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Old 09-30-2017, 11:26 PM
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Finally bought something today. 4 ton chain hoist. Has a couple of small issues but overall in decent shape. Old enough to have oil cups on it. Hand chain guide is bent, from dropping I'm sure. Also side cover has a drop type dent too. And it needs a hand chain. Don't think it was too bad for $50. Pics of course as it progresses.
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Old 10-01-2017, 05:59 AM
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Looks like a good buy!


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Old 10-01-2017, 10:45 AM
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I'd almost be willing to trade you even for the 5 ton I got some months back. Mine is a beast and with all of the chain involved a pain to hang to do anything. lol

Nice find/buy. I'm sure the cost was reasonable and made it easy to bring home.
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Old 10-01-2017, 11:10 AM
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I'd almost be willing to trade you even for the 5 ton I got some months back. Mine is a beast and with all of the chain involved a pain to hang to do anything. lol

Nice find/buy. I'm sure the cost was reasonable and made it easy to bring home.
you know it’s heavy, when you have to use your 1 ton chain fall, to lift up your 5 ton chain fall, so you can use it.......
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Old 10-01-2017, 01:46 PM
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you know it’s heavy, when you have to use your 1 ton chain fall, to lift up your 5 ton chain fall, so you can use it.......
So I guess I need to start looking for another chain fall then.........
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Old 10-01-2017, 02:38 PM
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Thats a setit and forgetit hoist!
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Old 10-01-2017, 05:21 PM
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Youbetit. It's going on the engine crane when I start work on it.
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Old 10-05-2017, 11:57 AM
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Are the style of endless loop of chain and a double top wheel and single lower wheel still around? The top wheels are conected together and have slightly diffrent diameters?
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Old 10-05-2017, 04:29 PM
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I'm sure they are. This one has (had) a loop for the hand chain. And its got a single line for the lift.
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Old 10-05-2017, 06:09 PM
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Are the style of endless loop of chain and a double top wheel and single lower wheel still around? The top wheels are conected together and have slightly diffrent diameters?
Those things a curse on mankind. We used one for while to butcher beefs and the cursed thing NEVER had the the right length to fit. Had to physically lift the carcass to hook in on to have enough lift to get it off the ground. I suppose it was a matter of the loop being too short to have the needed lift. But every time I hear of them I curse those days. :-)
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