As for the trolly Well it depends on what you want to do and what you consider expensive.
I have a 2 ton Cm loadstar with trolley in my shop looking for a home I'd be willing to part with it for cheap. It has a wide flange trolley on it.
As for buying one well it would be cheaper to buy a hoist with a trolley attached. A yale or budget hoist would run about $1500 for a 1/2 ton unit.
Our XN chain hoists with trolley would run upwards of $5K
So yeah things can get expensive.
How much money do you plan to invest in this?? Crane systems are nice .... Nice and expensive
Place four columns in your garage. Columns should have a 10x10 base plate with 3/4" anchor bolts spaced 7x7" into the concrete floor min four inch depth. Span the top of the columns with w12x14
then run a w12x14 from front to back of the two headers drill through and bolt all in place using 1/2" A325 bolts and nuts.
This would give you a freestanding monorail system that could be rated for 1 ton. Load testing would be required
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