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    So it has been a while since I have built anything worthy of posting, but I just completed a hoist for the ventilated shop space and it might be of interest for some here. The first picture is my initial drawing, based on the materials I had available. It changed as heavier material became available.
    My trolley and chain hoist are both 1 ton but the I beam and mounting can except up to a 3 ton trolley and hoist, if the need arises. It was a quick project that generated lots of pictures. You can see the full build here Hobby Workshop Projects: workshop hoist.


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    The end assemblies ready for welding.

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    The welding set-up.

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    Bolted in place.

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    The completed hoist.

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    In it's stored position.

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    Thanks Carlos B! We've added your Shop Hoist to our Hoists category,
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    Thanks DIYer.

    So I pulled my lawn tractor into the shop for some maintenance and try out the hoist. With the cutting deck it comes in close to 700 lbs, still only 1/3 the capacity of the hoist. Here's a picture.

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    SHOP HOIST

    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos B View Post
    Thanks DIYer.

    So I pulled my lawn tractor into the shop for some maintenance and try out the hoist. With the cutting deck it comes in close to 700 lbs, still only 1/3 the capacity of the hoist. Here's a picture.

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    I like the hoist. I own a 56 ford f100 pickup and it will need disassembly and this would be useful.

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    Hi Carlos B,

    You did a fine job on that hoist, nice solid welds. Your install pulls everything together nice. I'd say you've got yourself a nice shop coming together also. That hoist is going to be a very useful tool for some time I'm sure. I've been looking for some similar design ideas and yours is very inspiring. Clean and solid. I'll bet that lawn tractor lift didn't even make it creak. Hehee. Very good work Carlos, Thanks for Sharing and enjoy your fine Hoist.

    Ray R.

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    Thanks TrickieDickie, good luck with your disassembly, yes this should help, I have a couple of mobile hoists, they have there use but for many jobs they tend to be in the way.
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    Thanks for the enthusiasm Ray R., good luck with yours. Yes your right very solid, not a sound when the full weight of the tractor went on it ha ha.
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    Well designed and executed hoist Carlos B! Your write up on your blog has good details as I wondered how the beams were anchored on the floor.

    Great job and post, thanks for sharing with us.

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    Thanks PJs, I guess you read the ventilated shop build thread. Yes I pulled two patio stones dug down 5' (below frost [most of the time ] here) through part of a broken patio stone in the bottom, lined up my post and filled the hole with concrete. The shaped patio stone you see around the post is the top of the pour.


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