They Claim It Will Lift an Engine Block

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, August 16, 2017
  • Nifty-Lift claims they lifted an engine block.

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  • /^\inutemen/^\edia


     17 hours ago

    Each added loop, doubles the pulling force. But also reduces the movement of the block and tackle per inch of rope pull. Knowing pully systems has saved me when working on engines, when working on carnival rides, and when stuck in mud.

  • neuro518


     20 hours ago

    The "locking device" is called a jam cleat. Used on sailboats all the time

  • Lone Wolf

    Lone Wolf


    cast iron small block chevy weighs around 650 as I recall

  • Mr, Boo Boo 1972

    Mr, Boo Boo 1972

     2 days ago

    It would lift or pull four times it's tensil strength. I wouldn't push that but if it's 1,700 that would be 6,800 pounds. Pull a truck with it.

  • Mr, Boo Boo 1972

    Mr, Boo Boo 1972

     2 days ago

    Archimedes pulled a huge War ship into port using pulley's by himself to show king Hieron he could. Eureka...!!! Lol

  • Mr, Boo Boo 1972

    Mr, Boo Boo 1972

     2 days ago

    Technically that be 1700 on. Tensil strength x 4.

  • Wayne DeLong

    Wayne DeLong

     3 days ago

    kinda funny my grandpa worked in the ship yards an i have his block and tackle

  • roy galloway

    roy galloway

     3 days ago

    Go hit the gym if you can't load that gen set by yourself into the back of the truck. LOL. smarter not harder

  • roy galloway

    roy galloway

     3 days ago +2

    YouTube channel "SmarterEveryDay" has a great explanation of how pulleys and snatch blocks work in increasing lifting ability.

  • Cars&Kyle


     4 days ago +1

    Small block Chevy is no where near a thousand lbs. it’s under 600 lbs dry.

  • Chozn1nishy6474


     5 days ago

    For butchering game

  • John Q. Fakerson

    John Q. Fakerson

     5 days ago +1

    These are cool but I work in rope/technical rescue and we have “short haul kits” that feature the same concept in an equal if not smaller size with similar or better usage ratings.

  • Skylar Nowell

    Skylar Nowell

     5 days ago


  • Pete Miller

    Pete Miller

     7 days ago

    That's a 4 to 1 mechanical advantage block and tackle. Therefore, you're pulling 1/4 of the weight. Assuming the generator weighs 250 lbs, you're pulling 63 lbs or so. Furthermore, even though it is old technology, it is used on modern sailboats. Cheers.

  • Dies1r4e


     7 days ago +1

    lost me 80 dollars for the normal one and then nearly 60 dollars more for the "deluxe" which has a freaking locking cleat like any functional block and tackle should have. I would buy this at 80 bucks all day long. hell I would buy this at 100, but being price gouged for a basic feature and red paint job makes me a bit upset.

  • jimbobbyrnes


     14 days ago

    you can just drop the rope pickup the generator and put it in not a engineering problem but a weakling problem

  • No use for lazy people None.

    No use for lazy people None.

     14 days ago

    With the box it comes in,,would be great in your backpack or Glove Comp., car or truck, for emergencies like pulling a fallen tree out of the road or off a person. Great idea Albert.

  • Dennis Hicks

    Dennis Hicks

     14 days ago

    Cranes often have a block and tackle system inside them. This could be used to lift an attic ladder in a one-man installation situation. I can think of other times in my life it might have been useful.

  • Connor Anderson

    Connor Anderson

     14 days ago

    A 350 Chevy is probably about 500-600 lbs

  • hunting and fishing for life

    hunting and fishing for life

     14 days ago

    Great for hanging deer