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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-30-2011, 03:04 PM
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I use an aluminum I-beam lag bolted into the garage ceiling as a monorail with a 500 lb. cap. electric wire rope hoist on it's own rolling trolley. I'm only lifting stuff like rotary tables, indexers, and lathe chucks so 500 lb. is fine, I could see this setup being able to lift a lot more with a bigger hoist.
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