Mountain MTN5138 engine stand review
Mountain MTN5138 engine stand is a perfect stand for small-type engines with weight up to half a ton. It has a very strong and stable steel construction despite the small size. The size is a benefit because this engine stand will mostly fit between legs of engine hoists. This engine stand offers a lots of other benefits that can make this one of the best choices in whole market of engine stands.
This Mountain engine stand has a very good and durable steel construction that is perfectly suited for holding engines up to 0.5 tons (1000 lb). It has the square type shape and construction can be very stable if even heavier engines are placed on it. You can see that the form and parts of this engine stand are well designed. Two support plates and other construction parts help to hold the heavy engines and doesn’t face any kind of problems. Construction can be folded for more comfortable storage when the stand isn’t used.
Mounting plate and arms
The engine stand has got adjustable mounting plate that can be rotated 360 degrees for easier access to all engine parts. As most of engine stands mounting plate consists of 4 mounting arms or adapter fingers which can be fully adjusted for the engine needs. On back of the mounting plate there is 63 to 1 ration gearbox that allows to easily rotate the engine to desired position. It can be done just by turning the crank handle of gearbox.
Legs and wheels
Engine stand legs consist of two base posts and a leg that can be folded up, it has got 4 casters. Two of them are rigid and that means that they cannot rotate. The other two are front swivel casters which provide easy manoeuvrability. Swivel casters have a locking system that helps to stabilize the movement of engine stand and stabilizes it while working on engine.
Size and weight
The size and weight is quite small compared to all type of engine stands, but it is normal for engine stands with this capacity. Dimensions of working engine stand are 34.25×36.5×36 inches (87x91x93 cm) while in folded state it takes up only 12x18x16 inches (30x46x41 cm).
- Engine stand has a very durable and strong construction
- Size of the construction allows versatile use
- Caster locking system and rotatable mounting plate for comfortable access to engine
- Currently is unavailable in majority of shops