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Old 10-18-2011, 12:32 AM   #31
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Yeah that's the tricky part...and in doing this, id want to do overkill in the running gear so as to make sure im not stressing anything
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:37 AM   #32
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Id imagine the easiest way to deal with the weight issue after 1000 lbs is either go industrial with the lift or use a counterweight system so ur lift doesn't have to pick up the entire load
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:38 AM   #33
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U could essentially rig up counterweight to the point that u could just lift the tank with a pinky given its done perfectly...have to have a **** of a floor though lol
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See this is where hydraulic lifts come into play...1000 lbs is nothing to lift for a hydraulic system
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True I couldn't even imagine the first steps of getting this project started ill let someone else be the first on this one lol
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Old 10-18-2011, 01:12 AM   #36
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If you can find a hydraulic table(or similar), really should not be too hard. Just design the whole thing around the hydraulics. The table frame i made was welded together, just a wood top

No need for counter weights, the hydraulics is way strong enough. Even though it was lifting 400kg (800-900pounds) It did this with ease and could definatley lift more.

If you cant find any second hand hydraulic tables you could always settle for a electric hydraulic scissor lift.

Here is one i found on ebay for you, just to give you an idea

1,000 POUND SOUTHWORTH® HYDRAULIC LIFT TABLE | eBay

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If I did go ahead with this idea, there'd be 3 stipulations..
1. The "stand" would have to blend in with the room when the tank is hidden.
2. Must be on a solid concrete floor...I don't care how well built a wooden floor is, even the slightest movement could destroy everything while the tank raises/lowers.
3. It would have to be atleast a 125... what's the sense of doing this crazy amazing stand setup on a small tank?
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