A shop crane is a mechanical lifting device used to lift and move heavy objects in industrial and commercial settings. It consists of a pivoting arm, a winch, and a platform on which materials can be placed. The arm is operated manually by a lever, or with an electric hoist.
Shop cranes are often used to lift and move bulky items such as engines, large machinery components, and construction materials. They are also used in automotive repair shops to lift and secure vehicles for repairs.