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Best electronic hoist?
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Contributors to this thread:
Bake 20-Mar-21
t-roy 20-Mar-21
t-roy 20-Mar-21
70lbdraw 20-Mar-21
70lbdraw 20-Mar-21
drycreek 20-Mar-21
Charlie Rehor 20-Mar-21
t-roy 20-Mar-21
Matt 20-Mar-21
BigStriper 20-Mar-21
GhostBird 20-Mar-21
Castle Oak 20-Mar-21
SIP 20-Mar-21
Bake 20-Mar-21
PAOH 20-Mar-21
PAOH 20-Mar-21
t-roy 20-Mar-21
PAOH 20-Mar-21
kota-man 20-Mar-21
DanaC 21-Mar-21
BULELK1 21-Mar-21
Pat Lefemine 21-Mar-21
grape 21-Mar-21
TEmbry 21-Mar-21
Bowfreak 21-Mar-21
PECO 21-Mar-21
woodguy65 21-Mar-21
Garan 21-Mar-21
Grey Ghost 21-Mar-21
drycreek 21-Mar-21
lewis 21-Mar-21
t-roy 21-Mar-21
DanaC 21-Mar-21
PAOH 21-Mar-21
t-roy 21-Mar-21
PAOH 22-Mar-21
PAOH 22-Mar-21
Garan 22-Mar-21
PAOH 22-Mar-21
>>>---WW----> 22-Mar-21
PSUhoss 22-Mar-21
PAOH 22-Mar-21
Garan 22-Mar-21
t-roy 22-Mar-21
DEMO-Bowhunter 23-Mar-21
From: Bake
20-Mar-21
Getting ready to build a new shed. 12 foot side walls

Want to go ahead and build in a hoist for deer when they build it.

Any recommendations on the best one?

From: t-roy
20-Mar-21

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I just picked this one up at Harbor Freight last week, for my new shed as well, Bake. It’s rated for 770+ lbs with a single cable.

From: t-roy
20-Mar-21

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This is the one that I have in my old shed. I’m not sure if it’s a Pittsburgh brand or not. I think I bought it through Cabelas about 20 years ago. It still works great, and I’ve never had any problems with it. It was rated for 400 lbs and it would lift every bit of that.

One thing that I would highly recommend is to get about 20’-25’ of cord for the remote control. The ones that come with the units are WAY too short. Pretty easy to re-wire them.

From: 70lbdraw
20-Mar-21
Damn Bake...just how big ARE the deer in your neck of the woods?!!

From: 70lbdraw
20-Mar-21
Correction Damn t-roy...just how big ARE the deer in your neck of the woods?!!

From: drycreek
20-Mar-21
If Troy hadn’t, I would have suggested Harbor Freight. I see Troy’s a tightwad like me, but sometimes cheap stuff works !

20-Mar-21
Yep, t-Roy’s a tightwad for sure:)

From: t-roy
20-Mar-21
Us tightwads prefer the term “frugal”!

From: Matt
20-Mar-21
Thrifty is another descriptor for cheap sons 'o beaches.

From: BigStriper
20-Mar-21
I'm Frugal like T-Roy and the rest of you Guy's, I got one from Horrorble Freight just like his 1300#er, we got BIG deer here in Illinois, you just never know.LOL.

Kurt

From: GhostBird
20-Mar-21
Dang it... might just have to replace the old hand crank boat winch I now use. You guys are always costing me money.

From: Castle Oak
20-Mar-21
I’m using the same model from HF as t-roy. I think I’ve used it 4 seasons without any problems.

From: SIP
20-Mar-21
Not all the deer in t-roys neck of the woods are 700lb, but t-roy only seems to shoot the ones that are at their peak....

I know a handful of ppl that have the harbor freight gigs and love them. Like t-roy said tho, the factory control cords can be short which isnt as nice

From: Bake
20-Mar-21
Oh my! Is this a bowsite first? Is this unanimous?!?!?

Thanks everyone

From: PAOH
20-Mar-21
I have had good luck with the harbor freight 880lb. I use it for deer & hoisting the front of the tractor up to clean & sharpen the blades. I have also used it to remove a concrete fire ring from my truck.

From: PAOH
20-Mar-21

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I have had good luck with the harbor freight 880lb. I use it for deer & hoisting the front of the tractor up to clean & sharpen the blades. I have also used it to remove a concrete fire ring from my truck.

From: t-roy
20-Mar-21
Lots better results than your “man purse” thread, Bake!

