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For maintenance of the automobile engine, its repair, as well as dismantling and installation of attachments, it is necessary to hang the power unit above the engine compartment. For this purpose, there is a special device – an engine support bar. No service center or garage can do without this device.
Engine transverse bar is used to raise, lift, and retrieve the vehicle’s engine and transmission. A simple and robust design combined with an affordable price made engine traverses is extremely popular for garages and service stations.
The transverse engine support is a powerful and strong beam made of especially strong grades of steel. On its sides, some supports are installed on the reinforced edges of the engine compartment. Due to the differences in the size, shape, and layout of the engine compartments of cars, the supports are adjustable along the length of the beam. Engine support also may have adjustments for the angle of inclination. Lifting and lowering of the motor are carried out manually using screws to which strong chains or large hooks are attached.
The engine support tool is equipped with:
Also, note that the most functional models of engine lift bars have a wide range of settings that allow you to move horizontally clips and supports. This is necessary to adjust the equipment for different geometric sizes of power units.
Before buying transverse engine support, it is important to pay attention to its technical characteristics and features. These primarily include:
The OTC 4324 engine support bar is designed for hanging engines, gearboxes, and other units weighing up to 1100 lbs.
The device has two points of support. The legs have rubber attachments, which guarantees a stable attachment without slipping. Two chains (36 inches) and screws provide lifting and securing of loads in a convenient working position. These devices are suitable for hanging units of any configuration.
Sealey ES502 has two adjustable (height and width) supports. Studs with chains are used to adjust the comfortable working position. The special coating of the model reliably protects the device from corrosion. The chain weave eliminates breaks and can withstand loads of up to 1100 lbs. The design of the equipment allows you not to remove the engine completely from the engine compartment.
The DRA draper 53094 with a 700 lb. capacity is designed to hang a car engine during repair work at auto service stations, specialty shops, and auto companies.
The engine cross-beam is equipped with two swivel supports for mounting on under-hood surfaces. Adjustable height and width allow the cross-beam to be used for different vehicles and to hold the engine reliably at the desired point. Reinforced chains and screws with large knobs are available to hang the engine. The unit is characterized by sturdy construction, reliability, ease of operation, and affordable price.
Universal support for hanging the engine on the fenders of the car for subsequent repair. The traverse is used at service stations, car service centers, car repair shops, and industry.
The traverse is mounted on three supports, which creates a solid foundation for the suspension of the engine. The height and width of the traverse can be adjusted to suit different vehicles and keep the engine reliably in position. The support arm allows you to fix the suspensions at any point on the beam.
The design of the support plates allows them to be fixed at any angle to the inner surface of the engine compartment. Rubber attachments are available on all three support points, which protects the paintwork of the car from damage.
One of the features of this model is the ability to hang two-car mechanisms. Such a device is made of thick and robust metal. An adjustable third lever with two 14-inch adjustable hook screws allows you to quickly change the lifting height of the load. The additional arm support works as a third leg, giving the installation the much-desired stability. The steel cables of each of the nodes securely and firmly fix the suspended mechanism.
Vehicle Service & Repair Center that is equipped with an engine support bar have a number of benefits: