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Old 10-05-2017, 06:39 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?"

HF has a 1 and 2 ton rated ones that are good sellers.
I have a 1 ton hanging in my shop right now.
20 foot lift I belive.
But my beam is 14 foot off the floor, so I have all I need,
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Old 10-06-2017, 05:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Lightman
"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?"

HF has a 1 and 2 ton rated ones that are good sellers.
I have a 1 ton hanging in my shop right now.
20 foot lift I belive.
But my beam is 14 foot off the floor, so I have all I need,
Those use one chain for teh lift and a diffrent one to pull on, what I am asking abour uses the same chain for the lift and the operating lift?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXzGSB4i1UU

long video, but this is wnat I was asking about.
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Old 10-06-2017, 08:27 AM
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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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Sounds like somebody bought a cheap or plain short one. Mine has a chain loop more than long enough to raise a beef for butchery. I have a lighter version of one my dad had. Mine is about 2 t, his must have been around 5. Both would pick up off the floor and raise a load 10 feet.

My issue with using a differential style chain hoist for butchery is handling the slack loop. The higher the load gets, the longer the slack loop gets. Rubbing the slack loop against the carcass is a sure way to get floor Schmeg all over the meat.


I haven't seen one for sale, but they come up at auctions now and then.
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Old 10-06-2017, 02:12 PM
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"Those use one chain for teh lift and a diffrent one to pull on, what I am asking abour uses the same chain for the lift and the operating lift?"

Right you are.

The kind you are talking about use the difference in dia between the upper and lower pulleys.
It is just a chain version of the sailors rope system.
Problems are the room needed for the lower pulley and the long "tail" of used chain that gets in the way.

The geared and "endless chain" version solves those problems.
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Old 10-06-2017, 03:56 PM
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[QUOTE=kbs2244;695712]"Those use one chain for teh lift and a diffrent one to pull on, what I am asking abour uses the same chain for the lift and the operating lift?"

Right you are.

The kind you are talking about use the difference in dia between the upper and lower pulleys.
It is just a chain version of the sailors rope system.
Problems are the room needed for the lower pulley and the long "tail" of used chain that gets in the way.

The geared and "endless chain" version solves those problems.[/QUOTE

Slight correction. These hoists work on the difference in diameter of the two side by side pulleys at the top. The lower pulley has no effect. Mine has toothed pulleys at the top that grip the chain as it rolls over it, while the lower pulley has a simple rounded groove.
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Old 10-06-2017, 06:01 PM
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Here on the farm there is a winch log mounted at the top of the hay loft access door that they used to hoist the carcass when butchering. These tools are ancient, but seems they are still far ahead of the improvements made in the last hundred years.
I will get a picture and try to post later on in the weekend.
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Old 10-06-2017, 08:13 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?
Haven't seen one for years, they were called a differential hoist. Could lift a engine effortlessly.
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I have one that belonged to my dad. He used it for years in his automotive repair shop doing engine removal/replacements.

It's in storage these days waiting for the right place to be put back into use.

Time for a new signature line!!
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Old 10-06-2017, 08:58 PM
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Haven't seen one for years, they were called a differential hoist. Could lift a engine effortlessly.
You can see mine in the pole shed. Hanging from the ridge pole in the third bay. Makes unloading stuff out of a pickup a breeze. Back under, hook up load, hoist, drive out from under.....
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Well I finally got it out of the car. Used the engine crane. Work smart not hard. Filled the oil cups up and it's amazing what a bit of oil will do for old things that have been sitting. the brake loosened up. It had been getting tight to the point that it was real hard to turn the wheel. Here's a couple more pics to show how bent the chain guide is and how big this beast is. Hook on engine crane is 3/8".
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