From: PAOH
20-Mar-21

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From: kota-man
20-Mar-21
I had what I think was the Cabelas/ Pittsburg hoist for about 20 years. When the yellow handle crapped out on me, I bought a Champion 440/880 just to ruin the unanimous thread. ;)

From: DanaC
21-Mar-21
A lot of folks here equate 'best' with 'cheapest' ;-)

From: BULELK1
21-Mar-21
+1 t-roy

Good luck, Robb

From: Pat Lefemine
21-Mar-21
Yup, same unit in my pole barn. Very reliable and a great price.

From: grape
21-Mar-21
I’ve had my Harbor Freight for years. Works like a charm

From: TEmbry
21-Mar-21

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We can combine shipping if you want, just PM me

From: Bowfreak
21-Mar-21
I think we might want to step back with the frugal and thrifty descriptors. Yes, we are all probably walking around with holes in our underwesr and socks because we don't want to spend the money on new ones, but we don't hesitate to drop $2,500 on a new bow setup or 3 to 4 times that on a hunt. :)

From: PECO
21-Mar-21
I don't know about hoists, but the Pittsburg floor jack I had was a piece of shit.

From: woodguy65
21-Mar-21

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Same one - I use for more than just deer as well, very handy. Got mine through Cabelas about 10 years ago.

From: Garan
21-Mar-21
PAOH, Would you post a picture of how you have your hoist mounted up in the rafters? Thanks.

From: Grey Ghost
21-Mar-21

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Here's my multi-purpose hoist. ;-)

Matt

From: drycreek
21-Mar-21
DanaC, most of us here are conservatives, which means we have to earn and spend our own money, so............

From: lewis
21-Mar-21
I use the same as Ghost plus the bucket doubles as hauler when I need it Good luck Lewis

From: t-roy
21-Mar-21

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Garan.........I used a piece of pipe through the brackets on the top of the hoist, then chained it to the rafters, on my old hoist. This is how I’m planning to mount the new hoist in my new shop. I got a piece of 1 1/2” x 1” tubular steel, drilled a couple of holes for the 8” long 5/8” bolts in the pic. I plan on putting a couple of 2x6s flat across several of the rafters to hopefully spread the weight bearing across at least a couple of the rafters, which are 2 ft on center in my shed. I’ll drill holes through those 2 x 6s and run the bolts through, put a big flat washer & a nut on the backside.

From: DanaC
21-Mar-21
Drycreek, I'm a fiscal conservative myself, and I long ago learned to buy 'quality' and save in the long run. Cry once, buy once ;-)

From: PAOH
21-Mar-21
Garan, I mounted a 10’ piece of 1 5/8” unistrut on top of the bottom chord of truss. I will post a picture when I get a chance.

From: t-roy
21-Mar-21
If I get 20 years out of this cheap new winch, I’ll live with that.....

From: PAOH
22-Mar-21

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From: PAOH
22-Mar-21

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From: Garan
22-Mar-21
PAOH & t-roy, Thanks guys. My trusses span 27 feet and I was wondering how much weight they could support.

From: PAOH
22-Mar-21
Mine are the same length as yours. I talked to the guy that engineered the trusses. He stated that I would have no issues with hoisting a deer. I am spanning 3 trusses. The fire ring is 700lbs

22-Mar-21
I'm with Gray Ghost. The bucket on my tractor works for me!

From: PSUhoss
22-Mar-21

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Same here. Works great for many home uses besides a deer hoist.

I lift the front of the zero turn to clean up the deck, lift the generator into the pick up, lifted a wood stove onto a trailer, even used it to lift off the hard top of our jeep.

From: PAOH
22-Mar-21

From: Garan
22-Mar-21
PAOH Good to know. If it will hold 700lbs. it should work for anything I would need.

From: t-roy
22-Mar-21
Garan.......In my old shop, I made a removable brace out of some 2” metal electrical conduit, that went from the floor up to the bottom of the rafter that the hoist was mounted on. I was concerned about the potential load bearing issues as well. It worked extremely well, and took about 5 seconds to install/remove. Honestly, I don’t think I really needed it, but it certainly didn’t hurt anything.

23-Mar-21

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Have one of these at my house and at the farm. Only use for one deer at home, so just threaded an eyelet into the truss for the pulley and mounted the hoist to the wall at home. At the farm, we installed an I-beam and use beam trollies and beam clamps to hang the deer from. Hoist works well and not overly expensive.

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