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"Roughneck Electric Trolley - 2,200-Lb. Capacity"

Item# 19648
"This Roughneck Electric Trolley is mounted to an electric hoist and steel I-beam and used to move the electric hoist on the beam. Flange Width in. 2 13/16 to 3 1/5, Finish Type Powder-coat, Capacity lbs. 2,200, Product Type Trolley, Power Source 120W, Adjustable Yes, Travel Speed ft. per min. 65.6. Rated loading weight 2,200 lbs. Moving Speed 20m/min 65.6 FPM Speed 1,400 RPM Motor Power 120W Min radius of crooked track which can pass 63in. Powder-coated finish for long-lasting durability"
Average Customer Rating:
4.333 out of 5
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Customer Reviews for "Roughneck Electric Trolley - 2,200-Lb. Capacity"
Review 1 for "Roughneck Electric Trolley - 2,200-Lb. Capacity"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Makes my hoist more useful

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February 20, 2016
By
from Knoxville, TN
I have a 20 x 20 garage, which also has a 4" wide steel I-beam running across the center of it. I recently purchased a hoist which I had originally planned to permanently mount on the beam, at some, as yet, undetermined position. But, since the stock hoist mount is essentially a pair of brackets which are meant to go over a pipe, they would not work with the I-beam I have in my garage anyway.
So, when I discovered this trolley, it opened up a lot of options for me. The most obvious one being that mobility allowed for much more lifting flexibility such as moving bulky loads from one side of my garage to the other if needed. The trolley comes with the angle brackets, bolts and washers and it mounted up perfectly to my hoist. It also comes with a center hole support if your hoist is suspended by a hook, rather than brackets.
My garage has a standard 8 foot ceiling, and the I-beam is mounted just below that, so it is a bit lower in height than the rest of the ceiling. The big advantage to using this trolley, was that I could move the hoist out to either of the far ends of the I-beam, and essentially have the hoist stored out of the way next to the wall until I need it. For people with higher ceilings this probably won't be as big of an advantage, but for me, it was an extremely important benefit and made the extra cost of the trolley very insignificant overall.
Now, the hard part (at least for me) is that you really need at least one other person to help with the installation. Two might be even better. My hoist and trolley together weigh over 100 pounds. If you can lift 100 pounds over your head, or carry it up a ladder while balancing yourself as well, then it should be a piece of cake for you.
Don't forget, you will also need to assemble the proper spacers,washers, and bolts, oh, as well as keeping the two sides of the trolley on the I-beam while also keeping all the holes lined up.
For me I'm not nearly that strong, or possess that much dexterity, so I had a friend help me...and even then, I was very nervous about accidentally dropping something.
Since the hoist is not only heavy, but also quite unwieldy due to the awkward shape of the unit, having someone to help is almost a necessity.
If you want to attempt installation by yourself, at the very minimum, I would strongly suggest you have a scaffold which has enough height adjustment flexibility to allow you to get very close to the trolley mounts for the hoist installation. It should also have a fairly big surface area to safely handle the parts while you're putting the rig together.
Since most people are going to be working at heights anywhere from 8 feet on up, dropping any of these very heavy pieces is not going to end well at all, if you don't have a scaffold or the ability to build one I would certainly get some suitable weight rated rope and secure these pieces in a way which will not allow them to fall.
Though I was able to install my hoist and trolley using a 6 foot folding ladder, some boards for leverage, and the help of one other person, I've got to tell you, if I had it to do over, I would NOT even begin to attempt doing it that way again. The risk of dropping something was just too great.
Though I did avoid dropping anything, having an awkwardly shaped 70 pound hoist sitting on top of a standard 6 foot tall step ladder was NOT the way I would recommend doing it at all. I really feel fortunate (and very lucky) that I did not drop anything. Even though I got through it with no equipment broken or injuries to myself or my assistant, I should have been far more safety conscious.
I would suggest using a portable scaffold which has a solid deck on it. If the deck is metal, I would put down a piece of 1/2 plywood over that just for added protection. If you happen to drop the hoist or one of the sides of the trolley, you'll immediately understand why a properly prepared scaffold with a reasonably wide surface area will suddenly make it seem as if you're a friggin genius: Something fell only a few inches and didn't get damaged, as opposed to falling several feet or more, and at the very least, having to reorder parts and wait for the ones to replace those which were damaged because they didn't have a scaffold to act as a safety net.
I love the trolley. It makes my hoist more useful, but I can't stress enough how wise it is to take the proper precautions when installing this unit and the associated hoist.
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Review 2 for "Roughneck Electric Trolley - 2,200-Lb. Capacity"
Overall Rating:
3 / 5
3 / 5

As is, does not fit gantry crane

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October 30, 2015
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from California
I bought the trolley for the 2000lbs gantry crane (also purchased from Northern Tool), but unfortunately it does not fit - the trolley is too wide and bolts need to be cut off to make it work. A pain! Should be noted in the information sheet.
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Review 3 for "Roughneck Electric Trolley - 2,200-Lb. Capacity"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

ROUGHNECK ELECTRIC TROLLY

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August 13, 2012
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from WEBSTER CITY,IA
I installed this trolley on a 8" I- beam with a 1 ton electric hoist with a 13' ceiling height. Trolley has good power under load. The wire from the hoist to the controller is to short for the 13" ceiling and I had to lengthen it otherwise everything worked great.
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+19points
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