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Old 06-17-2019, 06:51 PM
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Live and learn. Might be a regional thing. So long as we can all lift our engines, though, Id be content to call it by either name.
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Old 06-17-2019, 07:17 PM
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yeah, it's pretty common vernacular in the automotive world to call an engine hoist a cherry picker too.
Just don't call it "Conditional", You'll never hear the end of it! ;-)

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Old 06-18-2019, 07:49 PM
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I raised the pallet off of the ground onto, I think, 4x4 inch blocks. Whatever will accommodate the legs of your engine hoist. I used a lever (actually, a mattock) to lift one side of the pallet at a time onto the blocks. Then, it was easy to position the hoist directly over the engine.
Exactly what I did; slowly raise up the pallet on blocks, roll the engine hoist under, suspend. The the real challenge was getting the box off. Lyc's pour-in-place-type foam packaging did a good job of molding the box to the engine. I had to cut away part of the box to get the engine out.

BTW, this is my understanding (Left coast perspective). Looks like you can hoist an engine with a cherry picker, but not pick cherries with an engine hoist.

Engine hoist:



Cherry picker:

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Old 06-19-2019, 03:38 PM
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Ok--I have the engine off the pallet and on cinder blocks. Is there an easy way to pick up and rotate the engine 180 degrees. It is currently backwards. I would like to minimize rolling the engine around when hoisted off the ground. Should I raise the engine remove the box and then lower down on something with wheels? Then I can turn the engine around. Maybe these are stupids questions, but I am lifting a $38K thing off the ground and would like to avoid mishaps.

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Old 06-19-2019, 05:15 PM
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Ok--I have the engine off the pallet and on cinder blocks. Is there an easy way to pick up and rotate the engine 180 degrees. It is currently backwards. I would like to minimize rolling the engine around when hoisted off the ground. Should I raise the engine remove the box and then lower down on something with wheels? Then I can turn the engine around. Maybe these are stupids questions, but I am lifting a $38K thing off the ground and would like to avoid mishaps.

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Backwards to what? The plane? No reason to do anything until you're ready to mount it, but then...

It's an engine hoist. It's designed to safely hoist engines. If the engine is properly attached to the hoist via the chain, it's not going anywhere you don't make it go...move slowly, watch what you're doing, and it'll be fine.
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:26 PM
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If I understand the question, it sounds like you should just twist the lifting chain 180 before you hook it to the engine lifting ring. Then lift the engine slowly while someone holds the engine so it doesn't spin rapidly.
Is that what you are talking about?
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Old 06-19-2019, 07:59 PM
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I figured out my non-issue. Just not thinking it through.
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Old 06-19-2019, 08:07 PM
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Exactly what I did; slowly raise up the pallet on blocks, roll the engine hoist under, suspend. The the real challenge was getting the box off. Lyc's pour-in-place-type foam packaging did a good job of molding the box to the engine. I had to cut away part of the box to get the engine out.

BTW, this is my understanding (Left coast perspective). Looks like you can hoist an engine with a cherry picker, but not pick cherries with an engine hoist.

Engine hoist:



Cherry picker:

They're pretty similar in the way the main boom articulates, so I see how the cherry picker hoist got its name.
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Old 06-20-2019, 07:13 AM
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Ken,
If something comes up and you need a hand, let me know. I am in Okemos, so not that far away and I will come up. I remember when you got your kit several years ago!
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Old 06-20-2019, 08:52 AM
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Picking Cherries or lifting engines..make sure you have your oil pressure fitting in place!! Don't want to pick more cherries than you need too!
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