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#1 Cvans ONLINE  

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Posted June 13, 2017 - 06:58 PM

  Had to change the blades on the Simplicity the other day and couldn't use the ceiling hoist as there is no frame extending beyond the hood. So I had to use a jack and lots of wood blocks. Took a while to round things up and more time lift and block and repeat that 3 times to get high enough. Frustrating. 

  That's when I decided to build one of Kenny's lifts. Didn't need to put legs on it and I increased the size of the wheel openings a little to allow for the tires to drop in further. Now I can use the ceiling hoist or the loader to raise the tractor .  :dancingbanana:

Thanks Kenny!!!!!!!

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Edited by Cvans, June 13, 2017 - 07:03 PM.

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Posted June 13, 2017 - 08:04 PM

I just hope you are using safety stands with that. Looks like it works well


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Posted June 13, 2017 - 10:54 PM

When I'm under it the plane is to have a large jack stand under the two elevated tires.


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Posted June 14, 2017 - 03:44 AM

Kenny, you shoulda patterned it.
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Posted June 14, 2017 - 05:30 AM

Nice job Chris! Glad you could use that idea!


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Posted June 14, 2017 - 07:21 AM

Looks like it will work out well with your LT.  A block for the loader cylinder would suffice to hold it up.  A piece of angle iron over ram would do the trick.  My two GT's with decks do not have the clearance to go behind the front wheel as the deck sticks out the front to far.  I use a chain around the front axle right inside the wheel with an overhead wagon hoist and chain hoist set up.


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Posted June 14, 2017 - 08:32 AM

Someone could offer these in a bolt together kit and make some bucks!


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Posted June 14, 2017 - 08:38 AM

Kenny, you shoulda patterned it.

I think he stole the idea from a grain elevator. Our old one had a similar arrangement to lift the front end of trucks that didn't have dump beds to unload.


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Posted June 14, 2017 - 09:20 AM

I think he stole the idea from a grain elevator. Our old one had a similar arrangement to lift the front end of trucks that didn't have dump beds to unload.

I forgot all about those, Doug! But I remember seeing them as a sprout!


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Posted June 14, 2017 - 07:18 PM

Looks good Chris. I gotta build a couple sets. I plan on incorporating "pads" or "saddles" to set them on jackstands firmly. Thanks Kenny!

 

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Posted June 14, 2017 - 07:32 PM

I plan on incorporating "pads" or "saddles" to set them on jackstands firmly. Thanks Kenny!

 

I've been thinking about how to better support the lift when it is in the air. My big Jack stands have a notch in the top. I think I will weld a stub 1 1/2" pipe in the center on each end that can set in that notch. 

When building this the long angle irons were spread a little farther apart. Now when the wheels set in there the tires drop down in there far enough the the irons actually grab the tread. When I set the tractor down I have to step on the lift to get it to drop off the tires. Don't think there is much chance of it rolling out when elevated. 

Sure glad Kenny thought of this. Saving me a lot of hassle. 


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Posted June 16, 2017 - 11:03 PM

The neighbor lady drove her zero turn over today asked if I could help her get some wire out of the blades. Drove it over the new lift and raised the front end up and I couldn't believe what was under there. She had drove over the cable from a come-along. Had to use the zip wheel to cut it out. She was happy and the lift worked great. About a half hour latter she calls and says she ran over something again. I'm not making this up, when she over here I found a ratchet strap wound up in the blades. This time I was able to get it out with my pocket knife. No I didn't ask her where she was mowing. She thanked me and said she hoped this was the last time and it was. 

So the lift works perfect!  :thumbs:


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