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for Large Engines
AN 8-cwt. model of the Minilift, an aid to easy handling in the repair shop, has recently been introduced by Lister Equipment, Ltd., 3, Charlotte Street, Manchester, I. This device is a portable hoist with a winding 11rum which encloses a two-speed gear.
A ratchet obviates risk of the load slipping and a quick-acting brake is provided in the form of a lever under the handle. The drum has a robust tubular connection to the head gear, which can be hooked into position on any suitable joist. Where other support is not readily available, a gantry, specially made for the purpose, can be supplied. The lifting hook itself is suspended from the headgear on steel ropes.
The Minilift is particularly useful for engine replacement in vehicles where there is not a straight drop, because the unit can be lowered with one hand while the other hand is used to place
the engine in position. The device has other obvious uses, such as the handling of radiator blocks, road springs, and heavy assemblies in general. Lowering can be controlled to fine limits.