Non-working electric hoist


I have this hoist:
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2 ton, Kona cranes XN10, with motorized trolley.
I bought it for $20 and it was described as "nonworking". Inside it
looks kind of decent, the cover that you do not see is also available.
Just looking for a sanity check. I initially bought it to get the
motorized trolley (which looks simple and probably works) etc. I think
that trying to fix this hoist is a) time consuming and b) exposes me
to liability. So, my question is what can be salvaged from a
hoist. What I see is a few relays (contactors), DIN rail and DIN
terminals (always useful in light of my current project), 20 foot
chain with hook.
Essentially I want to make a quick buck without wasting time, get a
few parts and avoid any potential liability.
Does anyone know how to get chain/hook out of a nonworking crane? Any
good general purpose parts inside the drive area?
i
Reply to
Ignoramus16581
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Kone hoists are generally pretty straightforward. Since you have (?) a RPC, it might be pretty handy to have around the shop too. Of course, depends on how high your garage ceiling is. :)
I wouldn't worry too much about liability if you use Kone parts. Most of the problems with those are burnt-out contactor coils or broken wires. There should be a decent market for a light-capacity hoist like that.
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Reply to
John Husvar
Iggy, you can't avoid liability in this world. It just takes one person to start a law suit. By posting the picture and by making public comments about potential liability concerns, you have already laid the groundwork for an investigator to show a court that you knew there was a problem with the unit and yet you sold it, anyway.
Paul
Reply to
co_farmer
As far as getting the chain out, it has a motor, Ac or Dc, you may have a weldor that can power the motor directly to run the chain out.
Wes -- "Additionally as a security officer, I carry a gun to protect government officials but my life isn't worth protecting at home in their eyes." Dick Anthony Heller
Reply to
Wes
Um, that's why I do not want to sell the hoist. My original plan, anyway, was to strip the hiost of all fun parts (DIN terminals, relays), take the chain with hook out, and dump the rest.
I know that it is bad and in any kind of transaction, I would also mention that it is bad, I never hide that sort of stuff.
i
Reply to
Ignoramus16581

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