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#16 boyscout862 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 05, 2016 - 08:35 AM

I use double thick cardboard to ly on. It is Warm and smooth. I save the boxes from appliances to use. One piece is now over 5 years old but still works. I bought a pair of steel auto ramps a couple of years ago. They raise the front 12" and the sloped parts then detach to allow easier access to under the tractor or car. I have a homemade jack setup that lifts the front of a tractor but it can damage the grill and is only alittle higher than 12". Good Luck, Rick


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Posted January 05, 2016 - 03:20 PM

I have a table that can handle 3000 pounds or so. It has a winch and heavy steel ramps. It gets things up to a nice height for me to work. However it doesn't make getting to the under parts any easier. I'm working on a setup using my ramps (10" c-channel) to get the dozer up high enough for me to slide underneath it. If it works for the dozer I can use it for other tractors. I was thinking something similar to the ramp setup that Jazz posted except I don't need that much height. I just need enough room to slide under and get to the lift cylinder.

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Posted January 05, 2016 - 03:44 PM

short stools and office chairs with wheels are real handy for this


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Posted January 05, 2016 - 04:05 PM

I like my rolling chair for wrenching. It gives a good height for working.
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Posted January 06, 2016 - 05:19 AM

I like my rolling chair for wrenching. It gives a good height for working.


Remember the movie "Witness"? The elder Amish gentleman that rolled about the kitchen and dinner table using his vintage oak office chair? I have been using his technique ever since I seen the movie. I load my cart with the needed tools and parts to have them handy right were I sit. I like the arm less chairs the best but them plastic casters get worn out in time on a concrete floor...

Hey, wasn't that movie shot in your home county in PA?
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Posted January 06, 2016 - 05:48 AM

Remember the movie "Witness"? The elder Amish gentleman that rolled about the kitchen and dinner table using his vintage oak office chair? I have been using his technique ever since I seen the movie. I load my cart with the needed tools and parts to have them handy right were I sit. I like the arm less chairs the best but them plastic casters get worn out in time on a concrete floor...

Hey, wasn't that movie shot in your home county in PA?

I think some of it was. I can't remember how much of it tho. At 6' 2" it's a lot of bending over if I don't find a seat to work on a tractor.

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Posted January 07, 2016 - 01:58 PM

Bought a HF lift and added 6" extensions

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