I needed to be able to move motors around on rough ground, and between two shops a couple miles apart, so I added a pair of boat trailer wheels and a tow hitch to my engine hoist (cherry picker)......
I found that I could easily pick up and load a motor on a motor stand, just run it in as closse to and under the side of the hoist legs as shown:
Connect whatever method you like to the motor and the hoist, I prefer straps wrapped around the motor:
Start to lift the motor to take the weight off of the motor stand:
Then lift the motor stand legs over the hoist legs:
Jack it up higher and locate the motor stand legs over the hoist legs:
Add some support as needed and fasten everything down securely:
Add some tension with the hoist and it will travel securely over fairly rough ground. I have to be careful about turning and side slopes, as the wheel width on the hoist is fairly narrow, and no way I want to turn this rig over !!!
The little flag is to help me reversing using the mirrors. I can line up the hoist with the flag and reverse quite accurately.
For a fully assembled motor, I probably won't move it on a stand. I have some motor storage stands that sit low to the ground, I may modify one to sit low on the hoist legs, keeping the center of gravity down to minimize any overturning potential.
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