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Ok so a guy has one on FB Marketplace for $200..
says 8 ton cherry picker...

my googling is telling me its still a 2 ton due to the arm but an 8 ton hydraulic. Is that still the case?

also i know HF jack stands are a no no... how bout their cherry pickers?
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Ram and lift capacity are not interchangeable
I can take a 2 ton cherry picker and put a 8 ton ram on it and its not necessarily automatically a 8 ton. Its the pick point.
You have to look at the lift capacity of the actual unit.
That said some manufacturers will rate their unit off the capacity of the ram.

Buyer beware...
I wouldn't buy a horrible freight. But thats me.
 
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I have the HF and it's been great. The ram on it IS an 8ton. But yes only 2 ton at the picking point.

I've used 3 different peoples HF cherry pickers, and all worked great.
 
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Ram and lift capacity are not interchangeable
I can take a 2 ton cherry picker and put a 8 ton ram on it and its not necessarily automatically a 8 ton.
You have to look at the lift capacity of the actual unit.
That said some manufacturers will rate their unit off the capacity of the ram.

Buyer beware...
I wouldn't buy a horrible freight. But thats me.
I have the HF and it's been great. The ram on it IS an 8ton. But yes only 2 tin at the picking point.

I've used 3 different peoples HF cherry pickers, and all worked great.


I forgot that lots of new pickers have adjustable arms. I'm used to old ass ones...
 

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The 8 ton ram is just because of where it's pushing. It could lift more than 2 ton probably if the ram was moved out some. But then it wouldn't fold up lol.

Here's mine lifting more than 500lb in the 500lb spot lol

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I'd say 600-800. It's all real metal. And a lot of cast iron. I can't pick up the back and move it like I can the newer one that's in the shop.

I might be able to lift it an inch if my foot was under it, and I didn't have choice lol. Probably give myself another hernia though.:doah:
 

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i got 2 autozone units from 15+ years ago . both have 8ton rams but boom out its max 1000 lbs and 2 ton all in .

i have had full dressed 6.2 diesels hanging off them no problems .
 

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I bent the leg on my HF 2 ton and now 5 wheels touch the ground. Pretty irritating. Definitely did not exceed the static load but maybe momentarily. Not sure how I did it.
 

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so will a 1 ton picker suffice? 2000lbs.. vs a 2ton or is the extra $50 worth it to never question if good enough?
 

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Depends. If it's a 1ton, with the short reach of a 2ton in 2ton mode. Then no it won't work.
That extra extended reach of the 2 ton in 1ton mode, makes it work good for a truck. Car may be fine, but a truck :dunno:
 

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I quickly outgrew the 1 ton without even lifting a single engine with it. It's just not enough.
 

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Get the bigger hf one and don’t look back. They had a bad run of jack stands, but that could have happened to any cheap mfg.

I’ve owned 2 of the hf ones, and they have been great. The larger capacity is the way to go, as it increases your reach.
 

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Get the bigger hf one and don’t look back. They had a bad run of jack stands, but that could have happened to any cheap mfg.

I’ve owned 2 of the hf ones, and they have been great. The larger capacity is the way to go, as it increases your reach.


ahhh i didnt know it had a longer reach too
 

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I’ve had a 7.3 diesel on a HF cherry picker, it didn’t like it but it worked well. Replaced the ram a couple years later but it’s more than earned its keep.

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I’d buy a foldable one if I had to do it again.
 
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