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Kimberly    Posted 03-08-2019 at 16:29:31 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Update on hoist.
  • I put two 2x4 on either side that sit on a pad that sits on the concrete slab. The 2x4s are wedged into place and then screwed and screwed to the pad. I tested and I don't think I could kick them out of place. I looked on Lowe's website for a 2x10 to add to the one there but they don't have any long enough for the span; the span is less than 18 feet but they don't have any 18 foots in stock. There would be an issue with transport as I don't have a truck. I use to have a friend that I could count on, he was a great resource as well as a friend as he was very knowledgeable. However, some drugie broke into his house and murdered him.

    It has been ascertained that the hoist can do the job. The question is on the mounting. I could see about getting a 2x10 that would span the width of the 2x4 and strengthen just that section; I can transport a 2x10x8' in my Buick. The bolts used for the hoist were grade 5; 7/16 (the actual holes were in mm) and the bolts for the additional board you see were grade 5 3/8. I had to use the extra board because I could not get to the bolts for the hoist.

    Jim    Posted 03-17-2019 at 07:12:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • In all honesty you didn't need the verticals. I'm 190 and it would easily hold me up swinging on it if I could still swing. If it is free when you begin the lift it will not even strain.

    JMOR    Posted 03-08-2019 at 17:58:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Update on hoist.
  • Don't trouble yourself any further. You are already well into overkill. You don't need to rig for lifting the whole tractor! Think of lifting a bag of feed. The linked ~3/16" rope rig did the job just fine. You should be sure to remove all necessary bolts (14) & break the gasket seal loose before trying to lift the cover.

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