Finally got the lift done. Cost more than what I estimated and took 5 extra trips to town, but I like how it turned out. This is the tractor when I got it. You can see the Case steps that my friend replaced the originals with, that helped him for a couple of years. He also built the wood step that hangs on the loader frame to help as well.
The material pile before I started.
Started by lining the main frame channels with UHMW plastic as a wear surface. The channels are 4' long.
Made the lift frame from 2x2x3/16" tube 3'long.
Next I put together the outer frame. Used 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 3/16" angle to hold the channels. Put 1/2" washers for spacers to keep it apart far enough to slide easy.
Bolted 2 3x4x1/4" angles to the bottom of the loader frame.
3" channel welded to the angles and main channels with a channel cross as well.
A 1/2" plate to mount the winch and a tab to hook the cable to and the main is done. Just a little paint and I'm 1/2 done, sort of. LOL
First mounting to see if it still fits. lol then fab the platform.
The platform is made from more of the 1 1/2 angle and 1" x 7 ga. unflattened expanded. the railing is 1 1/2" pipe.
Turned the outside and rear angles down so he wouldn't trip getting on and off. The front and inner angles turned up as a kick plate to keep him from getting pinched.
A piece of 1/2" to hook the pulley to and a 1/4" gusset that I forgot to get a pick of. The Gusset capped the end of the tubes and went up about 6" to help carry the platform and brace the 1/2".
Re: Finally finnished the handicap lift. pics. in reply to jon f mn, 06-05-2013 22:19:41
NICE! Having s loader to attach to was really handy. Without it,would have been more complicated. Two things.... I would be looking to attach the top of the vertical column to the loader frame, and where the platform attaches to the sliding member - you may want to beef that up even more, looks like a weak area to me. Time will tell. Thanks for sharing. Looks like lots of thought and work put into it. Nice craftmanship.
Re: Finally finnished the handicap lift. pics. in reply to RayP(MI), 06-06-2013 02:26:29
Can't attach to the top loader frame, he wants to be able to take the loader off and keep the lift. But I'm confident it's strong enough as is. If I could I would have attached to the upper frame. The bottom didn't show the gussets that I put on, I forgot to take pics of that part. I'm not used to stopping to take pics in the middle of a job yet. Some of the gusseting shows in this pic. This post was edited by jon f mn at 20:21:11 06/06/13.
Re: Finally finnished the handicap lift. pics. in reply to jon f mn, 06-06-2013 20:12:00
Please don't take my comments as criticism. Really a nice job, am sure it will serve the purpose. Some days I could use one of those - like today, loading hay single handedly. Must have been off and on that tractor fifty times!
Re: Finally finnished the handicap lift. pics. in reply to RayP(MI), 06-09-2013 18:48:18
Not at all, I always like to here what others think. Sometimes I have a reason for what I do and can explain it, and sometimes I miss something too. I've found that there are as many ways of doing jobs like this as there are people to do them.
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