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2-Post Lift Used As Workbench
I work on commercial grade push mowers, sod cutters, rear tine rototillers, generators, and so forth that are too heavy to lift by myself onto a work bench. Its uncomfortable to work on these machines while kneeling or laying on the floor, so I made a wooden platform that rides up or down on a 2-post electric-hydraulic car lift. It lifts the machines to a comfortable work height, says C.J. Bunce, Perry, Kansas.
He bolted a 4 by 8 sheet of 3/4-in. thick plywood to a pair of 2 by 4s on edge. He attached 2 push mower wheels to one end of the plywood, and a couple of fold-down metal handles purchased at Home Depot to the other end so he can easily move the platform around.
I just wheel it over and set it on the lifts arms, which are about 4 in. off the floor, says Bunce. A pair of small wooden blocks serve as a drive-on ramp. I use a remote control to raise the lift to a comfortable standing work height.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, C.J. Bunce, 14961 U.S. Hwy. 24, Perry, Kansas 66073 (ph 785 393-3933; cjbowmaster@embarqmail.com).

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2020 - Volume #44, Issue #2