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#1 Traill95 ONLINE  

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Posted March 19, 2016 - 08:38 AM

My wife is confined to a wheel chair  part of the time. A friend of mine gave me this to use to get her up from the floor if she fell ( she doesn't weigh that much and I can lift her by myself).  I just keep looking at it and thinking how nice it would be in the shop to lift motors out of  my GTs. :smilewink:   Notice in the second picture how the legs spread out to go along side the tractor easier. :D It's only 30" wide with the legs in and about 4' tall.

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Posted March 19, 2016 - 09:14 AM

Sounds like a great idea. Does it breakdown for storage too.
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Posted March 19, 2016 - 09:26 AM

I have one of those. They are from hospitals to lift patients.  VERY handy!  I got 3 of them out of the city dump over time.  Gave one to my dad, one to a local mortician to lift bodies, and kept one. 

 

Bent mine pretty good lifting a 300 Ford six-cylinder but it still works good.


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Posted March 19, 2016 - 09:50 AM

Looks like a good idea to me!


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Posted March 19, 2016 - 10:58 AM

My mil could use one of those.  She is in a wheel chair and falls quite often but they usually have to call 911 and get the fire dept out to get her up.  Does anyone have any idea what they are called?  It there a weight limit? 


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Posted March 19, 2016 - 11:20 AM

used one back in high school to help a kid swap motors into a Mustang, even though it was a 2300 4 banger, I thougt it was gonna snap the top link... the lift was what they used to move his Dad around who was a quad. If we'd ruined that thing I wouldn't have wanted to be around for the storm that it would have  created... but in the garage for GT related stuff I'd think it would be fine.


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Posted March 19, 2016 - 12:07 PM

Very nice.

A fellow had one of those from a hospital I his plumbing shop years ago. Not sure what he did with it...I have been keeping an eye out for one for myself!

 

Be nice having a stainless steel lift for the shop!


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Posted March 19, 2016 - 02:27 PM

Its called a "Hoya lift". I got mine at the dump years ago. When they get used for lifting invalids in and out of baths, they will rust. When they rust, they are replaced. I think that mine is rated at 350#. They are handy but, they can be tippy too. Mine came with a sling type seat for the patient to sit in. I've seen them on CL for free and up. Much of the medical equipment like this is dumped when the patient dies and the home is cleanned out. I got a Craftmatic Bed for my wife off of CL for free 9 years ago. It has helped her alot.

 

I converted my lift to pull engines and it works real nice for that. Before using it, I polished the piston to get rid of the rust. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted March 19, 2016 - 04:37 PM

yeah, 350-400 lbs capacity sounds about right from what I can remember....



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Posted March 19, 2016 - 06:12 PM

My mil could use one of those.  She is in a wheel chair and falls quite often but they usually have to call 911 and get the fire dept out to get her up.  Does anyone have any idea what they are called?  It there a weight limit? 

It's a Hoyer Patient Lifter and ha a 400 lb. capacity.


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Posted March 19, 2016 - 06:52 PM

Have seen those offered at Portland, IN swaps or shows, guy sets up by us each year.  Think he had some brand new even. Looked pretty beefy for it's compact size and thought would be a great engine or other parts puller too. Comes with attachment for health uses, that would not be that useful in a shop, but the basic arm and lift was neat. I liked it seemed Wide enough to get around front of the tractor axle, sometimes regular engine lifts aren't that wide. Seems he had prices of $100 to $150 for most of those.


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Posted March 20, 2016 - 09:27 AM

It's a Hoyer Patient Lifter and ha a 400 lb. capacity.

 

Thanks, I will pass this on to my in-laws.






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