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Passca Engine Crane

Passca hydraulic engine crane is an easy to use accessory constructed from heavy-duty steel. With our hydraulic engine cranes, you can easily avoid accidents/hazards that come with lifting heavy loads in a factory or garage setup.

Every hydraulic engine crane has different load capacities to meet the dynamic lifting applications. That is, you may opt for a 1 ton or a 2-ton Passca hydraulic engine crane. Our choice of heavy-duty steel, unique hydraulic cylinder design, and quality hydraulic fluid ensures Passca engine cranes serve you for a long period of time.

For convenience, every Passca hydraulic engine crane comes with 6 wheels. They are fully rotating allowing for easy maneuverability. As an experienced folding engine crane manufacturers, we understand all challenges people face in daily lifting applications. A reason why all Passca hydraulic engine cranes are fitted with thick steel tube legs, and forged steel chain. Also, all hydraulic cranes come with a full 1-year warranty.

Engine Crane

PASSCA engine crane is used on lifting the engine while some repairs needed and also it can be used to lift the heavy objects, in one word, the engine crane is very multiple using tool .t

he engine crane also called shop crane or engine hoist/cherry picker engine hoist, it mostly in the workshops, Passca engine crane has 1 Ton.2Ton and 3Ton capacity, then you can choose according to your budget .the engine crane has extended boom, and the long ram jack to operated and also 2 foldable legs, this feature save lots of space while it’s not using.

the passca engine crane also features a ball bearing swivel casters, this makes the engine crane move and maneuver very smoothly and easier .the unique feature of the passca engine crane is lower down the system , the pump has a unique design which is lower down while the release valve is open.

We passca use high-quality steel to make the engine crane more stable and durable

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Passca:  Engine Crane

Passca engine crane has 1 Ton.2Ton and 3Ton capacity, then you can choose according to your budget.

the engine crane has extended boom, and it can be used on different lifting capacities.

the foldable design can save space in a tight garage or workshop.

Engine Crane: The Ultimate FAQ Guide

In this guide, you will find everything you’re looking for about engine crane such as features, design, working principle, safety features and cost, among other aspects.

So, if you want to be an expert in engine cranes, read this guide.

What is an Engine Crane?

An engine crane is an automotive repair tool used in many vehicle repair shops to remove and install engines in vehicles.

It has a strong support structure to lift and hold engines midair to enable mechanics to connect or disconnect engine parts.

The engine cranes can be configured to lift different types of engines with different configurations and lift points.

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What is the Difference Between Engine Crane and Engine Stand?

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An engine crane is used specifically to lift engines from the vehicle or back into the vehicle.

After removing the engine for repair or servicing, you have to put or store it somewhere.

That’s where an engine stand comes in; the engine stand is used for mounting an engine.

Once on the engine stand, it’s easy to rotate the engine to provide access to the undersurfaces parts of the engine.

Also, an engine crane can only support the weight of an engine for a short period. On the other hand, an engine stand can hold an engine in position for an extended period.

Do all Engine Cranes use the same Hoist Mechanisms?

YES, different cranes use same hoist mechanisms.

What are the Motive Mechanisms of an Engine Crane?

Motive mechanism refers to how equipment moves from one position to another.

Cranes for engine come with different motive mechanisms depending on size and also type of the engine to be removed.

Some of the different motive mechanisms include:

  • Self-propelled: these are types of engine cranes that can drive themselves around the working area.

They can be electric, gasoline, or powered by a combination of both electricity and gasoline.

  • Unpowered: these are mainly smaller engine cranes and require no motive drive such as engines.

They usually require an external force to move them.

They can be towed or wheeled to wherever they are required for use.

They may also require a vehicle for towing.

  • Vehicle-mounted: these are engine cranes that are mounted on vehicles, usually a flat back truck.

Flatback trucks provide mobility and also stabilize the crane.

Vehicle-mounted engine cranes have a higher platform and suspense of engines.

The vehicles also serve as mobile workshops thus preferred for emergency engine repairs.

What Safety Features come with an Engine Crane?

Like any other equipment, engine cranes come with their hazards when handled and operated without following set safety standards.

To mitigate this, most engine crane comes equipped with safety features to reduce the chances of accidents.

Some of these features include:

  • Training protocols: some engine crane manufacturers recommend a trained operator for their units.

Most of the cranes also come with safety stickers on various parts of the cranes to guide the operator on safety measures.

  • Safety/guard rails: these are fitted to protect the operators and also have a harness to prevent operators from injuries occasioned by falls.
  • Non-conductive material: engine cranes that require higher platforms may be fitted with non-conductive materials.

This is to prevent the operator from possible electrocution.

  • Tilt sensor: these are mainly installed to sense an overweight engine and will not allow an engine crane to lift if the maximum operating weight is exceeded.

