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Posted December 05, 2014 - 06:26 PM

Wow, that sounds like a busy week. And all the little farm chores squeezed in too.


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Posted December 05, 2014 - 07:10 PM

Bending down to do things like this brake job really tax my leg that had the clots in it.  It's sore & swelled some tonight, and the veins pooched out.  If I can ever afford it, instead of getting a lift table, I'd rather have a 2 post vehicle lift.  If I could have had this truck up higher, I could have done this job sitting comfortably.  Between my one leg & both knees, my days of working low to the ground are limited.  I figure if I had a 2 post lift, I could build some sort of adapter to lift GT's with it also.  


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Posted December 05, 2014 - 07:26 PM

Now you're thinking along my lines!


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Posted December 05, 2014 - 07:28 PM

Rained most of today, and raining fairly heavy now.  Rain will train over me for most of the night.  Sloppy weather for sure!


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Posted December 05, 2014 - 07:50 PM

Hope your Dad gets to feeling better, Daniel. You sure have a busy week ahead!
I know what you mean about the "low level working." Makes me mad I can't do things like I used to either.
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Posted December 05, 2014 - 09:00 PM

Glad you are getting back into the swing of things.

 

 

I don't like 2 post lifts. I would rather have a 4 post drive on. Harder to drop a car off one.

 


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Posted December 06, 2014 - 12:53 AM

Daniel, your getting very busy with not much rest and now the leg is bothering you. Please rest during the day and take care of yourself. I hope Dad gets straighten out soon.
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Posted December 06, 2014 - 08:50 AM

Daniel, your getting very busy with not much rest and now the leg is bothering you. Please rest during the day and take care of yourself. I hope Dad gets straighten out soon.

 

I'll do my best Brian.  I am getting pushed pretty hard the last several days.  At least I'm getting almost 8hrs sleep every night, plus naps now & then.  I do need to baby this leg.  It's letting me know I'm asking too much of it.  Teresa took meds to dad this morning, so awaiting her report.


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Posted December 06, 2014 - 01:47 PM

Got my brakes finished on the truck this morning after milking, then dropped Teresa off to shop while I went the other 25 miles to pick up the Massey water pump seal.  Home to eat lunch, then relax a couple hours before starting afternoon chores.  I sure am looking forward to being off duty tomorrow!  Gonna likely do nothing but rest.


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Posted December 06, 2014 - 07:15 PM

OFF THE CLOCK!   And man does it feel good!  May do nothing tomorrow, but then you never can tell with me!  :smilewink:


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Posted December 07, 2014 - 06:22 AM

Bending down to do things like this brake job really tax my leg that had the clots in it.  It's sore & swelled some tonight, and the veins pooched out.  If I can ever afford it, instead of getting a lift table, I'd rather have a 2 post vehicle lift.  If I could have had this truck up higher, I could have done this job sitting comfortably.  Between my one leg & both knees, my days of working low to the ground are limited.  I figure if I had a 2 post lift, I could build some sort of adapter to lift GT's with it also.

yup!!
My brother just put one up at the shop!! Its a 10000 lbs lift 2 post Atlas . nice unit for only $2300.00 brand new.
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Posted December 07, 2014 - 07:37 AM

Bending down to do things like this brake job really tax my leg that had the clots in it.  It's sore & swelled some tonight, and the veins pooched out.  If I can ever afford it, instead of getting a lift table, I'd rather have a 2 post vehicle lift.  If I could have had this truck up higher, I could have done this job sitting comfortably.  Between my one leg & both knees, my days of working low to the ground are limited.  I figure if I had a 2 post lift, I could build some sort of adapter to lift GT's with it also.  

Daniel,

At a couple of golf courses that did not want to spend the $8000 and up for a commercial turf equipment lift I have convinced them to buy a $1600 two post automotive lifts and then fabricated adapters to use them for turf equipment.


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Posted December 07, 2014 - 09:18 AM

yup!!
My brother just put one up at the shop!! Its a 10000 lbs lift 2 post Atlas . nice unit for only $2300.00 brand new.

 

Been looking at the 10 Atlas.  BendPak is what I'd like, but way higher.  It will be a long time before I could. if ever get one though.


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Posted December 07, 2014 - 09:20 AM

Not a restful night.  My lower back woke me & kept me awake quite a while.  I really miss my Meloxicam for the arthritis.  When I went to bed, my hands were hurting bad, so that was a sign of things to come.  So today is likely a day of rest for me.


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Posted December 07, 2014 - 09:28 AM

Can you take anything for the pain, like aspirin? I use Bayer Back & Body a lot and works good for me. Some folks cannot take aspirin though. Active ingredients are Aspirin, 500mg, and Caffeine, 32.5mg.


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