Mobile Gantry Crane Plans

Mobile Gantry Crane Plans

Adding a crane is a game changer in the shop.  It’s perfect for lifting . . . anything.  Use the free standing mobile gantry crane – from plans – for pulling engines, to lift the boat, the car, or other equipment!

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Description

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For those who enjoy working on engines, cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles, snowmobiles or any other heavy projects, take a close look at a mobile gantry crane.  Plans give it telescoping legs so it adjusts up and down, and can easily come apart for storage or transport.  Use the plans include options so you can build it to fit your specific needs.  This mobile gantry crane makes a great engine hoist!  Or, an excellent way to lift a Boat, or even a whole (small) car!

A mobile gantry crane that adjusts to your needs can make life so much easier around the shop.  This is the first size in our line-up with a design for a typical home workshop.  It rolls around to the place of need, then rolls out of the way when you’re done.  It comes apart with a few bolts for easy transport, or to put it away with very little space.

Available Gantry Crane Sizes

While this crane is great for a typical workshop, we understand that one size does not fit all.  As an option, see this one designed specifically for modern home garages and typical 7′ sectional overhead doors –  Garage Size Gantry Crane Plans.  (See this article about what makes it the perfect size for your garage.)  Finally, we have the larger Up-Sized Gantry Crane Plans which give all the data needed to make the gantry crane size you need.  (Within limits, of course.)

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For a nifty Crank to raise and lower the crane, get the Top Beam Lifter Conversion Plans also.

Specifications

Specifications

Mobile Gantry Crane Plans

  • Single I-Beam design, 8-12 ft width options.
  • Telescoping legs (make the height to fit your needs).
  • Options for 2300 lb. to 4400 lb. capacity (steel).
  • Top Beam options for Steel or Aluminum I-Beam.
  • Legs are steel.
  • Plans also show a spring loaded wheel assembly included for safety.
  • All our plans are fully Engineered for your confidence and safety.
  • Plans have complete drawings, instructions, and list of materials.

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More About The Design Features

More About The Design Features

Need a Crane?  Here are the plans for an excellent mobile crane and engine hoist.  This overhead crane is fully adjustable for ease of use, yet it can disassemble in minutes for storage or portability.  Best of all . . . You Can Build It Yourself !

Originally designed for EKG Racing for lifting race vehicles, this mobile gantry crane is heavy enough to do the job, but can also quickly disassemble for portability or for storage.  It provides roll around mobility with a safety wheel mounting making it stable when lifting.  For flexibility, the design has telescoping legs allowing the beam clearance to change vertically from 6 ft to 9 ft so it can roll through a standard garage door, or rise to full height for maximum lift.

Construction requires steel cutting, welding and drilling.
Load Capacity depends on options, and ranges from 2,000 to 4,400 lbs.*

Plans include easy to follow, fully illustrated instructions, a List of Materials, details for building the pieces, Construction Hints and options – like beam sizes and aluminum.  . . . More on What is in the Plans . . .

Make Your Mobile Gantry Crane Even Better

Mobile Gantry Crane PlansTo make lifting even easier, check out the accessories! — Our “Winching Pole” & Load Leveler is the perfect hoist addition for many gantry style cranes. Also, check out the Beam Clamp (Free Plans) to make your mobile gantry crane even more adjustable.  This is how it works.

Also please visit our Customer Stories page to see some examples of how other customers customize the project.

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Alternate Sizes & Conversions

Alternate Sizes & Conversions

3 Gantry Crane Sizes

  1. The Mobile Gantry Crane, (which is actually our most popular).
  2. A Perfect Size Garage Crane just barely fits under as standard 7′ tall garage door.
  3. The Up-Sized Gantry Crane Plans which has the data to make a larger gantry crane at the size you need.  (Within limits, of course.)

All have similar construction, but each design focuses on the intended place of use.  All have adjustments with sizing to meet your needs.  Admittedly, there is overlap with sizes, so you won’t go wrong if you’re not quite sure which plans to buy.

Raise & Lower the Top Beam with Ease

Crane Crank ConversionBuild your crane with a winch driven leg extender.  This conversion makes lifting and lowering the top beam easy.  One person can do it.

Plans show how to convert our other gantry crane plans.  They include the drawings and instructions as well as material and component lists to build it just like in the image.  (Colors are optional.)

Conversion plans are sold separate.  You will need both the Crane Plans and these Top Beam Lifter Conversion Plans.

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