How do I tie the system off when I'm
finished using it?
You don't have to! The beauty of this system is the patented
stainless steel self-locking cleat that automatically locks and
holds the load once you release the rope. This makes your job
easier, and more importantly safer.
What can I store with a Harken Hoister?
Harken Bike/Utility Hoisters are great for storing bikes, light deck
chairs during the winter, and gardening tools. Harken Storage
systems efficiently store small boats, rowing sculls, truck caps,
convertible hardtops, unneeded van seats, canoes, train sets, ski
equipment and cartop carriers, and many other things that fit in its
What's the difference between the 1-point bike and 4-point
It's easy to tell the difference. The single point bike hoister
lifts your load using two straps and one attachment point in the
ceiling. The four point storage hoister lifts your load using two
straps and four attachment points in the ceiling.
How much can Harken Hoister systems lift?
The Bike/Utility system is engineered to lift 45 lbs (20.4 kg).
The 4-Point Hoister Storage system can lift more:
#7802 - 90 lbs (41 kg)
#7803 - 145 lbs (66 kg)
#7806 - 200 lbs (91 kg)
How Can I Lift That Much Weight?
We use the mechanical advantage provided by a block and tackle
How High Do The Systems Lift?
We have systems designed to hoist 10' (3.05 m), 12' (3.7 m) and 16'
How Difficult Is It To Install A Harken Hoister?
For the Bike/Utility lift all you need to do is install the single
screw eye (included) into your truss or garage rafter.
The 4-Point Storage System comes complete with a well-illustrated
instruction manual. .
Do I Need To Buy Any Additional Parts For Installation?
Bike/Utility Lift: No. It comes with everything you need.
The 4-Point Hoister Storage Systems come with all the mounting
hardware. However, you might want to buy two 2" x 6" x 6'
boards to help align the lift directly over the object you're
Can Hoister Systems Be Installed Directly Into A Ceiling's Truss or
Yes, if your trusses/rafters line up with where you want your
Hoister mounted, it can be installed directly into ceiling trusses.
You may need to run a short cross beam between trusses in order to
mount the organizer. If necessary, you can install the two 2" x
6" x 6' boards to align the system so you can lift the object
straight off your vehicle without the system pulling from
I Have A Roof Rack That Is Heavier On One Side Than The
Other. Will The Harken Hoister Lift The Load Evenly?
Yes. Because of the system's patented special design, the Hoister
will lift your load evenly, no matter how the weight is distributed.