Northern Industrial Engine Equalizer - 1250-Lb. Capacity
Way did I weight ????
I have worked on engines on and off for 50+ years and never thought I needed this to get the engines out and back in. Yes it can be done. But, This makes it so much better . This was priced at a fair price .
October 8, 2012
OK but not great.
This did the trick and it was cheap. However, this was basically a one time use tool. My expectations may have been too high, and this was the first time I have used one of these engine levelers. However, My main issue is that I got the impression that you would easily be able to adjust the balance point of the engine under load to maneuver the engine out of a car. This was not the case. Once there was a load on the engine, there was too much friction on the mounting point to allow it to move when cranking the handle. It was OK to center the load prior to putting a load on the hoist but that was it. Next time, I would opt for a design that allowed the load of the engine to be on a roller to allow the balance point to be adjusted and to maneuver the engine out of the bay easier.
September 3, 2010
I used this unit to pull and reinstall a 4.0 liter engine WITH the transmission attached, in a Ford Explorer. In order to be pulled the assembly must be rotated bit by bit to an angle of about 45 degrees. This unit handled the job perfectly. I couldn't imagine installing this engine without this unit or something similar.
A little grease on the surfaces that take the end thrust of the screw made it very easy to crank while under load. An expensive geared load rotor it's not. But for the money, I haven't seen anything else. This thing really does the job.
June 7, 2009
I ended up using a seat belt strap to pull and install a V-6 in a 2000 Explorer. This product was useless, for this application. It may work better on a larger engine.
November 18, 2008
i must say my order arrived quick. The product is great the attachment chains could be longer. I replaced my chevy 350 in a 1/2 ton truck and had to buy longer chain to reach. But it still worked great!!
January 14, 2008
Very dissapointed. I would have prefered to pay a few dollars more and had a bearing at each end or even just a non-threaded portion of the rod passing through steel bushings. I would also like to see the crank able to be removed an placed on the oposite side. The crank handel knob also winds itself off as you change engine positions. The design of this product is an embaresment to the art of engineering.
March 8, 2007
Well-built and works well. A good value for your money.
March 6, 2007
I was very disapointed with the engine equalizer. I think for the price each end should have a bearing in it. When you are trying to change the load the way it is it is almost impossible to crank it with the bolt rubbing on both ends.
November 16, 2006