We all need one from time to time. Something that will hoist a ton of metal up six feet, with a six foot reach. But there is no way on Gods green earth I am paying Â£200 for a Sealy hoist. And second hand they hold their value better than the Memsahib's diamonds. No surprise there. Thanks Shaban and your chums in Dubai. Thanks. So, I need an engine hoist. It should be collapsable because Posh Bird is giving me earache about turning the woods into a scrap metal yard. Even though I see no problem with turning a bunch of trees into a scrap metal yard. I am sure the rabbits will adjust. They adjusted to my autoclave experiment. Eventually. So, the DIY hoist. It should take 2 ton, straight up. It doesnt need to roll. It should be easily dismantled, for when Posh Bird starts whining. Heres my thoughts. 3 scaffolding poles set in a triangle. Lashed at the top with chain. Maybe lashed at the bottom with cargo strops to please the H&S nutters. A chain winch suspended from the top. Or 2 A bars made of scaffolding, with an RSJ bolted across the top, and a winch hung from that. Anybody made a decent engine hoist witout buying one?