The Advantages of Portable Engine Hoists

Forklifts, cranes, and hoists, oh my! Industrial engine moving options are plentiful. So which do you choose?

There are advantages and disadvantages to each, but in this article, we’re going to focus on the benefits afforded to you with portable engine hoists. Keep reading to learn more!


Let’s start with one of the more obvious advantages, shall we? It makes sense that portable engine hoists would be, well, portable.

These types of hoists make it easy to transport heavy and bulky engines to different locations. The hoist itself is also designed to be easily moved to various areas.


These hoists are versatile in their power source as well as their application.

In terms of power, they can be powered manually, with air power, or with electric power. Electrically powered hoists are the fastest and most efficient, allowing workers to rest instead of manually lifting heavy loads.

They can also use chains, rope, and wire to lift engines and other industrial parts, so it can be customized for each project on which material will work best.

Certain types of portable engine hoists also allow you to lift and move things both vertically and horizontally, which other moving machines aren’t able to do.


Compared to other types of cranes, hoists, and machinery, portable engine hoists (especially those that are electrically powered) tend to be quieter. This can be a relief on many job sites and industrial areas that get loud.

Can Handle Heavy Loads

Perhaps the most important advantage of using hoists is that they can handle heavy loads that workers can’t handle on their own. Instead of overworking people and tasking them with manually transporting heavy engines, hoists make it quick, simple, and easy, no matter how large the engine is.

Whether you’re moving small motorcycle engines or huge oil rig machinery, these industrial hoists can handle it.

Durable and Long-Lasting

We know what you might be thinking: this is yet another piece of machinery that you’ll have to maintain and eventually replace.

But that’s what makes these types of industrial hoists so great: they have fewer parts and components compared to larger cranes, trucks, and other types of industrial movers. This means they’re more easily maintain, are more durable, and require less maintenance.

This, in turn, means that they’re long-lasting and will serve you long into the future.

Those Advantages of Portable Engine Hoists Sound Great… But What About the Disadvantages?

Durability, portability, and versatility are three buzzwords when it comes to industrial machinery. But portable engine hoists are far from perfect, even if they fulfill those three desirable characteristics.

Before you buy, read our article on some of the most common crane/hoist problems that people face.

You can also contact us with any questions you still have about these types of hoists, if you want more clarity on the advantages/disadvantages, or if you’re ready to buy!

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