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Extreme Max Hoist

Extreme Max Hoist

Description

The Extreme Max 3004.0204 Kayak/Canoe/Bike/Ladder Hoist is a versatile and durable hoist system that can lift and store various large items such as kayaks, canoes, bikes, ladders, and more.

With a capacity of 120 lbs, this hoist system is strong enough to handle heavy loads with ease. It features a combination of strong pulley hooks and 2" wide webbing straps, allowing for easy lifting and storage of different items.

The pulley system is equipped with a locking mechanism for added safety, ensuring that your items are securely stored. Constructed of powder-coated steel, this hoist system is built to last and withstand the test of time.

The Extreme Max Kayak Hoist System comes complete with all the necessary components for installation, including pulleys, lift hooks, mounting hardware, and 50' of hoist rope. You won't have to worry about purchasing additional parts separately.

This hoist system is not limited to just kayaks. It can be used for other items such as canoes, bikes, ladders, and more. Its versatility makes it a great investment for those who need a reliable storage solution for various large items.

Additionally, the Extreme Max Kayak Hoist System comes with a limited lifetime warranty, giving you peace of mind knowing that your purchase is protected.

Some common questions about this hoist system:

  • How low does this hang from the ceiling? Is it possible to shorten the straps?
    Yes, you can shorten the straps. The hoist hangs down about 20-24" from an 8' ceiling or a 9' ceiling. Simply change the loop location with the hooks to adjust the height.
  • What type of rope? Braided or 3 strand?
    This hoist system comes with braided rope, which helps prevent the strands from getting caught up in the pulleys. It works well for lifting heavy items, such as a 17' canoe, up to a 14' tall ceiling.
  • Could the mounting brackets work on either side of the center-line of an A-frame roof, perpendicular to the roof line?
    Yes, the mounting brackets should work well in that configuration.
  • How long are the straps?
    The straps are 94" (7'10") in length and 2" wide.

Overall, the Extreme Max 3004.0204 Kayak/Canoe/Bike/Ladder Hoist is a reliable and versatile hoist system that offers a convenient storage solution for various large items. Its sturdy construction, ease of use, and included components make it a worthwhile investment.

Things we like

  • Includes a rope of fifty feet in length for various configurations and height modifications while hoisting.
  • Featuring a reliable and secure locking mechanism
  • It includes the mounting hardware and instructions necessary for the installation.
  • Simple on the pocketbook

Things we don't like

  • The slings have a high propensity of falling off the kayak.
  • Raising the kayak into the air requires a significant amount of effort.
  • The rope that is provided seems to be of a low quality.
  • The mechanism itself is clunky.
Summary

Frequently Asked Questions

How low does this hang from the ceiling? Is it possible to shorten the straps?

Yes you can shorten. I have one that is hanging on an 8' ceiling and but hangs down about 20-24" and the other hangs from a 9' ceiling and it hangs down about the same. Just change the loop location with the hooks.

What type of rope? Braided or 3 strand?

Mine came with braided rope which does help strands not to get caught up in the pulleys. Works well for me. I used my to lift a 17' canoe up to a 14' tall ceiling.

Could the mounting brackets work on either side of the center-line of an A frame roof. Perpendicular to the roof line? / \

Yes, should work well

How long are the straps?

The straps are 94" (7' 10") in length and 2" wide.