OTC (2002) 2000 lb engine hoist
When talking about high quality lifting equipment the brand OTC is one of the first that pops in the mind. OTC has proved that they are making one of the most durable and highest quality engine hoists and stands for different uses, starting from individual repairers to large car work shops. OTC 2002 is a 1 ton (2000 lb) engine hoist, which will suite smaller and lighter engine blocks. For larger engines take a look at OTC 4000 lb engine hoist.
As mentioned this tool has got a maximum lifting capacity of 1 ton (2000 lb) with a closed boom. The engine hoist is made from a heavy gauge steel tubes, which are welded together to make a durable steel frame. This tool uses top quality steel, so you won’t have to worry that the tool might break or bend when lifting higher loads. The tool can be used in automotive works to lift engines, transmissions, gearboxes and other heavy car parts, as well as in many other industries for lifting heavy objects. The engine hoists has got two support plates on the bottom of the hoist to increase the stability of the tool and there also is a moving handle with rubber grips mounted on the back of the upright post, so it is easier to move the hoist around. This hydraulic hoist also has got a foldable design, you can quickly fold the legs of the hoist upwards with a simple pin system, so the hoist will take up much less space when stored.
To lift loads this OTC 2002 engine hoist has got a high capacity hydraulic jack. The jack used on the hoist also is a heavy duty tool, which is reliable and should serve for a lot of years. The jack has got a hydraulic cylinder, so you need to increase the pressure inside the cylinder by inserting a metal bar into a special socket on the bottom of the ram, pumping of the bar will slowly lift the load. To lower the load slowly open a bleed valve located on the bottom of the ram.
Legs and wheels
OTC 2002 engine hoist features a 2 leg design, both legs can be easily folded or detached from the hoist using quick release pins. On front of the hoist there are two 3.5 inch (9 cm) large casters, which can only be moved to front and back, and on the back of the hoist there are two 6 inch (15 cm) casters. All four casters have durable steel bearings that allow to move the hoist freely even with a load. Unfortunately this OTC engine hoist does not provide the same level of movement as hoists with all swivel casters.
OTC 2002 engine hoists has got an adjustable boom with 4 adjustment positions:
- 1 ton (2000 lb);
- ¾ ton (1500 lb);
- ½ ton (1000 lb);
- ¼ ton (500 lb).
At the end of the boom there is a usual chain and a grab hook where lifting chains or a load leveler can be attached. The reach of the boom in closed position is 24 inches (61 cm) and in fully extended position 36 inches (91 cm).
Size and weight
The dimensions of OTC 2002 engine hoist are 21x62x20 inches (53x157x51 cm) and weight of the tool is 226 lb (102 kg).
- High quality parts and looks
- Very durable and stable tool, one of the best 1 ton (2000 lb) engine hoists
- Foldable design, quick release pins allow to quickly fold the hoist for storage
- The price difference of OTC 2002 1 ton (2000 lb) and OTC 2004 2 ton (4000 lb) engine hoists is just few dollars on the sale, so you may better consider the 2 ton model as it has got double the lifting capacity of this 1 ton model