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Old 08-05-2014, 09:27 PM   #1
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Weight of chassis

Just thinking about making a gantry to lift the shell and I realized I'd need two chain hoists. The second realization was that I have no idea of what rating hoists I'd need to safely lift a 33 foot long chassis with attached tandem axle running gear. floor, belly pan etc and flip it over and back again a few times. I could figure out the weight of a chassis, axles etc and add it all up but I wasn't sure if that was the best route to take safety wise. Just thought I'd throw it out there and see if anyone had experience with chain hoists?
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I purchased 2 at harbor freight- 1 ton chain hoist when I lift my shell off. I have 28ft and had no problems. Even used it to flip the gram with axles on. The issue is the gantry breaking. I had to beef up my gantry, the hoist did great.


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