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Posted April 02, 2011 - 02:54 PM

Yep, I'm at it again. Only this time, I have a finished product to show off! My dilema is to pull the K341 out of the LGT 165 and re ring plus whatever else is needed. At my age, I do not need to horse this thing around. Some time back, my co-worker and I tore down a 1920's garage and rebuilt it. I saved the bypass door hardware and today some of it got put to use. These were 8'X7' wooden doors. Anyway, on to the pics. First couple are some of the ingredients.
Image004crop.jpg They didn't upload in order, but I'm sure you folks will get the idea. Introducing the "Kohler Engine Hoist"! All comments are graciously accepted.
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Posted April 02, 2011 - 03:43 PM

Here's three more. First lift at 80 lbs. works great.
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Posted April 02, 2011 - 03:49 PM

Nice work Kenny.:thumbs:
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Posted April 02, 2011 - 06:21 PM

Good job Kenny, the lift will always come in handy. I would like to do something along the lines of a trolley lift at some point in time. Just like now I have that Onan to set in the 1655 and I can't do it by myself trying to climb over the bucket. It is different if the stuff is out in the open but even then it is still hard on the body.

Was that winch off of a four wheeler? Noticed the camo paint and made me wonder.
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Posted April 02, 2011 - 06:35 PM

It is a HF special. It will work good for this. Just think about barn doors that bypass. They hold a lot of weight. The parts I got from the old garage is probably rated for more than I will put on it.
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Posted April 02, 2011 - 06:50 PM

I think you would break a joist before breaking the hangar. I think it will definitely work for what you are intending.

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Posted April 02, 2011 - 07:13 PM

That's what I'm thinking. The weight is spread over 6 joists, I can hang from it. So it should do what I want it to. Weight won't be hanging from it forever, Just lift from tractor, roll to table, set down. Reverse to install. If I expected more from it, I would add another track and double everything.
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Posted April 02, 2011 - 07:36 PM

Just be careful, winches don't have safety brakes... Overhead hoists do, for a reason. Will probably work fine, just don't ever get under it with a load on it.

Excellent use of existing equipment to save your back. I hope it gives you many years of lifting!
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Posted April 02, 2011 - 08:05 PM

The winch is about head high, so nothing will be more than table top height from ground. Think about how tall a K341 is. If I pulled it up tight, pan would be 40~" off ground. I'm a little taller than that. LOL I understand what you mean about safety. First pull with the engine hanging will be about 2-3", than I will hang off trolley. If that holds, lift high enough to clear tractor and roll to table. Then lift high enough to put on table. This is a 3000 lb. winch, so it should not be a problem. If it is, HF WILL hear about it.
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Posted April 02, 2011 - 08:33 PM

Kenny, that is very nice workmanship. Very nice. I hope it saves your back several times over.
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Posted April 02, 2011 - 08:45 PM

I like it.Makes me think of doing something along the same line.
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Posted April 02, 2011 - 09:27 PM

Looking good, and you should be fine with the weight. I have a chain hoist mounted in my shop that has 2x6's laying over about 6 joists. I have pulled motors out with it and it has also lifted the weight of my flat belt lathe and a three phase Rockwell drill press. Tractor motor? No problem!
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Posted April 03, 2011 - 05:13 AM

Hard to compete against a chain hoist, but mine is on rollers. I have 10 1/2' of track up there. Gets me to the middle of the leanto. If you look at the last pic in first post, you will see a bunch of lumber that is hanging form the other end of the roof. I still have about 20' of track and another pair of rollers. What else can we make?
I do plan to put something at the ends so I don't run it out of the track. The table I will put the engine on will be a 32" steel door on those adjustable metal sawhorses the are supposed to hold 1200 lbs. So , no problem there.
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Edited by KennyP, April 03, 2011 - 05:17 AM.
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