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The Harken Hoister

At Garage Strategies™ we wouldn't be without Harken Hoisters to store our bikes, truck & jeep canopies, canoes & kayaks, and car-top carriers. We also use these systems to hang up tools like ladders, wheelbarrows, and fertilizer spreaders. Why do we like Hoisters so much? They lift evenly and are so easy for one person to handle. There are plenty of offbeat ways to use these systems too. All it takes is some imagination!

  • Special priceSafe, self-locking pulley grips rope instantly even if it is accidentally released.
  • Evenly raises and lowers all sides and corners.
  • Lightweight, ball bearing pulleys keep system running smoothly under load.
  • One person can easily raise and lower items with a single control rope.
  • Systems include all necessary mounting hardware.
  • Quick release buckles make it easy to load and unload the system.
  • Available in systems that lift up to 200 lbs.

1 Point Bike/Utility Lift
Lift evenly from 1 point

Max Vertical Lift: 8 ft (2.4 m)
Min Lifting Load: 10 lbs (4.5 kg)
Max Lifting Load: 45 lbs (20 kg)
Mechanical Advantage: 2:1

Useful as a bike lift

Home & Garden Equipment
2 Point Bike/Utility Lift
Lift evenly from 2 points

Max Vertical Lift: 8 ft (2.4 m)
Min Lifting Load: 15 lbs (7 kg)
Max Lifting Load: 60 lbs (27 kg)
Mechanical Advantage: 3:1

Car Seats

Tandem/Recumbant Bicycles
4 Point Storage Systems
Lift evenly from 4 points

Max Vertical Lift: 8.5 ft (2.4 m)
Min Lifting Load: 15 lbs (7 kg)
Max Lifting Load: 60 lbs (27 kg)
Mechanical Advantage: 3:1

Max Vertical Lift: 8.5 ft (2.4 m)
Min Lifting Load: 25 lbs (11 kg)
Max Lifting Load: 90 lbs (41 kg)
Mechanical Advantage: 4:1

Max Vertical Lift: 8.5 ft (2.4 m)
Min Lifting Load: 45 lbs (20 kg)
Max Lifting Load: 145 lbs (66 kg)
Mechanical Advantage: 6:1

Max Vertical Lift: 8.5 ft (2.4 m)
Min Lifting Load: 75 lbs (34 kg)
Max Lifting Load: 200 lbs (91 kg)
Mechanical Advantage: 8:1

Truck & Jeep Canopies

Storage Shelf (see below)

Canoes, Kayaks, & Dinghies

Sports Equipment Carriers


When Hoist is Greater than 8 ft 6 in
All standard Harken Hoisters come fully rigged, reeved, and set up for maximum vertical hoist (ceiling height) of 8 ft 6 in. Often people who realize their hoist is greater than 8 ft 6 in want to know what to do.

When selecting your Hoister consider the following:

  1. The weight of the item to be hoisted,
  2. The desired vertical hoist.

Let's say the item to be hoisted weighs 85 lbs and that the height of your garage is 12 ft. With a weight of 85 lbs the 7802 Hoister is your basic system (max weight of 90 lbs). However, the standard 7802 Hoister is rigged for an 8 ft 6 in hoist. This is not enough height to get from the car top, all the way aloft and still be able to lower your item to the floor.

Use Harken Hoister Lift System #7806 - Evenly lifts from 4 points

Sick of looking at that pile of junk in your garage? Hoist it up and out of the way on your new Hoister shelf!

This simple-to-build plywood storage shelf was designed to work specifically with Harken Hoister storage systems. Just load up your stuff and hoist it out of the way. You can build this uncomplicated shelf in less than an hour using the materials suggested below.

Item # Qty. Material Desc. Description
1 1 Wood (Pine) 4' x 8' x 1/2" plywood
2 2 Wood (Pine) 2" x 4" x 8'
3 4 Wood (Pine) 2" x 4" x 2'
4 4 Steel 5/16" eyebolt
5 24 Steel 1 5/8" deck screw
6 16 Steel 3 1/2" deck screw


How Do I Tie The System Off When I'm Finished Using It?

You don't have to! One of the beauties of these systems is the patented stainless steel self-locking safety 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 lift 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 weight range.

What's the difference between the single point bike and four point storage hoisters?

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 Hoister Storage system can lift more:
#7801 - 60 lbs (27 kg)
#7802 - 90 lbs (41 kg)
#7803 - 145 lbs (66 kg)
#7806 - 200 lbs (91 kg)

How Can I Lift That Much Weight?

Harken uses the mechanical advantage provided by a block and tackle system.

How High Do The Systems Lift?

We have systems designed to hoist 8.5' (2.65 m), 12' (3.7 m) and 16' (5m).

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 Storage System comes complete with a well-illustrated instruction manual

Do I Need To Buy Any Additional Parts For Installation?

For the Bike/Utility lift, no. It comes with everything you need. The Hoister Storage Systems also 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 lifting.

Can Hoister Systems Be Installed Directly Into A Ceiling's Truss or Rafters?

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 side-to-side.

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.

Is your garage filled with so much stuff there's no room for the car? Here's a practical solution. Go vertical! With the Harken Hoister you can store car top recreational equipment such as kayaks, sailing dinghies and truck caps up and out of the way.

Best of all, you can hoist/lower these large items onto your car by yourself. A self-locking, ball bearing block system prevents accidental release - even if you drop the line.

System comes with everything you need for fast installation.



HH 7800   45 lb Bike

$      64.95

HH 7802   90 lb 4 P

$    179.95

HH 7803 145 lb 4 P

$    209.95

HH 7806 200 lb 4 P

$    246.95

HH 7806.12 200 lb 4 P

$    249.95


If you are looking for Harken Hoister garage storage systems in Edmonton, Garage Strategies has the largest stock of Harken Hoister products in Edmonton at the best price. Garage Strategies carries Harken Hoisters specific for carrying bikes and canoes, or kayaks. Harken Hoisters are ceiling mounted overhead storage items. Stop in today to get your Harken Hoister pulley system.

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