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Old 10-16-2011, 04:19 PM   #21
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Twitch im def still keeping this idea alive problem isn't making a fully functioning lift, its making it sturdy and safe enough to put a tank on
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Old 10-16-2011, 04:23 PM   #22
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all its doing is going up and down out of a desk or table? easy money... have you checked into motorcycle lifts? cheap enough and could be housed inside a "stand" of some sort. stable smooth and most of the guess work done.
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Old 10-16-2011, 05:18 PM   #23
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2 of the areas for concern are buffered stops(both up and down, can't jerk to a stop) and failsafe... would need something in place to prevent it from falling during any mechanical/pressure loss
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Did they not do something similar to this on Tanked (the show)? For some reason, I want to say they built a tank that moved.
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Old 10-16-2011, 05:28 PM   #25
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electric over hydrologic. they have holding valves. mechanical locks. something to look at anyway. should be smooth enough operation that should work for your purpose.

depending on budget, should be easy enough to get the right one for what you need. there are also air operated lift tables that are rated for the weight. and stable too.
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Old 10-16-2011, 06:31 PM   #26
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haha yeah Tanked done something of the sort, but that show came out after the OP, so maybe Tanked copied his idea! haha good luck if you decide to persue this project tho, would be awesome for sure!
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Old 10-16-2011, 11:45 PM   #27
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You can pick up second hand industrial hydrolic tables very cheap, just pullout and use the hydraulics from that. Have done this for DIY hydraulic tables in my shed for working with heavy projects with great success. The hydraulics out of these kind of tables sound like they will work perfectly for what your trying to do......I could raise about 400kg nice and smooth
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:26 AM   #28
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What does 400kg translate to in pounds? Id LOVE to pull off this motorized stand idea with my 125.... that'd be amazing
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:29 AM   #29
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What does 400kg translate to in pounds? Id LOVE to pull off this motorized stand idea with my 125.... that'd be amazing
A lil more then 880 lbs
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Ud be maxing that thing out with just 125 gallons of water close to 1000 lbs
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