Choosing the Right Hoister

8/5/2012

Storage ideas

Harken Hoisters lift evenly from one or four points. Choose your system based on the shape and weight of the items you want to store. Here are a few storage ideas for different Hoister systems:

1-Point Bike/Utility Lift:
bikes, garden equipment

4-Point Storage Systems:
canoes, dinghies, cartop sports equipment carriers, Jeep tops, truck caps, storage shelves

There are plenty of offbeat ways to use these systems too. All it takes is some imagination!

All standard Harken Hoisters are fully rigged and set up for a ceiling height of 10 ft.

When selecting your Hoister consider the following:
1. The weight of the item to be stored
2. The desired ceiling height

Standard Hoister system specifications:

Part No. Lifting
Points
Working
Load Limit
Min.
Lifting Load
Max.
Ceiling Height
Mechanical
Advantage
7800B145 lbs   (20 kg) 10 lbs   (4.5 kg) 10 ft   (3.05 m) 2:1
7801460 lbs   (27 kg) 15 lbs   (7 kg) 10 ft   (3.05 m) 3:1
7802490 lbs   (41 kg) 25 lbs   (11 kg) 10 ft   (3.05 m) 4:1
78034145 lbs   (66 kg) 45 lbs   (20 kg) 10 ft   (3.05 m) 6:1
7803.JEEP4145 lbs   (66 kg) 45 lbs   (20 kg) 10 ft   (3.05 m) 6:1
78064200 lbs   (91 kg) 75 lbs   (34 kg) 10 ft   (3.05 m) 8:1
7808445 lbs   (20 kg) 10 lbs   (4.5 kg) 10 ft   (3.05 m) 2:1


Hoisters for ceiling height greater than 10 ft:

Problem: Let's say the item to be hoisted weighs 85 lbs and that the height of your garage is 12 ft. With a weight of 85 lbs the 7802B Hoister is your basic system (max weight of 90 lbs). However, the standard 7802B Hoister is set up for a 10 ft. ceiling. This is not enough height to get from the car top all the way up to the ceiling and still be able to lower your item to the floor.

Solution: The solution is to buy the 7802B.12. It is the same basic system as the 7802B, but has the ability to hoist from the floor to a 12 ft. ceiling. Harken Hoisters are available in 12 ft and 16 ft lengths.

12 foot maximum ceiling height
Part No. Lifting
Points
Working
Load Limit
Min.
Lifting Load
Max.
Ceiling Height
Mechanical
Advantage
7801.12460 lbs   (27 kg) 15 lbs   (7 kg) 12 ft   (3.6 m) 3:1
7802.12490 lbs   (41 kg) 25 lbs   (11 kg) 12 ft   (3.6 m)4:1
7803.124145 lbs   (66 kg) 45 lbs   (20 kg) 12 ft   (3.6 m)6:1
7806.124200 lbs   (91 kg) 75 lbs   (34 kg) 12 ft   (3.6 m)8:1

16 foot maximum ceiling height
Part No. Lifting
Points
Working
Load Limit
Min.
Lifting Load
Max.
Ceiling Height
Mechanical
Advantage
7800B.16145 lbs   (20 kg) 10 lbs   (4.5 kg) 16 ft   (4.9 m) 2:1
7801.16460 lbs   (27 kg) 15 lbs   (7 kg) 16 ft   (4.9 m) 3:1
7802.16490 lbs   (41 kg) 25 lbs   (11 kg) 16 ft   (4.9 m)4:1
7803.164145 lbs   (66 kg) 45 lbs   (20 kg) 16 ft   (4.9 m)6:1
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