Updated April 01, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

The 8 Best Electric Hoists

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This wiki has been edited 16 times since it was first published in June of 2015. Whether you work in a warehouse, an engine repair shop, or a lumber yard, there's going to be stuff way too heavy for you to lift on your own. But why work hard with a manual hoist when you can work smart, by letting these quality electric models do the job for you. Whatever you need it for, one of the options on this list will be appropriate. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best electric hoist on Amazon.

8. Sportsman Series E-Hoist UL

7. Warn PullzAll

6. Steel Dragon Tools SDT-EWH0880

5. Shop Fox D4070

4. BeamNova 70021863

3. Champion 18890

2. Goplus 1320

1. Arksen 018-HO-18038

Editor's Notes

March 30, 2019:

Choosing the best electric hoist generally comes down to two things: reliability and capacity. Since we have done the research to ensure all the models on this list are reliable, you'll only have to take one thing into consideration when making your buying decision — lifting capacity. If you work in a commercial shop that often needs to hoist very heavy objects, your best options are going to be the Arksen 018-HO-18038, Goplus 1320, and BeamNova 70021863, as these can lift 2,000, 1,320, and 1,500 pounds respectively. The Champion 18890 and Steel Dragon Tools SDT-EWH0880 have an 880-pound capacity when set up in a double-line configuration, and half that when in a single-line configuration. The Sportsman Series E-Hoist UL and Shop Fox D4070 are the weakest models on our list with just a 440-pound capacity. For a versatile option, consider the Warn PullzAll, which allows for both vertical and horizontal operation.


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on April 01, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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