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Home Made Combine Lift Platform On Deere Combine
The combine lift platform on my Deere combine was relatively easy to make out of common scrap materials that most farmers have around the farm.
  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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2002 - Volume #26, Issue #3