Painter D: Good design, but looks a little flimsy. I'd go with thicker, stronger steel
when making mine. And although I thought of the winch idea initially, I'm
changing my design to using a screw jack instead, so I can use my drill to
lift it and save on buying the winch. I will be making some type of locking
mechanism for safety reasons also. Thanks for the vid!
Robert: To those who wants to build one like this.
Great job on this project. I would recommend minimum moving parts for
safety if others are thinking of building one. To do this, build a table
and a ramp out of wood. To save space, the legs of the table and the ramp
can be detachable. Legs shouldn't be detachable if you're new to carpentry.
Use the winch to pull the vehicle up. If it is a low-riding vehicle, use a
"see saw ramp" with a winch attached. A manual worm screw winch or a hoist
has auto stop can prevent free runs. I believe hoist is safer, but cost
more. Build so bottom of your machine is accessible thru the use of 8x2
Robert: Grade 8 bolt is strongest for your safety. They often come in yellow.
Hinges under the plywood deck is a plus for safety.
Robert: Someone mentioned you could increase power by adding a pulley at the table
end. I 'd also recommend a way to lock so it won't collapse.I'm thinking a
detachable "V" bar on the rear of the platform at an incline angle.
popingamat: glad you like it.
Motofixxer: Yea, looks a lil scary. I'm all for building stuff. But there is safety to
consider too. Just check out Complete Hydraulics for some very decent price
and quality lifts for around $700.
John Varish: good job, been thinking about one of these myself. i was going to take the
easy way out and buy one but after watching your vid i'm gonna have to
MrRoberoni117: Hey man nice work! WHen you work out all the bugs you should upload another
video. Maybe paint it up and stencil on some logos like 'Ariens' or 'JD'.
Cheers bud. Rob
Don Catherman: good job bud a little refinen ul be good to go
mengle2004: Nice design.
pioboy97: thats cool man but i don't understand the need of lifting the mower where u
can't get under the deck or take the wheels off. i would take the middle
part out and put some cross bars in so u can get under the deck with out
taking the deck off, but its cool and believe it or not it works
rockethead555: "it is what it is" mm ..ok tighten the bolts man, do that first.. good
khmer4real: Great job bud! You just saved me my a whole pay cheque. I had something
like this in mind, but never had time. After watching this vid, I think I'm
gonna go to the hardware store this weekend and grab some metal beam and
weld me one. Good job again thanks for the upload.. :)
John Byrne: great job man, A little rough but that’s inventing for you, a lot to work
out first time round but next time you know how to improve it, well done, I
think I will give it a go myself thanks for the post
local378: Dude thats great would I reach under it, no but it does the job. You might
think about putting bigger pins instead of bolts over time that looks like
heyscuba: "I was just dieing to see if this worked,..." yeah, you almost died,....
dude,... finish the job before you test it,...WTF,...! "Mommy,... daddy
crushed himself and a BudLight under that thingy he was building,..."
Barry Green: great job...you thought outside the box... had to have saved some money too
popingamat: great job it would be good if you could make platforms for the wheels to
sit in and have the bottom open to work on the blades or remoce the deck.
Ted Bryer: wow
718mattmatt: this is awesome i give you a thumbs up and great job
WolverinePride97: Upload a update video. I need to build one.
duranate: i added some rear supports so it doesn't squat anymore before it starts to
come up ( look at the rear at 1:59 to see it squat in the rear). i also
added larger diameter bolts washers and tightened everything up as well as
mounted the winch with all the hardware. it works better now. I have been
using it several times a day and i really like it.
popingamat: look at the mojack mower lifts for more ideas
Ray Wall: I like the winch idea if you put a pulley at table and run winch cable thru
and back to winch location this will give you more lift power and at
alittle slower speed Great job on the lift table
grateweb: This is every man's dream. A welder, BUD LIGHT and a lot of time on your
TheStompin55: That is absolutely inspirational! I've been thinking of just lifting the
front or back of my machines when they need service, but this is much
better! Like gymshorts55248 said, putting a snatch block on the table and
bringing the hook back to the winch area would ease the strain on the
winch. Half speed of course but easier. If you had it cutout in the middle
you could get at the bottom a little easier. Congrats!!
Tiquila1: stop being so criticle on yourself and your invention !! I think it is a
wonderful idea. suggestion if i may, have changeable platforms so you can
work under mower deck? runner decks just under tires. keep confidence. good
luck paton it if possible!!
Tim R: Works good i think for mowers.
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