Here is a little project I just completed on Friday. Still need to prep and paint, but it I'm impressed with how it works. I plan on using it to lift 500 lb heatpump units onto stands up to 7', looks like it should work like a charm.
Very nice looking lift. What keeps the forks from moving away from the frame? I guess weight on the forks keeps it from moving forward. Have you tried it out yet? How much weight can you put on it? We used to have a commercial bought one sort of like it to unload big cast iron steam valves,pop off valves , and water pressure reducers. I believe it was rated at 1500 lbs. Nice Job!David
cool. nice looking job, but have you given any thought to putting a couple x-braces on the back side..... wouldn't want it to lay over sideways with a load on it.....
just my $0.02. canadian$ at that :P
As far as testing I haven't gotten to far, lifted a 45 gallon drum of methanol with no problems so I guess we'll see what else it can do first. One of my "competitors" just rolled a 30 ton heat/cool unit off the back of a 5 ton truck onto the tarmac, to the tune of $28,000, he he he! So yes, I'll be careful not to damage my merchandise or my reputation.
Thanks for the reply's and your opinions guy's, that's why I posted.