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#16 NJKen OFFLINE  

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 11:25 AM

I've had a Big Joe for about 6 - 7 years. And use it often.
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I just checked, mine will lift 2000lbs 72" high.

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Rite now it's a junk collecting table.

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I use it to get these 500-600lb spools of MC cable on and off the shelves. And for other things, like lifting trailers on there side, lifting stuff in and out of the truck and trailer.

I picked mine up off of Craigslist for $200 I think. Well worth it.

I use a RV Deep Cycle battery. I bought the biggest one I could get when I bought the lift, it's still going strong. Mine does not have a built in charger, I just use a regular battery charger with a deep cycle option. Once charged, it last a long time.

If you have a way to lay it on it's side, do so and clean the wheels, they have grease fittings that may need a shot or two of lube.
Once I cleaned up the wheels and greased mine, it was like night & day with how easy it rolled around. They are heavy son of a guns as I'm sure you know.

Good luck with it !! Mine has been trouble free, another example of a great American made product.
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Posted April 07, 2013 - 01:01 PM



For safety, keep in mind that the tips of the forks is not where they say it can lift 1500 :D

(Approx 500 lbs less for every 4" forward)

If my math is right, one foot out on the forks, it won't lift anything at all.



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Posted April 07, 2013 - 01:21 PM

If my math is right, one foot out on the forks, it won't lift anything at all.

Your math is correct. But it doesn't mean it won't lift it, it just means it will tip over forward if you try :biting_nails:



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Posted April 07, 2013 - 01:22 PM

Congrats on the lift! Those are great units to have. Good luck with it :thumbs:



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Posted April 07, 2013 - 02:40 PM

That is one handy piece of equipment! Congrats on the find.



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Posted April 07, 2013 - 02:57 PM

Yea yea nice lift you got there. I am sincerely jealous.  I have not seen one before and I will be looking for one now.

My favorite part of the pics in this thread is seeing the blankies on the gt's.  My tractors are now jealous too! 


Edited by James henry, April 07, 2013 - 03:02 PM.

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 03:17 PM

If my math is right, one foot out on the forks, it won't lift anything at all.

 

""Model# 1518-R7
Serial# 57722
Capacity 1500 lb.
Load Center 18"     """

 

That 1500 ib. rating is at 18" out from the mast, and the forks look to be about 24" long, so

it should have no problem lifting any 16 or 18 hp gt. Just make sure it's balanced sideways, and

there aren't any kids running around.
 



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Posted April 07, 2013 - 04:34 PM

How about if we get a few Mods sitting on the back???



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Posted April 07, 2013 - 05:23 PM

How about if we get a few Mods sitting on the back???


Or just one "Team Green"

I've used mine for many things, and not once did I get worried about it tipping over. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1365373324.602747.jpg

Here is a shot of mine holding up my trailer when I power washed some of the heavy rust off. It didn't drift down even a fraction of an inch.

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 07:03 PM

Yea yea nice lift you got there. I am sincerely jealous.  I have not seen one before and I will be looking for one now.

My favorite part of the pics in this thread is seeing the blankies on the gt's.  My tractors are now jealous too! 

If I keep them covered the wife doesn't see the" new one" right away! 






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