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#### Alan_VA

##### Active Member
I have reached the age and physical condition where lifting heavy/awkward things has become a bit "iffy", so I'm thinking of installing a traversing chainfall in the overhead of my workshop. The shop is 11' x 24' with the usual roof trusswork overhead. Or am I over-thinking the problem? Simpler answers, especially those not requiring design work, are always welcome.

#### Hot Wings

##### Grumpy Cynic
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Something like this might be another alternative?

#### Derswede

##### Well-Known Member
Put one in my old workshop. Found a hoist for dye bags in a textile plant, got it and the I-beam for removal costs. The hoist was on a wheeled trolly which could be pulled back and forth along the rail. Lifted quite a few engines with it. It was designed to hold a wet sling with several hundred pounds of dyed goods. IIRC, it was rated at 2400 lbs. As it went cross joist, I attached at each joist a plate that supported the ibeam. A bit of work, but I could pull an engine out and swing it to the worktable. I now have a fixed 600 kg electric winch in my warehouse. I have lots of roller plates to move heavy items.

#### dog

##### Well-Known Member
-1 two ton floor hoist
I cut it up for the steel to build a work table, top is leaned up behind.
My trolley crane has 80" under it with the hoist wrapped around the I beam.

#### Turd Ferguson

##### Well-Known Member
Go with electric hoist if at all possible.