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#1 ol' stonebreaker OFFLINE  

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Posted June 09, 2016 - 10:31 PM

  Been thinkin' on this for a while of making removable ramps to drive my wheeler or rider up on brackets to lift the front end up w/ the HF lift table. came up w/ this made from old bed rails and light angle. All the  mig welds were burned in hot to insure good fusion. You can barely see in the first pic I had to build legs w/ a rubber tip to solidly contact the floor or else the table would roll away when climbing the ramps, LOL!!. Now I need to figure a chain and hook setup for a safety chain in the scissor lift linkage in case of hyd failure while I'm under either one.

  With my old worn out back this table has been my best shop friend and helper for several yrs now. I've found lots of good uses for it.

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Edited by ol' stonebreaker, June 09, 2016 - 10:35 PM.

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Posted June 09, 2016 - 11:13 PM

if the table lifts straight up you can make a adjustable stop at different heights.

something like the old railroad jacks used or a hi lift jack,



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Posted June 09, 2016 - 11:36 PM

I would be concerned about the lift table tipping out from under the mower.
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Posted June 10, 2016 - 04:22 AM

Great idea. I'd like to have something to get the tractors up. Much easier to work at.

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Posted June 10, 2016 - 05:20 AM

I would be concerned about the lift table tipping out from under the mower.

That's what I was just thinking. But it seems to be working.



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Posted June 10, 2016 - 06:33 AM

  I checked on the tipping and yes, if I lift hard enough it would tip but it's not easily done.

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Posted June 10, 2016 - 10:02 AM

That is a great idea Mike.  I may have to think about something like this to  use with my MC lift.



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Posted June 10, 2016 - 11:50 AM

I had to remove a broken stud in the crank of a Cub Cadet mower the other day.  I have an old overhead wagon hoist in front of the shop.  Hooked the chain hoist up, a chain around the front Axle ends at the wheel and stood it on it tail.  Hours later the clutch was back on and ready for the deck.  Nothing like working standing up.



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Posted June 10, 2016 - 08:48 PM

I checked on the tipping and yes, if I lift hard enough it would tip but it's not easily done.
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It's not from lifting that I would worry about. It would be like when you decide it would be cool to ride the grocery buggy across the parking lot and it kicks out from under you. I would get be a pair of small rubber wheel chocks and lock it in place at the end with the tractor on it.

I ran a heavy truck shop for ten plus years and I was held personally accountable for any accidents. Surprise OSHA inspections kept me on my toes. One of the other supervisors made the comment one day that "it couldn't have been that dangerous because no one got hurt". That did not go over well and I won an all expense paid trip to the regional OSHA office for a personal discussion. No offense, but I couldn't say I didn't think something wasn't easily done. It's a game of center of gravity, friction, lever arms and the normal force. I wouldn't play it. Especially when it's easily avoided.

I do like the design and I would like to have one myself. With wheel chocks.

I have a design in my head to use an upside down T(more like an upside down field goal) mounted to my cherry picker with slides like on boom wreckers that go under the wheels to lift tractors. I haven't worked out how to accommodate different front end widths and tire footprints at the same time. But that too may be a little sketchy for tipping.
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