attached. After the sling is secure around the engine, the hoist hook is attached, and the engine is lifted no more than a couple inches. Then, the engine is raised so that it clears any obstacles, including the vehicle or craft. It is then slowly and gently moved into the new position and lowered until it touches the ground. Stabilizers are usually placed under the engine so that it can stay upright and balanced.