Black Bull 700312 engine hoist review
This engine hoist by Black Bull can lift engines, transmissions and other up to 1 ton (2000 lb) heavy objects. Engine hoist has got a foldable design, so it can be folded to take up a lot less space while storing it into your garage or other workplace. The hoist has got an adjustable boom, durable steel frame, hydraulic ram for lifting and 6 casters that allows to move the hoist with a load. This engine hoist comes in a black color, which makes it at least a bit different from most other engine hoist that comes in red or orange colors.
The frame of this engine hoist is made from a heavy duty steel plates. The frame of the hoists, lifting loads up to 1 ton (2000 lb). An advantage of this engine hoist is that it can be folded to take up a lot less space than in working position. This is especially useful for those who have tight space in their garage, workshop or other place they use the hoist. Legs of the hoist can be positioned upwards and secured into place with two locking pins and the boom of the hoist can be lowered down. In folded position this engine hoist will be almost 40 inches (101 cm) shorter than in working position. You can easily move the folded hoist into a corner of your workspace to leave for storage. On the side of the frame there are two support braces that increases the durability of the hoist.
Engine lift is equipped with a 1 ton (2000 lb) hydraulic jack. This is not the highest capacity jack, but will provide enough lifting power for most v4 and smaller v6 engines. The lifting and lowering of loads needs to be done manually, inserting a pumping bar into the jack and pumping the jack will lift a load and turning the bleed valve on the bottom of the jack will lower the load.
Legs and wheels
Engine hoist has got two legs made from durable steel plates. Both legs have a foldable design, so they can be lifted upwards for storage. To secure legs into either a working or folding position there are two locking pins that allows to change the position of legs quickly.
Black Bull hydraulic engine hoist is equipped with 6 casters that each can be turned 360 degrees around. We are used to seeing 6 casters on engine lifters with at least 2 ton (4000 lb) or even 3 ton (6000 lb) or more lifting capacities, and 1 ton (2000 lb) engine hoists usually have only 4 casters. 6 casters gives the hoist a lot better stability and allows to move the hoist easier when it has lifted a load compared to hoists with just 4 casters. Each caster of the hoist can be rotated 360 degrees around, so the hoist can be moved in practically any direction. The lift should move easily even when carrying a load with weight close to 1 ton (2000 lb).
Black Bull 700312 hydraulic engine hoist has got an adjustable boom with 4 adjustment positions:
- 1 ton (2000 lb);
- 3/4 ton (1500 lb);
- ½ ton (1000 lb);
- ¼ ton (500 lb).
At the end of the boom this hoist has got a lifting chain and a grab hook. The length of the boom in closed position is 30 inches (76 cm) and in extended position 41 inches (104 cm).
Size and weight
Dimensions of Black Bull 700312 engine hoist in working position are 38×63.2×70 inches (78x58x146 cm) and in folded position 31x23x57.5 inches (97x160x177 cm). The weight of the lift is 166 lb (75 kg).
- Durable steel design that will handle 1 ton (2000 lb) heavy loads without problems
- 6 casters with 360 design makes the hoist stable and allows easy movement even with a load
- Foldable design will make the hoist take up less space when stored
- Small maximum lifting capacity of 1 ton (2000 lb). The lifting capacity is especially small when the boom is extended in the furthest position. When lifting heavier engines with extended boom make sure to count in additional that weight might come if the engine starts to swing or wobble
- Expensive for a 1 ton (2000 lb) engine hoist