- 28 Jul 2023
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I've had many experiences working with Chain Hoists (yes you can use them horizontally - not ideal) Lever hoists - single chain (my guys call them 'crankers') I also have quite a few 'Come alongs' bought whilst working in the USA in 1990s when they were not available here. They are also called Cable pullers. Come alongs can be pretty cheap and nasty, but versatile. Ive owned Tirfors and they are great but maybe a bit unwieldy to rig where space is tight. (as is a block and tackle) The things I've used the least are the winches on my Land-Rovers. My recommendation would be a Chain Lever Hoist, While getting one with spare lifting/pulling capacity seems sensible - the extra weight can be a real pain. You would be better off spending the money on a longer chain. I am going to be facing the same challenges. building my workshop and moving the machines - and have been considering using an engine hoist.