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!

Free Digital Delivery — Right Now*

$ 15.99 - Complete Plans

* Plans are in a computer document. You may Save them to your computer immediately after Payment.

Description

Description

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.)

Add To Cart

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.

Add To Cart

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.

Add To Cart

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.

$ 9.99 - Complete Plans Add To Cart

Maximize Your Project

Make the most of your new Shop Tools project.  We have plans, of course, plus these suggestions.

Reminder:

Maximize Your Project

Reviews (0)

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Mobile Gantry Crane Plans”

Good planning is the beginning of a successful project.
Great Plans Are Available Here!

We Found These For You . . .

Article
Walking Beam Trailer Suspension With Twin Torsion Axles
Plans are now available for the Twin Torsion Axle Walking Beam Trailer Suspension.  This was introduced on a build early in 2018, with posts about the trailer including a video of the suspension in action.

Read The Article

Article
Should I Build A Trailer Or Buy One?
Interested in a new utility trailer?  Or ATV Hauler?  We have plans for those, but when should you build a trailer?  And, when should you just go out and buy one?

Read The Article

Article
Trailer Lights and Wires Feature
On new trailer builds, and on existing rigs, the trailer lights and wires must all function.  Here are some tips on the subject so if you find the electrical a little confusing or intimidating, read on.

Read The Article

Article
Trailer Suspension Equalizer Link
There are many different sizes and shapes of the suspension equalizer link.  What are they for?  Better yet, when should I choose one shape over another? If you’ve read much on this website, then you know

Read The Article

Article
Trailer Hitch and Drawbar Classes
As a convenient way to help with safety, trailer hitches, balls, and receivers have categories or load rating groups called classes.  Each trailer hitch class has ratings for how much it will carry.  A look at the ratings for each…

Read The Article

Article
Spiraling the DIY Project Plans Back Online
January 7, 2016.  Mechanical Elements is back online with a new look, a new logo, new functionality, and a better shopping experience. — With — an expanded offering of the Same Great DIY Project Plans and so much more.

Read The Article

Article
Looking At Old Time Tiny House Trailers
The Tiny House Craze is cool and feels New, but it’s actually one of those things that has come around — though with a twist.  There is a lot to learn from the past if we take a few minutes

Read The Article

Product
Canoe or Kayak Rack

A great way to both store and transport hard body boats like canoes or kayaks.  It’s a simple, scalable rack that disassembles for storage, or opens to hold boats -- for storage or secure trailer transport.

Article
Drill Matching Bolt Holes
So many times we need to make matching holes to bolt something on.  You purchased something to mount on your trailer or your workbench or some other project, but now you need the exact

Read The Article

Article
Fracture at Edge of the Welds
I love seeing failures.  Not that anyone wants things to fail, of course, we always try to make things that last.  However, when a failure pops up, I love to look it over and understand the “how” and the “why”. …

Read The Article

Product
6'x12'-6000 lbs Trailer Blueprints

DIY Blueprints for a beefy 6 x 12 single axle Utility Trailer.  This is a heavy duty version of our 6' wide trailer that has a lot of options - including a 6000 lb or 7000 lb Axle capacity choice.

Article
JTP Building A Trailer
We’ve been working with the great folks at Johnson Trailer Parts for a while.  Their business is primarily selling trailer parts, but they understand the greasy hands-on Do-It-Yourself paradigm!

Read The Article

Product
4 x 8 2000 lb. Torsion Axle Trailer Plans

For a great trailer in the 4 x 8, 2000 lbs size, these plans are a good place to start.  Lots of options bring great function making these Torsion Axle Trailer Plans right for many situations.

Article
Engineered Trailer Plans Are Not Free Plans
It’s a big dilemma.  Why buy trailer plans (or crane plans or whatever) when you can get free plans?  Some websites have free plans, other places charge.  So what’s the big deal? 

Read The Article

Product
32' Tiny House Trailer Plans For DIY

With options for length, these blueprints address the unique needs of a Tiny House Trailer.  Low 8.5’ x 30’ or 32’ top deck height.  Up to 18,000 lbs total capacity.  Fully Engineered.

Article
Failure -- Trailer Hitch / Unhitch Crash
The trailer hitch and surrounding hardware are OH so important — with safety as the priority.  Here are examples illustrating one success and one horrific failure.

Read The Article

Article
DIY Legacy Tools
Who influenced your creativity and Do-it-Yourself enthusiasm?  Was it your dad?  A shop teacher?  Or a neighbor that was into cool projects?

Read The Article

Article
Review of the Folding Trailer Tongue
On a recent trailer, I experimented with a new folding tongue design.  Now it’s time to review — What do I like?  What would I do different if building another?

Read The Article

Article
Aluminum Trailer Frame Underside
Aluminum is such a great material.  It’s light, strong, and looks sweet to boot.  So, why is there a debate about Aluminum Trailer Frames comparing to others like steel?  Or comparing for beams like with gantry cranes?

Read The Article

Article
20ft Deck Tiny House Foundation Trailer Plans
There’s an old song comparing the wise man and the foolish man.  It might just be talking about a tiny house foundation!  Goes something like this:

Read The Article