Why is the Hydraulic Engine Crane Popular?

There are different types of engine cranes and all come in different sizes, shapes, and capabilities.

But the most popular one is the hydraulic crane due to the following capabilities:

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  • Quick lifting pace: compared with other cranes such as the chain engine crane, it’s a bit faster.
  • Affordability: Compared with the electric engine crane, it is less expensive.
  • Easy to operate.
  • High lift: it has a higher lifting capacity compared to most of the engine cranes in the market.
  • Flexibility: Can be used either outdoors or indoors.
  • They require minimal maintenance.

How much does an Engine Crane Cost?

Engine cranes are available in different shapes, sizes, and capabilities depending on use and also on the size of the engines to be lifted.

There price range from as low as $50 to as much as $1000.

How does a hydraulic engine crane work?

Hydraulic engine cranes are used by mechanics to remove engines from vehicles.

The cranes can lift engines of varying sizes, weights and come with different settings to hoist the engine from and back into the vehicle.

A basic outline of how an engine crane works include

  1. Opening the vehicle hood and safety checks: after opening the hood of the vehicle, locate the engine and also establish the middle point of the engine.

Also, ensure no surrounding components obstruct it.

After establishing the engines approximate middle point, you now drape chain around it.

It is usually recommended to drape the chains in an “X” shape.

  1. Locating bolt: you locate a bolt on the engine that can be removed; it can be on the intake manifold or similar bolt.

Ensure that this bold is located on the ends of the chain.

  1. Place the chain between the bolt and the engine it was bolted to the install back the bolt with the wrench.

This process should be repeated until the engine is secured on two points.

  1. Weight settings: at the arm of the engine crane, look for weight markings, and adjust according to the weight appropriate to your engine.
  2. Attach the hook on the arm and of the engine crane and hoist your engine.

What are the Advantages of Manual Engine Crane?

  • They are easy to maintain and operate in that they do not need electricity, oil, or fuel to work.
  • They are cheaper compared to electric or hydraulic engine cranes.
  • They are the simplest engine cranes to use available.

What are the Disadvantages of Engine Crane?

  • Manual engine cranes are generally slower compared to other types of engine cranes.
  • A manual engine crane requires special areas for installation, unlike hydraulic engine cranes which only need a level and solid ground to operate.

What are the Components of a Chain Engine Crane?

Chain engine cranes also known as manual engine cranes have three main components which are: a lifting chain, lifting mechanism, and hooks.

The lifting mechanism consists of a cog, axle, driveshafts, gears, and sprockets.

How is an Engine Crane Assembled before usage?

Before starting working with your engine crane, you should follow these basic assembly procedures:

  • Identify all parts, bolts, and washers of your engine and ensure the engine critical parts are all in order.

Also, follow your engine crane manual for hoist assembling instructions and ensure the crane’s parts and components are in proper working condition.

  • Check your work area and ensure it’s free from obstructions such as debris or unnecessary tools.

Also, ensure the ground is solid and level before assembling your engine crane.

  • Strictly follow your engine crane’s installation and operation manual in assembling it. Start assembling your engine crane from bottom up.
  • After assembling your engine crane, double-check for any missing parts or components such as bolts, pins, or washers.
  • Before lifting your engine, test the crane with a smaller weight load to ensure it is working correctly.

How do you Maintain Engine Crane?

To maintain your engine cranes optimum operating conditions and safety, ensure you follow these simple maintenance procedures:

  1. Lubricate all moving parts of your engine crane by strictly following lubricating procures outlined by the manufacturer.
  2. Maintenance of the jack is of utmost importance because it’s the one that does all the heavy work. Make sure that the jack’s oil is replenished immediately it decreases to a certain level.

Also after a certain period, replace the jacking oil following the manufacture’s manual. Remember to depressurize the jack pump after usage.

  1. Engage a professional when carrying out your engine crane repairs.
  2. Use only the spare parts recommended by the manufacturer. Failure to do will lead to an unsafe engine crane prone to fatal and damaging accidents.
  3. Store your engine crane in a dry environment and remember to clean it after every use. Any rust corrosion should be removed with an appropriate rust remover.

What Types of Engine Cranes are available in the Market?

There are various types of engine cranes available depending on the lift mechanism. Some of the common engine cranes are:

  1. Hydraulic engine cranes
  2. Manual chain engine cranes.
  3. Electric engine cranes.

What is the Safest way of Operating an Engine Crane?

