2002 - Volume #26, Issue #3, Page #36[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Home Made Combine Lift Platform On Deere Combine
It lifts the operator from ground level to the top of the combine ladder. The platform is raised and lowered by a steel cable that runs through a pulley to a 2-way hydraulic cylinder. A common 2-way valve controls movement. The hydraulics are run by an electric hydraulic pump powered by a 12-volt battery.
The lift mast consists of two uprights made from angle iron. Rollers on the lift platform fit right up against the uprights. A stabilizer-safety bar runs from the platform to the lift mast.
Once I had it together, I welded the entire assembly to the side of the combine. (Einar Oftedal, 3541 265th Ave., Cottonwood, Minn. 56229 ph 507 423-6481)
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