Mechanical and Hydraulic Engine Cranes

When it comes to working on your car, few tasks are as exciting, interesting, and intimidating as removing your engine. While removing your motor is a rather in depth and involved procedure, it is actually much more common than one might expect. Some of the more common repairs that necessitate engine removal include clutch replacements on some cars, repairing a blown head gasket, rebuilding a tired engine, or replacing your rod bearings. When pulling your engine out of your car, it takes quite a few tools as one must remove all of the ancillary components such as intake manifolds and cooling hoses to create sufficient room to get the engine out. As such, you’ll of course need a good socket set as well as a myriad of different flathead and phillips screwdrivers. However, when it comes to tools, the undisputed centerpiece of your engine removal tool arsenal is your trusty engine hoist.

Why is the engine hoist so important you ask? Well first it’s important to know that the average engine weighs somewhere between 400 and 600 pounds. As such, unless you have a squad of crossfit trainers who have been tailoring your dead lift and you routinely enter strong man competitions, you realistically aren’t going to be able to lift your engine out by hand. Naturally, to compensate you’ll need a tool that is specifically geared towards this end. Secondly, the least safe part of any engine removal procedure is the moment when you are actually lifting the engine out of the car once everything is unbolted. Considering the consequences if your engine were to fall or your hoist were to tip, a sturdy engine hoist is a critical safety item during any engine removal procedure.

Engine Hoist Comparison

Before we get started, if you already know all about engine hoists, we have made a quick reference guide to save you some time. These are our favorite recommendations and we think that they will serve you well. If you are looking for more detailed information, skip past the chart and read on!