Pittsburgh Automotive 2000 lb engine stand
Pittsburgh Automotive engine stand has got a 1 ton (2000 lb) capacity and can be used to store larger engine blocks on the stand. This engine stand has got a strong construction when compared to stands with lower storage capacities and is very stable even when holding a large engine block. The base of the stand is very wide, which is a bonus for the durability and the stability of the stand, but at the same time is a drawback, because the stand will not fit between legs of some engine hoists.
Harbor Freight Tools engine stand has got a durable, heavy gauge steel construction that can take up to 1 ton (2000 lb) heavy engine blocks. The stand is designed in such a way that it is very stable, unlike 3 wheeled stands with one leg that feels like it will fall down together with an engine. The steel used to manufacture this stand has got a high quality and the welding spots look good. On the sides of the upright post there are two support plates for additional durability of the stand. The body of the stand is foldable, you can quickly pull out the pins from the legs, turn them upwards and pop the pins back into the base to transform the stand from working to folding position and back. When stand is in a foldable position it can still be moved thanks to the third wheel at the middle of the base. This is a very useful feature for those that don’t have a lot of free space in their work shop or garage. The stand comes dismounted, so you will need to assemble the unit to use it.
Mounting plate and arms
Pittsburg Automotive engine stand has got an adjustable head that can be rotated 360 degrees around with a special bar with rubber ends located behind the head. On front of the head there is a mounting plate with 4 arms, which each can be adjusted to fit majority of todays engine blocks. The head of the stand can be fixed into position with a locking pin that needs to be inserted in the top of the head. This allows to access the stand from various angles to perform repairs to the engine more easily. As the head of the stand needs to hold very heavy weights and might become difficult to rotate, we suggest greasing the rotating head mechanism before usage for easier rotation.
Legs and wheels
The engine stand is equipped with 2 foldable legs and 5 swivel casters. Two leg design provides a lot better stability than a single leg design. All 5 casters can be rotated 360 degrees for extended movement of the stand. All 5 casters have 3 inch (7 cm) size and move freely even when transporting an engine block. One disadvantage of casters is that there is no locking mechanism on any of the casters, so if you don’t have a perfectly level surface, there might be some problems when storing an engine on the stand.
Size and weight
The size of Pittsburg Automotive 1000 engine stand is 41.5x30x35 inches (105x76x89 cm) and the weight of the tool is approx. 95 lb (43 kg). Harbor Freight Tools provides a 90 day warranty for the product.
- High quality
- Strong and solid construction
- Easy to move even with an engine block
- Easy to assemble
- Foldable design will save space when stand is not in use
- The stand has got wide legs, so it will not fit between legs of some engine hoists
- Difficult to rotate the head when an engine block is mounted. Put a grease on the rotating head so it rotates freely even with an engine stored on the stand
- Cannot lock the casters