1987 - Volume #11, Issue #2, Page #35[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Lay Down Lift"Makes mechanical work on trucks safer and easier," says Silas Hill, Howard, S. Dak., about his new powered back-saving "lay down" lift.
Mechanics stand on a platform at the base of unit, which rolls easily on castor wheels. An electric gear motor drives the screw activator to raise and lower platform and an air-over-hydraulic ram tilts the platform in and out. Fingertip controls at the upper end of platform let mechanic easily control it without interrupting flow of work.
Unit requires a 110-volt outlet and a 100 to 150 psi air line. "We used air-over-hydraulics because it's the smoothest way to move the platform. Moves quiet and steady," points out Hill, who sells the unit factory direct for $1,300. In the raised position it'll clear 57 in., high enough to work on all pickups and most 2-ton grain trucks. He plans to introduce a higher-lifting model for semi-trucks in the future.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Hill Tool Die & Machine, Howard, S. Dak. 57349 (ph 605 772-4268).
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