Tools & Equipment: Workshop Equipment: Using workshop equipment
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Using an engine hoist

Summary
Mobile floor cranes are capable of lifting very heavy objects, which make them suitable for lifting engines. The objective of this procedure is to show you how to use an engine hoist and choose the correct attachments to lift an engine.

Part 1. Preparation and safety

Objective

Personal safety

Whenever you perform a task in the workshop you must use personal protective clothing and equipment that is appropriate for the task and which conforms to your local safety regulations and policies. Among other items, this may include:

If you are not certain what is appropriate or required, ask your supervisor.

Safety check

Using an engine hoist

Using an engine hoist

Points to note


Part 2: Step-by-step instruction

  1. Position the hoist
    Make sure the weight rating of the lifting crane is greater than the weight of the object you’re lifting. In this case, you’ll be lifting and moving an engine. Lower the lifting arm and position the lifting end and chain over the center of the engine.
  2. Inspect the lifting attachments
    Inspect the chain, steel cable or sling and bolts to make sure they are in sound condition. They must be strong enough to support the weight of the engine. The sling should be long enough so when you lift the engine the angle at the top of the sling is about forty-five degrees.
  3. Locate the lifting points
    Look carefully around the engine to determine if it has lifting “eyes” or other anchor points
  4. Attach the hoist sling
    If the engine has lifting eyes, attach the sling with “D” shackles or chain hooks. If you need to screw in bolts and spacer washers to lift the engine, make sure you use the correct bolt and spacer size for the chain or cable. Screw the bolts until the sling is held tight against the engine.
  5. Attach the hoist hook
    Attach the hook of the hoist under the center of the sling and raise the hoist just enough to lift the engine an inch or two. Double-check the sling and attachment points for safety. The center of gravity of the engine should be directly under the hook of the hoist, and there should be no twists or kinks in the chain or sling.
  6. Raise the engine
    Raise the hoist high enough so that the engine is clear of the ground and any obstacles. Slowly and gently move the hoist and engine to its new position.
  7. Lower the engine
    Lower the engine until it touches the ground. Making sure it is positioned correctly. You may need to place spacers under the engine to stabilize it. Once you are sure the engine is stable lower the hoist, remove the sling and any securing fasteners, then return the equipment to its storage area.