Updated November 18, 2018 by Brett Dvoretz

The 6 Best Engine Hoists

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This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in October of 2018. Removing an engine from a vehicle would be nearly impossible without a heavy-duty lift capable of safely suspending thousands of pounds. With one of the models on this list you can do so without the aid of 10 of your closest friends, so you can work on your car at your leisure. Many of the units we've selected are also suitable for commercial shops and can stand up to daily use for years. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Dragway Tools Cherry Picker

2. Strongway Hydraulic NT32002

3. Ironton 84-inch

Editor's Notes

November 14, 2018:

Safety was of the utmost importance when finding the best engine hoists. For that reason we excluded any models that appeared to have low-quality construction or didn't provide the needed stability for suspending very heavy objects.

4. Five Oceans FO-3820-1

5. Goplus Crane

6. OTC 1820


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on November 18, 2018 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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