Arcan Engine Load Leveler - 2 Way, 1500-Lb. Capacity, Model# CL1250
Excellent load leveler
I bought this to use on a radial aircraft engine. The engine was sitting with the crankshaft vertical and a lift ring attached to the end. I needed to rotate it to fit on an engine stand where the crankshaft was horizontal. This performed perfectly. I was able to rotate it and mount it in the stand and can now use it to lift the engine vertically with the leveler mounted between the cylinders.
May 21, 2014
I have used this product several times and would be lost with out it. It is one of the best tools I have purchased from northern tool. If you have to pull a engine this is a product you need to have, thanks northern tool
August 20, 2012
Arcan engine removal and install assist tool
The Arcan load leveler when used with your engine hoist makes engine removal a snap. Whether a gasoline, diesel, or hybrid. Forward or sideways mounted and either front, mid, or rear engine this device allows precision manuevering and positioning unachievable without it. The Arcan load leveler attaches to the engine in the same fashion as you would do using a standard chain at two designated points on the engine without having to judge chain play, and the hook on top easily slips into the lifting hook of your engine hoists lifting chain. Once attached the screw adjuster can tilt the engine to any angle up to approximately 45 degrees either forward or rearward while allowing 360 degree rotation to clear any obsticles that may hinder the engines removal. A single screw adjuster achieves the angle desired simply by turning it either left or right and is changable while in motion as well as while stationary. Installation of the engine is just as easy also being fully positionable making bolt alignment greatly simplified. The only drawback be it ever so slight is you may have to remove the hood completely on some applications that you may not have had to without the leveler due to the extra height difference between the engine hoists lifting arm and the engine itself. I highly recommend this device to everyone. It will pay for itself many times over in time savings and avoided accidental damages sometimes associated with using the engine hoist by itself.
October 17, 2011
Great Little engine leveler / tilter!
Tired of trying to "Bounce" an engine up or down to make the bolts and pins line up? Want to avoid pinched fingers form shifting loads?
Here is the answer!!
This unit is really Sweet! It uses an adjustable load bar and FOUR lift chains to allow you to keep an engine level from side to side while tilting the whole unit up or down in line with the leveler, without moving chains!
Everything is included except for the four bolts that you need to fasten to the engines and one wrench for the adjustment!
This is one GREAT little product to help with a tedious and possibly dangerous job! Makes controlling engines easier and helps prevent body damage from unwanted tilting or moving of the loads!
March 14, 2011
Sweet Engine leveler!
I race Spec Miatas and have pulled many engines both with and without a leveler.
The design of this leveler is what makes the job so easy. It enables you to quickly align and install an engine by yourself. The way it makes this happen is in it's allowing you infinate engine angle adjustability. It's no problem to get precisely the angle you need to slide the engine and tranny right where you want it. I am very pleased with this product.
February 16, 2010
I used the Arcan leveler when installing a big block ford engine in a truck project. Although the assembled engine weighed close to 700 lbs the leveler performed flawlessly. A little lubrication on the slide and the screw helps tremendously. This is a well built professional quality piece of equipment.
July 13, 2009
Really A must have for engine removal
I recently removed a big block Chevy engine, with this load leveler, and while removing it, we had to really tilt the engine. This load leveler handled the weight and engine off balance without any problem. Easy to use, just make sure the threads and bar are lubricated with oil.
November 17, 2008
Leveler made it easy
This leveler is a quality product, very heavy duty along with quality chain and heavy mounting brackets. I'd recommend greasing the bottom of the bar for smoother shifting of the weight but I had a small block V8 plus clutch and tranny fully assembled and at full tilt without any concerns about holding it up. Good professional grade tool for a hobbyist like myself.
August 13, 2008
This is a solid leveler that worked well.
October 17, 2007