Duralast 4000 lbs engine hoist review
Duralast engine hoist is a heavy duty tool that can be used for lifting automotive parts such as engines and other heavy objects. The engine hoist has got 2 ton (4000 lb) capacity and it is equipped with a telescopic boom with chain and a hook at the end, high capacity hydraulic ram, durable steel frame and four swivel casters. The hoist can also be folded for storage. All these features come at a very reasonable price, which makes this a popular tool amongst individual car repairers as well as for those who own a smaller car workshop.
Duralast engine hoist has got a heavy duty steel construction that can hold up to 2 ton (4000 lb) heavy objects. The hoist is made from different parts such as legs, wheels, hydraulic jack, base post, extendable boom and few smaller parts. All of these parts are held together with durable steel screws. On the sides of the base post there are two support plates and behind the post there is a handle with rubber grips for moving engine lifter. The hoist is painted in a metallic gray and blue colors, which gives a decent look for the tool. However, the paint job of this tool does not have the best quality and you can see small imperfections across different parts of the tool. The hoist has got a foldable design, you can lift and store legs of the hoist upwards and lower the boom down, so it takes less space when stored. Folding of the tool is very simple and fast, as it takes only few minutes to transform the lifter from working to folding position and back again.
Duralast engine hoist is equipped with 8 ton (16000 lb) capacity hydraulic jack. The hydraulic jack allows lifting and lowering loads by changing the hydraulic pressure inside of its cylinder by pumping a bar when lifting the boom, or releasing the bleed valve when lowering the boom.
Legs and wheels
The hoist is equipped with two foldable legs. Under the legs there are total of 6 casters. All of the casters can be rotated 360 degrees, which allows to move the hoist in any direction. Casters are durable and allow to easily move the hoist even under load. Use the hoist only on a firm and straight surface or else it may be difficult to move the tool.
Duralast engine lift is equipped with a telescopic boom that has got 4 adjustment positions:
- 2 ton (4000 lb);
- 1.5 ton (3000 lb);
- 1 ton (2000 lb);
- ½ ton (1000 lb).
At the end of the boom there is a chain and a hook. The lifting range from ground with closed boom is 78.75 inches (2 m).
Size and weight
Dimensions of the Duralast 2 ton engine hoist are 65x41x59 inches (165x104x150 cm) and tool weighs approx. 190 lb (86 kg). Engine hoist has got a 1 year warranty.
- Affordable price for a 2 ton (4000) engine hoist
- Durable steel construction
- Stable and easily movable with 6 swivel casters
- The quality of some parts could be better, but it does not drop behind other low cost engine hoists. The tool will be good for occasional engine lifting, but for regular usage of the tool such as in a larger workshop, we suggest looking at higher quality hoists