Last fall I installed a 1320-pound Electronic Cable Hoist in our barn. The timing of this installation worked out perfectly because I was able to hang deer with ease as we skinned and processed them. Up until this point I had always used rope to hang my wild game. No frills, toss the rope over the rafters and hop on something with a motor to pull it forward. If no such vehicle was available, then it’s all up to brute strength, so you had better toss some lead in your pants and get to work because you had to hoist it up there somehow!
Needless to say, this electronic hoist was more than a step-up from what I had previously. Its applications haven’t ended with hoisting deer though. In the time it has been installed this hoist has been used to lift large hay bales, take the hard work out of moving heavy equipment including tractor implements, building supplies and more. It has more than paid for itself in utility.
After using this hoist in our barn, I decided I also wanted to install one in my personal shop. While there are three different sizes (440lbs, 880lbs, 1320lbs) the price difference from the smallest to the largest isn’t that significant, so I opted for the 1320-pounder. When it comes to versatility, I can do virtually any job that I need to without a problem with a hoist of this size. It’s a really handy tool to have for all kinds of automotive purposes including the recent installation of my Ranch Hand grille guard. It acts as another set of hands when I’m working alone and has come in handy for loading heavy gear into the back of my truck.
So, what about the third hoist, you ask? Well, the barn is the lucky recipient of another hoist. A large barn that houses all sorts of equipment, serves as a workspace, at times a garage, and also stores livestock feed, sacks of concrete, wood, metal, pipe, fence posts, etc – this is the perfect space to have more than one functioning hoist to help you get your work done quicker, easier, and more efficiently. The 38-foot steel wire cable makes it possible to hang it from tall ceilings or reach out quite a distance to get your work done. The installation process is a breeze and it runs on a regular 110-volt system, so once you install it you can plug it in anywhere and be up and running in under an hour’s time.
The best part is, these are really affordable. Starting at $109.00 and going up to $199.00, a highly practical and capable piece of equipment like this is well worth it in my mind. Check it out and take a listen!