Do you have a junk car sitting around on the farm? Do you need a hoist with multi-gearing? Do you like to weld? Well, you're reading this, so I'd guess yes!
These plans are for a simple but heavy duty mechanical hoist from salvaged car parts.
Properly set up, this hoist will generate 30 lbs of lift for every 1 lb of pressure on the handle. Made from a car transmission, it is an easy project. Most of the work is cutting and welding.