I priced out the steel to build myself a new deck I damn near crapped so I'am going to modify my current deck which is in okay shape needs some work. I have to make a decision do I go with a scissor hoist or go with a front mount hoist. A front mount hoist is much better but alot of work for me to set up I have to build a subframe etc. With the scissor hoist I can buy one with a subframe and pump all in one so all I have to do is attach the unit to the frame and bolt the hinges to the deck. The things I don't really like about the scissor hoist is it is heavy it adds 590lbs or so to the truck. The other thing I'am worried about is powering out scissor hoists are known to power out if you get too much weight on them. The one benefit of the scissor hoist is its easier to install. What do you guys think the deck will be 12x8 with loads of gravel up to 7000lbs on it. I definatly don't want to be shoveling off gravel because the hoist powered out.