New portable lift

Discussion in 'Camping & Outdoor Gear' started by bjowett, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. bjowett

    bjowett

    Messages:
    3,698
    Likes Received:
    1,412
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2002
    Location:
    Western Massachusetts
    Definetly a tool one could love... pneumatic in operation, just pop on the air hose and hit the lever. 120psi pushed the front of the tow rig right up off the ground quickly. Oh so nice... the best part, it came to me free via a friend of my father in law. Yes, there are jack stands hiding underneath behind those tires.


    [​IMG]
     
  2. e9999

    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

    Messages:
    16,632
    Likes Received:
    520
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2003
    Location:
    US
    great, too bad I can't see a thing on this photo! :D


    edit: aaaah, much better now!
     
  3. alia176

    alia176

    Messages:
    10,647
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1,011
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2003
    Location:
    Tijeras, NM
    Is the whole thing one giant air ram?
     
  4. zebrabeefj40

    zebrabeefj40

    Messages:
    3,308
    Likes Received:
    126
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Location:
    Pepperell MA
    Those jacks are definitely SWEET! Then when you get one for that price you've done even better!
     
  5. e9999

    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

    Messages:
    16,632
    Likes Received:
    520
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2003
    Location:
    US
    wondering about how powerful this is, though.
    Say the piston is 3" across (big!). That's about 7 square inches. At 120 psi, that will only give you 840 lbs of lift.... Not much for a cruiser... Btw, what kinda cruiser is that in the photo? :D

    sure is neat though...
     
  6. bjowett

    bjowett

    Messages:
    3,698
    Likes Received:
    1,412
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2002
    Location:
    Western Massachusetts
    The whole upper tube is the is the cylinder, and it rises off the piston, which is stationary. The inner diameter is about 6"....

    Not a cruiser, but does an excellent job towing them home! :D
     
  7. e9999

    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

    Messages:
    16,632
    Likes Received:
    520
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2003
    Location:
    US

    ah, 3400 lbs then, better...
    you checked to make sure this thing is safe, right?
     
  8. bjowett

    bjowett

    Messages:
    3,698
    Likes Received:
    1,412
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2002
    Location:
    Western Massachusetts
    The unit has no weight rating on the remaining stickers... though I must say it is quite stout in the way it is constructed. I found one on ebay that is of the same manufacturer and looks pretty much the same, it is rated at 7000 pounds. It has a ratcheting mechanism that locks the unit in place once you have reached the desired height. You can then remove the air hose and go about your business with whatever else needs air power to run.

    Sold for only $350... pick up only.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4558108358&category=63697
     
  9. dd113

    dd113

    Messages:
    2,922
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2003
    That sounds liek the one I have. I have yet to find a truck it cannot lift and it has a cool lock off feature. It dates from the early '60s.
     
  10. firetruck41

    firetruck41

    Messages:
    5,732
    Likes Received:
    32
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2003
    Location:
    Camas, WA USA
    Cool, but it just looks like a dangerous design, looks like it's been around a while, so I suppose it's proven itself. :)
     
  11. honk

    honk

    Messages:
    3,413
    Media:
    10
    Likes Received:
    368
    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2004
    Location:
    PNW
    If it was surplused by the vehicle maintenance facility in Oakland it's near death - probably bleeds down overnight. Good locking system on all Gray (brand name) lifts so even if it does bleed off it won't drop. The company is still making them so parts to overhaul the ram should be available.
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.