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Has anyone used a cherry picker to lift an engine out of the bed of a pick up truck? I need to do this and want to make sure it will lift high enough to get it out before the time comes to actually do it since I wont be home when I do it. I'll be at Chevelle-abration. The cherry picker does has an extendable arm.
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Yes, depending of course on how high the truck bed is and how far the lift will extend.

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yep, I do it all the time. You should have no problems unless of course its a monster truck or something!

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I would suggest that you lift it high enough to clear the floor of the bed, and then with the tail gate down, move the truck out from under the hoisted engine. I have always found it safer to move the vehicle instead of the cherry picker, and keep the engine as close to the ground as possible. If you are maneuvering the engine with everything on a flat smooth surface, it's not an issue, but if you're doing on asphalt or dirt with a cherry picker with small wheels, things can get real squirrely, real quick. Been there..done that...
 

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I just did this about a month ago.No problem at all. I even had to shorten the chain because the hoist was too high. (the truck had a cap on it).Extend the hoist arm out as far as it will go and you should have no problem at all.
 

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