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Engine Racks

SPS has designed this 3-position engine rack to move engines for a major manufacturer in the recreational vehicle market.This unique design can hold 3 engines at 500 lbs each, and the rack weighs only 225 lbs and allows for 4 way fork truck entry.This engine rack utilizes a modular mounting system that allows for removable engine mount strips and customization for different engine models. 

Features & Benefits of Engine Racks

  • Rack tightly collapses for easy shipping returns to engine manufacturers all over the world and does not require any extra strapping during shipping
  • Collapsed rack to open rack ratio is 8 closed racks to 2 open racks. Our space saving design helped save our client money in shipping costs and exceeded their expectations
  • Ends of the engine rack articulate using our special Locking Hinge Collar that we proudly utilize in many of our designs. The upper section of the engine rack is balanced to provide an ideal center of gravity. The locking collar easily drops into place and secures the rack from collapse until the collar is removed
  • We produced over 2000 racks for this client with an engine rack weight of only 225lbs. This high strength yet lightweight design exceeded traditional wooden pallet capacities in both durability and weight. SPS utilized FEA methods to ensure our racks could handle repeated stresses and loads for many years
  • Our eco-friendly design ensured these metal shipping racks could be reused for years to come. Wooden racks were prone to quick ware and were not cost effective with repeated shipping
  • Unlike wooden pallets, our steel racks are fully stackable using a unique design that allowed the engine frames to perfectly fit together like puzzle pieces when collapsed. This effective stacking saved our client with international shipping costs
  • Designed in Solid Works and manufactured on the latest magnetic driven lasers assures repeatable the accuracy of each component. Accurate components make for welds that are straight and solid. Highest quality powder coated finish exceeds our clients' expectations
  • Pivot clamps helps to secure the engine on the engine rack. Pivot clamps allow users to manage key lock and down positions by using a lever. The lever can be used single-handedly to apply pressure on the keys. The contact surface design of the clamp is matched to the contour of the engine contact surface to improve its aesthetic appeal. Unique design of these pivot clamps help reduce the chances of damage of powder coated engine. Also, it helps reduce the need for re-touching the painted engine surface, even if they are exposed to abusive working conditions for a long time.
  • Load of the housing in the cradle is matched with the radius of bell housing for equal distribution. The cradle helps prevent lateral movement of the engine. The pivot clamps can be easily aligned to the upper radius of the engine mounts.
  • There is a short pin in the capture panel. It is designed to align with a hole in the front engine mount. This pin adds lateral control to the engine front. The channel has an angled front and rear sides, which help keep the engine from sliding front to rear on the rack. There are spring loaded locking pins attached that can be easily positioned to control any vertical hop of the engine.
  • The single engine rack is designed with removable corners. These corners can be easily stored on the deck of the rack when not in use. The removable corners can be locked in place using a simple toggle switch. These corners feature a cross shaped (male) fitting, which is sized to match the ID of the lower tube. This design helps prevent wobbling, and maintains the strength and stability for a long time.
  • The engine rack ends are equipped with SPS Ideal’s proven folding hinges. These hinges are provided with locking collars.