Perfect Size Garage Crane Plans

Perfect Size Garage Crane Plans

Get maximum height with a garage crane that still rolls through the door! Use it outdoors, then roll it right in. These Gantry Crane Plans have telescoping legs with options for the beam size and length.

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Description

Description

By design, this gantry is the perfect size garage crane.  It maximizes size, yet it still rolls through a standard 7′ high overhead garage door.  It will easily lift engines, boats, motorcycles, snowmobiles, trailers or most any other heavy project.  It’s a garage crane that expands and contracts to your project with easy adjustments.  Furthermore, it comes apart easily for storage or transport.  Here’s the article explaining whey we call it the perfect size homemade crane.

Available Gantry Crane Sizes

While this crane is perfect for a home garage, we also have other size options.  A slightly smaller version is our Mobile Gantry Crane, and we also have a larger Up-Sized Gantry Crane Plans which give all the data needed to make the gantry crane size you need.  (Within limits, of course.)  All have similar construction, but each design focuses on the intended place of use.  Admittedly there is a lot of overlap, for configurable sizes, so you won’t go wrong if you’re not quite sure which to buy.

These plans are the Perfect Size for a Garage Gantry Crane.

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Specifications

Specifications

Perfect Size Garage Crane Plans

  • Top I-beam design with width options from 8 ft  to 12 ft +, and even more with adjustments.
  • Telescoping legs allow the top beam to go up and down.  The lowest position fits just under a standard 7′ high overhead garage door.
  • Lift Capacity:  Up to 6000 lb (depending on beam options and width).
  • Options of Steel or Aluminum for the Top I-Beam.  (Plans include Engineering data for choosing.)
  • Legs are Steel for rigidity and safety.
  • Contains spring support wheel assembly in the plans (for safety and roll around mobility).
  • These plans are fully Engineered, so you can build with confidence.
  • Plans include garage crane part drawings, build instructions, and a full bill of materials.

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More About The Design Features

More About The Design Features

These plans follow the design of the Original Mobile Crane, then the Upsized Monster Shop Crane.  Legs telescope from a low position that will just pass through a standard garage door, then they expand up in several positions.  The top height gives almost 10.5 feet clearance under the top beam!  That’s enough height to lift a boat, or equipment to a trailer.  Think of it as a design to maximize size while still fitting through a standard garage door.

The garage crane is heavy duty – strong enough to do almost any garage job, yet it will disassemble for portability or for storage.  It has roll around mobility with spring loaded caster wheel mounts (for safety) — so when it is lifting, it won’t roll away.  Instead, it sets down solid on the ground for safety.

Construction requires steel cutting, welding and drilling.
Load Capacity depends on options, and ranges from 2,000 to 6,000 lbs.*

Plans include easy to follow illustrated instructions, a List of Materials, details for building each of the pieces, Construction Hints, and design options.  The options include things like beam sizes, steel or aluminum, overall size, wheels, length of legs, etc.  . . .  Read more about What is in the Plans . . .

Maximize Your Garage Crane

Make the most of this excellent garage (or shop) crane.  It’s the perfect engine hoist, boat lift, snowmobile hoist, etc.; and, it’s great for lots of other lifting chores.  This garage crane (mini gantry) is fully adjustable up and down, then with the I-Beam Connector Clamp (Free Plans) the crane also adjusts width-wise so it can fit your project — and your available garage (or shop) space.  It’s easy to use, easy to adjust, and easy to disassemble for storage or portability.  Best of all . . . You Can Build It Yourself !

Winch-Pole Option For Garage Crane PlansAdjuster For Crane Beam WidthTo make lifting even easier, check out the crane accessories! — Our “Winching Pole” & Load Leveler is the perfect hoist addition for many gantry cranes.  Then, there is the I-Beam Connector Clamp (Free Plans) which gives infinite width options without cutting or drilling extra holes in the top beam.  We recommend both, and we use both in our shop.

Beam trolley(s), winch and lifting equipment, are needed for full function of the garage crane.  Quality lifting accessories are available through retailers like Grainger, MSC and others, while cheaper stuff is easy to find on Amazon, eBay, etc.

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Make the most of your new shop tools project.  We have the plans, of course, and these additional resources as well.

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