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#1 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted December 19, 2012 - 10:50 PM

Has anyone ever used these actuators? They seem to spec well. Just making a wish list and saw the 750# specs, thought that'd do the trick for a 3 point hitch.

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Posted December 19, 2012 - 11:01 PM

Seems to be a good one Alan, 16 second full stroke.

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Posted December 19, 2012 - 11:05 PM

Have you looked closely at ALL the specs? Only 175 lbs dynamic, and only moves at 1/4 inch/sec. So, 16 sec for full travel.
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Posted December 19, 2012 - 11:09 PM

I have not, but around the net i have seen several people who have used them for 3 point and more often sleeve hitch lift.
And snow blade lifts. I even saw a guy selling plans for a GT loader using long stroke actuators.
I also saw a guy that used a pair of actuators under a Toyota flatbed dump unit.
They interest me quite a bit and I would be perfectly comfortable with your spending your money to see how they work for you.
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Posted December 19, 2012 - 11:19 PM

Yeah, 16 seconds is a little slow. I didn't see the details tab on the Ipad,

Nevermind

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Posted December 20, 2012 - 12:05 AM

This is the best place to get actuators:
https://www.surplusc...ic&keyword=EALD

These are the actuators they are using on the Johnny Products sleeve hitches.
https://www.surplusc...atname=electric
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Posted December 20, 2012 - 12:08 AM

If you like a good 24 volt actuator I have my eye on this one:
https://www.surplusc...atname=electric

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Posted December 20, 2012 - 09:48 AM

Casey, that one in your second link looks like a good one. 500 pounds dynamic lift and max load it still moves half an inch per second.

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Posted December 20, 2012 - 11:31 AM

Alan the specs are deceiving on that. The 750lbs is the static load. The push/pull is only 175. If you need 10" of lift on your 3 pt. from a 4 inch actuator then you can divide that figure by 2.5 to find out how much weight you would lift. The answer comes out to not enough.

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Posted December 20, 2012 - 12:38 PM

Casey, that one in your second link looks like a good one. 500 pounds dynamic lift and max load it still moves half an inch per second.


Like I said, it is the one that is used by Johnny Products on their sleeve hitch retrofits. If it is good enough for them than it would work great for Alan's Sears.

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Posted December 20, 2012 - 09:14 PM

I was gonna say that 16sec is terribly slow. We put a linear actuator on our silage chopper trans to reverse the feederhouse tranny. It's a 6" stroke and takes only about 4 seconds full stroke. We got it from Surplus Center.
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Posted December 21, 2012 - 09:47 PM

An idea for the poor man is to go junkyarding and rob the cylinders off a convertible top mechanism. Almost all are hydraulic linear cylinders with a remote 12v motor/pump and will do push/pull function. Big enough for a 3 point? I won't pretend to know, but you get to use both actuators :) . I know my dad's 65 sport fury uses them and that top isn't light!

I had a complete sealed system off a toyota celica a couple years back but got tired of storing it with no purpose. It met the dumpster and I probably shouldn't have done that.

Edited by boostedbuick, December 21, 2012 - 09:50 PM.





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