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.

Free Digital Delivery — Right Now*

$ 16.99 - Complete Set of Plans

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

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.

Add To Cart

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.

Add To Cart

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.

Add To Cart

Maximize Your Project

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

Maximize Your Project

Reviews (0)

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Perfect Size Garage Crane Plans”

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

We Found These For You . . .

Article
What Is The Right Trailer Axle Size?
Some of your Trailer Plans don’t use a standard axle size.  Why not?  Good question, along with the also common “Why should I special order the trailer axle? There are a few common-ish axle sizes that some manufacturers stock. 

Read The Article

Article
How Much Will It Cost To Build?
Before starting a project we always want to know — or at least have some idea — how much will it cost to build?  If you’re like me, resources are limited, so knowing how much you’re going to sink into…

Read The Article

Product
6'10" x 16' Tandem Axle Trailer Plans

At full (legal) width and 16’ length, this tandem axle utility trailer has options for 7,000 lbs - 10,000 lbs capacity.  Configure it to your needs using the various options - all included in the plans.

Article
May Is Build Month - DIY Plans Sale
May, the time of new flowers after April showers, is also the time for building that project you’ve been stewing on over the winter.  Spring has sprung, so it’s time to make it happen.

Read The Article

Article
Cost and DIY Project Economics
“I want to build a new trailer.”  That’s an awesome thing to say, and it’s even better to do.  Yet, many such adventures don’t launch because of project economics?  What does it cost to build? 

Read The Article

Article
Welding Trailer Spring Brackets
There is some disagreement in trailer building about how to weld-on trailer spring brackets (also known as spring hangers).   Some of you have sent questions about which techniques are best, especially

Read The Article

Article
Trailer Instead of a Truck
That sounds like a good idea.  Right?  There are a million good reasons to need the capacity of a pickup truck, but actually, very few people use a Truck as a Truck that often.  Can we get the function we…

Read The Article

Article
Metal Working Files In Action
Often misused and not very well understood — so goes the life of many metalworking files.  Yet, they still do things other tools can’t.  That makes them a tool worth knowing!

Read The Article

Article
DIY Creative Solutions
Do you believe the old saying  “Necessity is the Mother of Invention”?  Well, I have a need, but I don’t need an invention, just a quick solution.  So, maybe Necessity is really the Mother of Creative Solutions! 

Read The Article

Product
Canned Food Storage Center

A unique food storage center to hold canned food in a FIFO (First In / First Out) rotation.  The unit sits against a wall so it can store cans anywhere with minimal encroachment into the room.

Article
Buy A Used Trailer - Surprise!
People buy and sell used trailers all the time.  Craigslist and other sites have a lot of them.  The question:  How good is the used trailer you’re looking at?  Oh, and what are the sneaky little details

Read The Article

Article
Trailer Axles - Springs - Wheels - and Tires
Oh, I’ll just drop by the parts store and grab an axle.  Well, that’s how it seems when we talk so simplistically about trailer axles.  But actually, there is a lot we need to know to get the right one.

Read The Article

Product
20' Deck-Over Trailer

This is our longest 7000 lbs tandem axle deck-over trailer.  These plans are fully engineered and include so many options, because you expect more from plans at Mechanical Elements.

Product
6 x 16 Trailer Plans

Sixteen feet length at 6 tons capacity is a good size for hauling heavy things -- from multiple ATV’s to UTV’s to large loads of building materials or landscaping products.  Fully engineered to take it all.

Article
Do I Need A Trailer Spare Tire?
What about that trailer spare tire?  No, I don’t mean the one around my middle . . . for your trailer.  Do you really need one?  Some say yes, and we see them on many trailers, but they are rarely…

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
New Deck-Over Trailers Plans
More new plans, and even more coming.  You’ve been asking for robust Deck-Over Trailers, so that’s what we’re working on.  Now they are here, and we’re not talking about another “Me Too”.

Read The Article

Article
Build it with Torsion Axle Trailer Plans
New Product Announcement:  The Mechanical Elements line of DIY Trailer Blueprints has just expanded with some new sizes for Torsion Axle Trailer Plans.  You ask, then we work to deliver.

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

Product
i-Beam Connector Clamp Bracket

A simple, mechanical, I-Beam connector clamp made from common materials as a solution for anchor positioning, and to enhance flexibility with a Gantry Crane.  Matches I-Beam flange angles.  Free Plans.