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post #31 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-26-2019, 09:45 AM
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I bet you a dollar that the stand is put together wrong. It should be reversed so the smaller member is in the "front"
Agreed - swap the front and rear cross braces, the stand is put together wrong.


FWIW, you've never lived until you experience the terror of trying to move an engine on a three wheel stand across cracked concrete or a parking lot.
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Agreed - swap the front and rear cross braces, the stand is put together wrong.
You are correct. It's not obvious, so I didn't check that after I bought it. The leg currently on the back is about 4" shorter. Still not enough to make a difference in this case, but I'll be sure to swap them after it's all over, before I sell it to the next guy. There's no way it would get far enough into the hoist footprint even with the legs swapped into their proper positions.
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FWIW, you've never lived until you experience the terror of trying to move an engine on a three wheel stand across cracked concrete or a parking lot.
I can imagine. Fortunately, this stand will be 99% stationary, with a little rolling across a nice, level, smooth, crack-free garage floor. After that, the stand and the hoist will get sold to the next guy who needs them for a project.
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I have this same problem.
I have a nice cherry picker/hoist and engine stands and the legs are incompatible...
Itís infuriating and unsafe.
I get help and be VERY careful.



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I use a 4 wheel engine cart for completed engines, and a 3 wheel engine stand for assembly. The engine cart will allow you to assemble the flywheel/clutch assembly and not have to sit the engine on the floor possibly damaging the oil pan.
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Going through pics looking for something else and came across this. Note it is in the 1/2 ton hole furthest out.

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