Here are some close up pics. I had to take the winch off because the grandkids did a real number in getting it twisted up.If you do not mind, more pictures and info would be handy.
I was going to go with a steel I-Beam though it would probably be expensive and over kill. I really hope to never lift anything that weighs over 500 pounds up to the second floor of my outbuilding that I am just starting.
So the (off) center joist supporting the purlins will/might a laminated beam, 40' long with perhaps UniStrut fthe length then on the floor with joists 12" on center, will be a steel beam 40' long. This laminated beam will have the tracks and a hoist to save me from carrying stuff up the stairs. So far the heaviest item will be a wet tile saw. My builder suggested using the tracking for a garage door but I think I want to go with something stiffer, like UniStrut. Clear as mud?
I did some looking about and trolleys abound for UniStrut. But I am always looking for information and ideas.
Here are the "track supports" I turned 90 degrees.
Here is the "base" that I made to mount the winch too with the adjustable "feet"
Here is a shot from the bottom after I removed the winch for repair.
I have no idea why I made that black thing with the roller going between it.....But I'm sure it was a great idea and would have worked wonderfully.....