To operate your engine crane safely, follow the following safety procedures:

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  1. Always follow and read the safety manual provided by the manufacturer outlining all the usage and safety instructions.
  2. Use your engine crane for activities indicated by the manufacturer.
  • Make sure you get training in operating your engine crane.
  1. Before assembling and usage of the engine crane ensure that you understand all technical aspects involved. The technical aspects include the load limit, lifting heights, boom adjustments, and leg adjustments.
  2. Always ensure loads do not pass the weight limits of your engine crane.
  3. For adjustable booms with different weight limits, ensure you take into account the limits before lifting a load.
  • Engine cranes are never to be operated when you are incapacitated either by been drunk, under the influence of drugs, or any other intoxicants.
  • In case of heavy loads, have a helping hand just in case a problem arises.
  1. Use personal protective equipment such as aprons, gloves, or appropriate eyewear when working. This is to minimize workplace injuries and interference while working.

What are the Safety Measures when using an Electric Engine Crane?

Some of the safety measures to follow when using electric crane engines include:

  1. First, inspect the work site then inspect the crane’s controls for proper response. Lastly, check the condition of the crane for any damages or defects.
  2. Review job steps required to complete the task such as lowering the crane to a suitable resting point.
  3. Make sure the electric engine crane is capable of carrying the load. Also ensure all attachments are secured and that the load is stable, secured, and balanced.
  4. Review safety information supplied with the engine crane
  5. Identify hazards such as supplied voltage and that the work area is not wet.
  6. Assess the area for multi earth paths to avoid possible electrocution.
  7. Select the right control measures.
  8. Lastly, re-assess the risks to ensure that the measures adopted are minimized the risks.

How do you Hook Up an Engine Crane on an Engine for Removal?

There are various ways of removing an engine from a vehicle using an engine crane. One of the ways involves:

  • Making sure you understand the type of engine to be removed by having the correct servicing manual for the vehicle. Also, make sure the engine crane is suited for that particular engine.
  • After locating all lifting points of the engine, adjust the boom and legs to the same position for stability. This is to avoid the engine from wobbling while being lifted.
  • Attach the hoist mount to the engine and double-check that all the attachment and bolts are secured.
  • After double-checking that everything is tightened up, lift the engine a just a bit to make sure that all the engine connections are disconnected.
  • Position the lifter in the recommended position and angle (usually closer to 45 degrees). These provide stability and allow moving the crane easily.

What are the Different Hoist Variations of Engine Cranes?

The different hoist variations of engine cranes can either be electric, hydraulic, or manual.

How do you Connect Chains and Level an Engine using an Engine Crane?

You can follow the following easy steps:

  1. Locate somewhere on the engine to bolt the chain to horizontally to distribute the engines’ weight across the chain. Mounting points can be either the exhaust manifolds or the motor mount brackets.
  2. Bolt the chain to the engine using ratchets and sockets to the hardware on the engine.
  3. Depending on the weight and size of the engine, adjust the lifting arm of the crane appropriately.
  4. Place the hook from the engine crane around the chain and make sure it is approximately in the middle. Double-check that everything is stable and tightened up then lift to the required height.

What the Major Components of an Engine Crane?

Engine crane components or parts can be categorized into three- base, body, and boom.

BASE: consist of legs and wheels.

BODY: This is where you will find the mainframe, support plates, and jack.

BOOM: Most of the engine cranes come equipped with an adjustable boom. At the end of the boom, you will find the hook and chain.

How do you Refill an Engine Crane Hydraulic Cylinder?

The Hydraulic cylinder is a key component of an engine crane.

It works by transforming the motion of the lifting lever into fluid pressure.

The fluid is mainly hydraulic oil and when the oil is low or contaminated, the hoist movement may be affected.

The following easy steps should be followed in changing or refilling the hydraulic cylinder:

  • Place a rag or old newspapers beneath the cylinder to catch any overflowing hydraulic oil.
  • Remove the fill plug out of its hole in the cylinder and put it in a clean safe place.
  • Drain the hydraulic fluid and dispose of it safely following the manufacturer’s disposal manual.
  • Fill new and clean hydraulic oil in a clean can to refill the hydraulic cylinder.
  • Fill the hydraulic cylinder to the bream and let the hydraulic oil overflow and settle.
  • Raise the hoist to its maximum height, open the cylinder release valve, and put the hoist back to its lowest position. This will release the excess air from the cylinder.
  • Double-check the oil level and add more if necessary. When filled, reinsert the oil fill plug.

What is a Boom in an Engine Crane?

The boom is also known as the arm of the crane and carries out all the hard work of holding the load.

Many come equipped with the ability to move the load closer or away from the crane.

The boom is the most recognizable part of an engine crane. It works by lowering or raising the boom to remove or install engines.

Is there a Maximum Weight that Engine Cranes can lift?

The maximum or minimum weight that an engine crane can lift varies from one type of crane to another.

Also depends on the size, make, and weight of both the crane and the load.

In short, engine crane plays a vital role in most workshops.

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