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Old 09-12-2017, 06:26 PM
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Have you consider making a rolling electric crane? Basically a powered engine hoist like this: https://youtu.be/k7dTnwQwj8U?t=3m49s

There are lots of ways you could design something like that. You could make it a fixed boom and just run a winch with a pull/cable over the end. You could put casters on all 4 locations to make it easy to roll around / position. You could also do a rolling gantry type lift. Any of those options would allow a lot of mobility so you wouldn't be stuck on tracks or to a specific area of your shop.
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