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    Moderator Alan S's Avatar
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    Icon14 It arrived today.

    A while back I mentioned that I had ordered an engine crane (1500kgs capacity) from SuperCheap. Today I collected; no more jack juggling when changing BX cambelts. No more gut busting lifting engines off the floor. No more trying to figure out how to lift a dead Cit to put a jack or axle stands under it..... I wouldn't be game enough to say "I can hardly wait for a breakdown" coz I probably won't have to but for $249 I'm absolutely bloody rapt. I'm a back order so the limited ones that will be available in the next week or two will possibly be $299 but when a local parts supplier has an identical one sitting out front of his place with a "Special; $395" sign on it, I'd suggest any fellow Froggers line up at the local SuperCheap in the morning before they all go.
    Like a kid with a new toy!!

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    Hmm still don't have any in my store yet.

    Even at $299 thats pretty good, quality is half decent on em too.
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    Are you going to UQ on the 11th?
    If so, see you there hopefully.


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    Yep, dunno what car I'll be in, but I'll be there
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    Hi Alan,

    do you mean 2.5tonne. Mine is down at my old mans, but I think it's 2.5ton (I must be wrong) it was about $330 with an engine stand attachment that clamps to it's legs. I think at the full booms reach it's about 750kgs ?? Does that sound the same to you does it have fold up legs, they are a pain in the arse if they don't as they take up HUGE amounts of shed space unless the legs are straight up in the air.

    GR edward in town here always sell them for that price here in town.

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    Real cars have hydraulics DoubleChevron's Avatar
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    Hmm,

    I've just been looking on ebay. cranes similar to mine are 1tonne, not 2.5tonne.... Hmmm, I might shut up now and just check next time I'm down there.

    There was one I was told not to get, maybe it was a 500kg crane... Apparantly you couldn't lift a heavy motor (certainly not the combined engine/gearbox in our case) with the boom fully extended. If you have a DS you DEFINATLY need to fully extend the boom . It's certainly won't be the 1.5tonne model you bought

    seeya,
    Shane L.
    'Cit' homepage:
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    Proper cars--
    '85 Series II CX2500 GTi Turbo I
    '63 ID19 http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/showthread.php?t=90325
    '72 DS21 ie 5spd pallas (last looked at ... about 15years ago)
    '78 GS1220 pallas
    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

    Yay ... No Slugomatics


    Modern Junk:
    '07 Poogoe 407 HDi 6spd manual

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    This one is 1500kgs and 1250 at the extended jib.
    It extends and has folding legs. Last one I used with the same specs I used to lift a dead CX with and move it one end at a time across the garage so, yes, I think it will handle a D engine alright, although in my case, that's a hypothetical example.


    Alan S
    If it ain't broke, use a 12" shifter.....that usually does the trick!!

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