Our Toolbox Tuesday tool was…. the Cherry Picker! Some places call it an engine hoist or an engine lift. It is used to remove and replace an engine. The Cherry Picker doesn’t, of course, really fit in a toolbox, but still a very valuable tool when needed.
So why are they called cherry pickers? The original designs were used in orchards to lift boxes of fruit. The hoists to lift engines looked and functioned similar, so the name became associated with auto engine repairs.
Before removing an engine, a whole lot of bolts need to be removed, hoses and transmission need to be disconnected.