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Old 09-11-2005, 05:58 PM
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How much does a flathead six weigh

I need to buy a cherry picker to pull my flathead six and manual tranny..about how much does this combination weigh....just wondering if the 2 ton cherry picker will be enough.
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I don't know what a 6 weighs, but I sling my late model flat V8 and HD 3 spd tranny around on a 2 ton cherry picker. The engine alone weighs 569# Your six should be lighter than that. Only caution is to make sure your lift has 4 feet/rollers (not 3) for weight distribution so it doesn't want to go over sideways.
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I've been told by a few folks that a flat 6 and the rest of the 48-50 pickup weigh in just over 3000 pounds. (for what it is worth).
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A 2 ton hoist is more than adequete for pulling the engine. I have pulled my flathead 6 and trans with a 2 ton hoist with no problems. Same hoist has been used for multiple engine swaps in a few of our projects.
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Remember to look at where it is rated as two tons. Some units are rated as 2 tones with the arm fully retracted and go down as the arm is extended. If the motor and tranny are half the weight of the truck it would be a ton or less.
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