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Electric-Over-Hydraulic Lift Modified For Use A Service Lift
  Don Nelson, Hildreth, Neb.: I bought a used electric-over-hydraulic lift from a local machine shop for $650 and modified it for use as a service lift, which I use when working on my 3 Grasshopper riding mowers. The lift came with a 2 by 4-ft. top plate, and to make it big enough for the mowers I welded 39 in. of material on each end and 10 in. on each side. I used 1-in. sq. tubing to build a frame for the enlarged table and welded it onto the lifts original 2 by 4 base frame.
  I have a sideline business mowing cemeteries, town yards and country yards so I use this lift a lot to do general service work on the mowers. To operate the lift I just plug in the cord and step on a pedal. Its rated at 1,500 lbs. but has no problem lifting my mowers, which weigh 1,620 lbs. each.

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2015 - Volume #39, Issue #3