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Old 8th January 2018, 04:43 PM
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Thought Iíd test this out to see if it was going to work. Put 220kg on it and once it is propped and secured itís fairly solid. Have to use a jack to get it off the props for lowering but Iíll start with the wee fellas qr50.
Has anybody used one of these for anything over 200kg which is supposed to be limit?
Itís a bit high when down but used a ladder for a ramp, didnít really want to cut the feet off it.
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Old 8th January 2018, 05:05 PM
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I'd imagine the weight rating is just for the hydraulics. And that'll only fail on the way up which wouldn't be the end of the world. As long as you're not under it like Indiana Jones grabbing your hat!
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Old 8th January 2018, 05:18 PM
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The weight is too evenly spread. The weight of the bike is all on two very small points (or mostly one if it's on the centre stand), so you'd really want to just pile up the weight on those two points... and use at least 1.5X the weight of the bike to test the platform, preferably 2X.
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Old 8th January 2018, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Gixxer
The weight is too evenly spread. The weight of the bike is all on two very small points (or mostly one if it's on the centre stand), so you'd really want to just pile up the weight on those two points... and use at least 1.5X the weight of the bike to test the platform, preferably 2X.
Think it’s worth putting some chequer plate in those load areas.?
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Old 8th January 2018, 05:29 PM
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I see you have a wood pellet burner.
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Old 8th January 2018, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by generalisimo muldoon
I see you have a wood pellet burner.
Yeah over 12 years now and bar a couple of ignition plugs itís kept us all nice and toasty.
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Old 8th January 2018, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by woodsman
Think it’s worth putting some chequer plate in those load areas.?
It might be OK as is but I'd be looking at spreading the weight more evenly. Probably bolt some angle irons underneath.

If it's an ex hospital bed or something like that, the 'maximum weight' will likely be a lot less than the weight it's been tested to. It shouldn't have a problem with 250kg+.

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Old 8th January 2018, 05:48 PM
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Have you used it already? How low does the platform go or do you need a ramp to wheel the bike up onto the platform?
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Old 8th January 2018, 06:18 PM
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Yeah over 12 years now and bar a couple of ignition plugs itís kept us all nice and toasty.
Had one myself up until this year when the control panel burned up. A grand to replace it so we went with gas. The bike sits now where the old boiler was. I like the extra room but I miss tinkering with the old girl.

I had a 3 tonne silo for bulk pellet storage. Just sitting there now.
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Old 8th January 2018, 06:31 PM
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where do you get your pellets? we have one but it doesn't get much use. the oil / wood / coal is mostly what we do. Think it's around 25 euro for 5 15kg bags or so but not 100%
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Old 8th January 2018, 06:35 PM
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Carbery fuels in West Cork we're the cheapest for us. The bags are quite dear if you buy them for bulk use. Ä860 for 3 bulk tonnes was the last price I paid.

Sorry for the thread hijack.
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Originally Posted by SUGS
Have you used it already? How low does the platform go or do you need a ramp to wheel the bike up onto the platform?
Havenít yet except trial with expected weight. Platform lowered is 13 inches. Going to use a ladder I have with a couple of blocks. Ramp of some sort is needed. Cutting off the feet means lower work height and prob issues with the pedal for hydraulic.
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Old 8th January 2018, 06:52 PM
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Anybody got a chock thingy lying around I could fix on the bed ?
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Old 8th January 2018, 08:03 PM
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get an American hospital bed instead, 1/2 ton or Harley capacity
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Old 8th January 2018, 09:21 PM
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Originally Posted by generalisimo muldoon
Carbery fuels in West Cork we're the cheapest for us. The bags are quite dear if you buy them for bulk use. Ä860 for 3 bulk tonnes was the last price I paid.

Sorry for the thread hijack.
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& sorry for pellet talk
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Old 9th January 2018, 09:46 AM
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If your handy with a welder. Id narrow the top of the table its too wide as it is .id take off the wheels and make a change to the pedals to allow them to work closer to the ground.i sold a few of them before with a tilt top on it which would act as a ramp when loading and unloading but you would need a damper on each side to let the top level off slowly when the weight of the bike goes past the balance point. Ive another one at work I was thinking of pulling the hydraulic unit off and making a frame specific for bikes but haven't bothered yet
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Old 9th January 2018, 10:55 AM
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Have one for years now. Sheet of half inch ply on the top hasn't failed me yet. Bolt a bracket to the back with two holes in it. Two overlong bolts in one end of a plank so you can sit them into the fore mentioned holes, and you have a ramp that cant go anywhere. Don't forget to lock the brakes "ON" before you go loading a bike, or make sure nobody is taking a video of you at the time
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Old 9th January 2018, 01:23 PM
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HSE will be looking for them all back soon.
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Old 9th January 2018, 04:26 PM
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The load max could only be for the electric motor/actuators that are used on the beds originaly
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Old 9th January 2018, 05:53 PM
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Think Iíll just fire a 3/4Ē sheet of ply on top and keep the wheels as itís handy enough to be able to move it a small bit.
Will bolt on some tie down hooks but where should they be ideally? Front ones level with bars? Rear ones forward or behind tie down point?
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