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  • Van mini hoist/lift needed

    Greetings all and happy monday!

    I'm located in Orange County, CA

    Chevy Express 2500

    Need some leads on a auto mini lift/hoist to help me get my drain machines and future mini jetter in and out of the back of my van. An arm type will do, although I'm thinking of a lift with some sort of arm that slides across the top so I can lift on both the left and right sides, if that makes sense

    Thanks folks!
    Last edited by JeffH; 01-28-2013, 01:28 PM.

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    Re: Van mini hoist/lift needed

    Originally posted by JeffH View Post
    Greetings all and happy monday!

    I'm located in Orange County, CA

    Need some leads on a auto mini lift/hoist to help me get my drain machines and future mini jetter in and out of the back of my van. An arm type will do, although I'm thinking of a lift with some sort of arm that slides across the top so I can lift on both the left and right sides, if that makes sense

    Thanks folks!
    Check out this link from Powermate. I bought one of their hand trucks last year, and it's a life saver.

    This one here is for the truck only.

    PowerMate┬« Stairclimbing Model┬* #LiftGate

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      Re: Van mini hoist/lift needed

      Very nice indeed! Will be calling them this morning. Hopefully they have folks here in So Cal. Thanks!

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        Re: Van mini hoist/lift needed

        harbor frieght crane...replace the manual hoist with electric...under 250.
        Buy cheap, buy twice.

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        • #5
          Harbor Freight

          is much more my price range! Thank for the input.

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          • #6
            Re: Harbor Freight

            Originally posted by JeffH View Post
            is much more my price range! Thank for the input.
            Out of curiosity, did you get a price on the
            PowerMate® Stairclimbing Model* #LiftGate


            Ron


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            • #7
              Re: Harbor Freight

              Originally posted by lreops View Post
              Out of curiosity, did you get a price on the
              PowerMate® Stairclimbing Model* #LiftGate


              Ron

              If I had to guess, I would say 4k +/-

              For 6 years this same salesman hounded us to buy a handtruck and the price was $4,600.00 (give or take).

              Last year, we bought that handtruck in the $2,200.00 range. I have to give the salesman credit, he hung in for 6 years!!

              Anyways, a Plumber in our area has this powermate set-up in his truck, and it's really nice.

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              • #8
                Re: Van mini hoist/lift needed

                Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
                harbor frieght crane...replace the manual hoist with electric...under 250.
                that's what i've used in the last 3 vans. chevy 3500, gmc 4500 and sprinter 1 ton.

                all converted with the electric winch.

                most importantly is to properly bolt through the floor and into a steel plate below the floor properly secured to the frame or heavy structure.

                no problem when it's a light load non extended, but a heavy jetter or machine extended out will tweak your floor if not mounted properly.

                rick.
                phoebe it is

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                • #9
                  Re: Harbor Freight

                  called them this morning. The going rate is about $3K plus $450.00 for install. I'm sure it's a killer lift, but I'm certainly going to explore other options.
                  Last edited by JeffH; 01-28-2013, 10:14 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Van mini hoist/lift needed

                    Have you looked into the scooter industry?
                    Scooter Car Lifts: Harmar Lifts, Scooter Vehicle Lifts, Mobility Scooter Lift, SUV Wheelchair Scooter Lifts

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                    • #11
                      Re: Van mini hoist/lift needed

                      Something I did with mine was add a 10lb weight right above the hook. It was actually 2 anode plates from west marine. Without the weight, you have to keep constant tension on the cable or it'll tangle up.
                      Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                        Re: Van mini hoist/lift needed

                        Originally posted by Flux View Post
                        Check out this link from Powermate. I bought one of their hand trucks last year, and it's a life saver.

                        This one here is for the truck only.

                        PowerMate® Stairclimbing Model #LiftGate
                        that's a nice setup. don't know what it costs but certaintly looks like a back saver. with 500 lb capacity you can do a lot.
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                          Re: Van mini hoist/lift needed

                          Originally posted by Bob D. View Post
                          that's a nice setup. don't know what it costs but certaintly looks like a back saver. with 500 lb capacity you can do a lot.
                          I have the actual stair climber, and it's a dream to pull out a 400# boiler by myself. No more cracking sections and getting black water/soot all over the basement floor.

                          Anything heavier, I need another guy on the steps with me.

                          But I've seen this exact set-up in person from another local Plumber, and it is a really nice unit. This was placed in a Sprinter van, and it fits nicely.

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