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#1 Phluphy OFFLINE  

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Posted July 17, 2016 - 08:45 PM

Recently picked up one of HF's ATV/Mower lifts. Works great, however it's a tad cumbersome to move about the shop unless it's tipped back on its wheels and literally man-handled around the floor. Only solution I can see is a couple of swivel mounted wheels on the front that could be dropped/levered down, lift moved and wheels retracted.. This would be to move only the lift, not tractor and all. Only have to raise front of lift frame about an inch. 

Any suggestions? That is, if I have explained the problem clear enough.

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Posted July 17, 2016 - 08:56 PM

I think you described what you want to do clearly enough, but pictures of the lift you want to modify would likely help. 

 

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Posted July 17, 2016 - 09:07 PM

In our warehouse we have a huge mobile staircase to access one or two boxes on high shelves.  That portable stairs has wheels that collapse when you actually climb on it.  Once all load is off you step on a bar and the wheels drop - slightly lifting the stairs so it rolls. 

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Posted July 18, 2016 - 03:59 AM

I have seen small step stool like apparatuses that have  wheels with a spring on the shaft.

Without a load, the wheel is able to lift the stool enough for the feet of the stool to clear the floor. When you step on it, the springs compress and the stool feet support the weight.

 

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Posted July 18, 2016 - 05:21 AM

I  was going to suggest casters that are like what's on my Belsaw planer , 2 are fixed and the two swivel ones have a threaded stem you screw them down when you need to move it then the other way to make a firm stand . But I'm sure there are many different ones that are for mobile bases that would work for you



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Posted July 18, 2016 - 06:21 AM

The picture KC9 shows is like what is on the mobile stairs at a truck stop for cleaning windshields on semi's and large motorhomes.  I use one of those almost daily.  

Just another place to look for ideas.  :thumbs:



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Posted July 18, 2016 - 05:51 PM

The photo that I attached came from The Home Depot web site.






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