I have been thinking of adding a gantry crane to my garage to help out with the heavy lifting. (Sorry, honey. You’ve done a great job so far.) Unfortunately, I couldn’t afford one. Fortunately, I FINALLY found one on Craigslist for $250 with a small winch (not for lifting, though). It’s not a normal gantry crane that everyone has. Of course not. That would be too easy. This one weighs in at ~550 lbs and is all aluminum. It is currently sitting next to my Jeep because I need to figure out the best way to actually build the thing in my garage.
The History and Some Specs
The gantry crane originally came from a car wash. It held a motor and a large brush on each side. I do not know the weight limit on it, however, and will have to be very careful at first. Please, if anyone can tell me a minimum amount, please contact me.
4″ box aluminum tubing
1/4 inch thick wall
10′ 8″ tall (it’ll be close)
This gantry is 10′ 8″ tall. My garage is 10′ 10″ so it’ll be extremely close and I’ll have to move a light or two. I’ll post when I have built this thing and exactly how I got it upright.