The Banks Engine Lift Employs Cutting Edge Technology


Anyone who has ever rebuilt or replaced a Harley Davidson engine knows the issues and back breaking work involved. If you search on line for help, you’ll find a series of troublesome techniques that, at best, seem overly complicated.

George Banks developed the Banks Lift™ out of necessity for the brothers and anyone who has ever worked on a Harley engine. The Banks Lift:

  • Lifft (crane) to remove Harley-Davidson EngineIs a hydraulic lift designed to simplify removal of the engine and improve safety both for the mechanic and the bike frame.
  • Allows for easy transport to a work bench without damaging the engine, frame, or your back!
  • Designed by George Banks, top graduate of MMI in Florida (Motorcycle Mechanics Institute).
  • Brought into production by Tom Banks, owner of a formidable collection of Harley Davidson classics.
  • Already in use at Banks Brothers Motorcycle Museum

Order your lift on our Banks Lift Order page, or engage us with your questions on our Contact Us page.

To learn more, watch our demonstration video at the top of this page showing the Banks Lift™ being

used to remove the engine of a 1936 Harley Davidson Knucklehead.

Maneuvering Harley Engines Made Easy with the Banks Lift

Remove Harley Engine

While removing the engine from a ’52 Harley Pan Head, Tom Banks hurt his back. His brother George immediately began working on a lift. In addition to removing the threat of back injury to mechanics and Harley enthusiasts, the lift ensures no injury to the bike body or engine, and a smooth transition to the work surface.

The Banks Lift™ is a safe, affordable, viable option for removing a Harley Davidson engine when replacing or rebuilding.

Whether you’re a motorcycle mechanic or a do-it-yourself Harley enthusiast, isn’t it time you ordered a Banks Lift?

  • The lift’s hydraulic system makes the engine easy to move from frame-to-workbench, and gives the option of moving the engine slowly and safely.
  • All wheels on the Banks Lift™ pivot, and the lift stops within a 32nd of an inc
  • h, enabling you to finesse it into place, whether taking the engine out or putting it back in.
  • Replacing the engine is a reverse process, and just as simple as removing it.
  • There’s finally an affordable and reliable way to pull out your Harley Davidson’s engine without, in turn, pulling out your back.