Posted October 22, 2011 - 03:44 AM
Also, just how much force does the lift cylinder generate? The reason I'm asking is that I THINK I may have come up with a way to raise/lower the bar on my Sickle-Mo using the hydro lift.
It involves a series of pulleys mounted on the Sickle-Mo frame, and some wire rope. However, the attachment point on the Sickle-Mo will be right where the lift handle is bolted onto the Sickle-Mo, so it's going to take a pretty considerable force as that is so close to the pivot point and there will be 4' of bar outside of that.
I know that the Sickle-Mos for the large frames use the hydro lift, but it uses a series of levers/bell cranks, and they may have engineered in some mechanical advantage. My design just uses the existing cylinder and lift linkage, so there will be little, if any, mechanical advantage.
Posted October 22, 2011 - 04:53 AM
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Posted October 22, 2011 - 07:43 AM
That's exactly what I was looking for.
I'll be using an 18538 snowcaster.