Once you take a close look at the Shop Crane, you will realize just how obsolete cherry pickers and homemade cranes really are. Car guys and racers knowingly (and unknowingly) endanger their lives on a daily basis. Whether it's the jack stands or safety goggles you don't bother to grab, or any number of proper tools you neglect to buy in lieu of "what works." Well perhaps it's time we put away such things, and put safety first. The Shop Crane is the perfect place to start.
The Shop Crane is a non-industrial overhead bridge crane that is ergonomic to move and boasts a 5:1 safety factor. The 1,000-pound version is great for powertrains, meanwhile the 2,000-pound version will lift a whole lot more. Best of all, two guys with ladders and hand tools can install it in three hours. A 110-volt electric hoist is available, however a manual hoist is standard. Also included in the kit are 4 columns, 2 runways, 1 bridge, 2 end trucks, 1 trolley to hold hoist, and anchor bolts. Prices range from $2799 to 2999 for the 1,000-pound version, and $4599 to 4799 for the heavy-duty one. To purchase, check out www.shopcrane.com.