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#31 HDWildBill OFFLINE  

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Posted October 21, 2014 - 09:57 AM

I still use my lift table just about every day.  I put tractors, generators, motorcycles, 4 wheelers on it and sometimes is doubles as a work bench.  I can adjust it to the height I want for what ever I'm doing.  Quite often I sit in an office chair and work on a piece of equipment on the table.  It is one of the best tools I own.

 

When I have a dead tractor I have a strap hoist set up I can mount to the front of the table so I just hoist it up on to the table.  I also have a wheel chock mounted to the front so I can ride an MC up on the table and it locks the front wheel so I just get off and then strap it down.  Well worth the $$$ to me.


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Posted October 21, 2014 - 10:17 AM

I use my HF hyd lift table for lots of things. W/ a chain hook bolted to the end I use it to lift the front of GT's/ LT's to do blade and deck work. If it's more involved I lift the rear, put milk crates under the rear wheels and then lift the front. It's really a good helper for lots things. A friend brought a drier for repair and we just raised the table even w/ the P/U tailgate, slid the drier on it and rolled it back to work on it.
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Posted October 21, 2014 - 10:33 AM

 

A friend brought a drier for repair and we just raised the table even w/ the P/U tailgate, slid the drier on it and rolled it back to work on it.

Mike that's a great idea !  These are the kinds of things most of us don't even think when deciding on what type of table or lift to get :thumbs:

Bill does yours have wheels so it moves easily ? Mike how bout yours ?



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Posted October 21, 2014 - 11:49 AM

  Yes, it has wheels and rolls easily. I think it's rated at about 1k lbs, I had my 650 lb welder on it for the muffler project. #60438 on HF web site.

                                                    Mike


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Posted November 09, 2014 - 01:54 AM

I've been thinking about getting one for myself too. I have been getting my GTs up on the sawhorses

using an overhead chain hoist and lifting straps, but that's slow, and at times difficult to find a

place on the GT for the straps, without damaging the tin.

 

Prices up here in Canada are crazy high for the lifts mentioned above, so I just couldn't pull

the trigger.

 

Do to some back pain issues, I was grumbling to the wife the other day, how I have to find an

affordable lift, and stop bending over the GTs so much.

 

Am I ever glad she's smarter than me. She said, why not use the one you have over at massey

hall. Being it sits there all winter and does nothing, I brought it home, and set up my new system.

I like it. It's fast enough, and if I want to work at a lower height, it's not a big deal to switch to lower saw

horses. The other bonus is that I can have 2 or 3 GTs on their own operating tables at the same time.

I can also use the lift to do such things as lift tires up to the GT, or even hang a motor off it to install.

And the big bonus, I didn't spend any new money.

 

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Posted November 09, 2014 - 02:02 AM

Looks like that will work just fine Will. I too am going to have to come up with a lift system, I think I'm going to built one similar to a motorcycle lift.


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Posted November 09, 2014 - 02:28 AM

Looks like that will work just fine Will. I too am going to have to come up with a lift system, I think I'm going to built one similar to a motorcycle lift.

 

I'm sure there's all kinds of different plans out there, of other home made lifts.

Look at them all, take all the best ideas, and make the ultimate lift. Sounds like a fun project.

What would you power it with.


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Posted November 09, 2014 - 03:03 AM

That looks like a good back saver, Will!

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Posted November 09, 2014 - 05:09 AM

Maybe use a small 110v hydraulic pump.
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Posted November 09, 2014 - 06:00 AM

Maybe use a small 110v hydraulic pump.

 

Or even a 12v. You can go a long time on a battery charge. Lots of options there, for

something used that could be adapted. snow plow power pack, Boat power trim unit...

No power cord, or air hose to trip over, and no waiting time to get up to 100psi air

to work.


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Posted November 09, 2014 - 06:43 AM

Hmmmmm? I wonder if that wheel chair lift could be adapted to something similar? Not sure of it's max load, though. And amount of lift it has as yet.



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Posted November 09, 2014 - 12:27 PM

Will that is a great idea. I have a lift like that in the shed, but I have no where to use it as yet. I think that by this summer I am going to try to have enough money saved up to pour a small concrete pad to I can actually use it. No way I am going to try to roll it around on the dirt.


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Posted November 09, 2014 - 05:15 PM

Great idea Will.....or Will's wife!!   :smilewink:


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Posted November 09, 2014 - 09:09 PM

Great idea Will.....or Will's wife!!   :smilewink:

 

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Posted November 17, 2014 - 07:56 AM

Here's an option for someone.

 

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