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Well I went to Princess Auto yesterday. Our Canadian version of Harbor Freight.
Only the Windsor store was having a wharehouse clearance sale.
I should have turned around right then and there.
Especially since the one and only item I went in there for was right by the front door.
So I started walking towards the wharehouse which is normally for employees only.
Well after picking up a halogen trouble light for $4.99 and a belt sander for $9.99, an auto darkening welding helmet for $39, I knew I was doomed so I headed back to the front of the store to get a cart.
Back to the wharehouse.
And there it was. I've wanted one of these since I saw Tabbs on that other site using one for working on his sleds in that 82 page thread.

Here's a link from Harbor Freight's site.
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Disp...temnumber=94121

Getting older and therefore less capable of crawling around on a cold garage floor without it affecting me for months later I knew I had to have it.
It normally sells for $499. It was on sale for $288 Cdn. WOW!!!
Even Harbor Freight sells it for $399 US. It is the air / hydraulic controlled model.
Needless to say, it followed me home.

Does anybody else use one of these?
Can't wait to get it home and set up. LOL.

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Way to go TB, Princess Auto is also one of my favourite places to buy stuff you'll never use or need but you buy it because it's cheap. :lol: I like it better than Canadian Tire now.
BTW will that lift work on snowmobiles?
 

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Yep. I've seen some guys build side arms to hold the skis up.
That can be built out of either steel or thick plywood.

Then with a chain hoist (have one of those already.) you can raise the sled to a comfortable working height and then use the hoist to raise the rear up to install studs for example.

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Boy that sure will be handy unit to have...... you will wonder how did I get by without this...



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Princess auto is addictive, always come home with a pile of crap I'll probably never use and wonder why I bought all this stuff :dazed:

Then the next time the process repeats itself and again, and again.... :p

Looks like you got a great deal on that lift, something I should be looking for as well!
 

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At a sale price like that, ya, I probably would have bought one too. TTabs has some great ideas.
 

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Thats neat. Can you take the wheel clamp off off the platform?
 

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Thats neat. Can you take the wheel clamp off off the platform?[/b]
Hi Dave

Yep. Actually, I can do even better.
I'm not even going to install it when I assemble it. LOL
It just bolts onto the top plate.
Anybody want to come over tomorrow and help me to unload the crate from my truck?
It's only slightly over 400lbs. :lookaround:

Guess not eh.

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So we got it all assembled now.
Involved bolting on 2 swivel casters and 2 non-swivel wheels. LOL

This thing works great.
Started pulling Cody's motor out.
The height adjustability factor is great for an old man's knees and back.
(Mine too. :lmao: :lmao: )
If any of you do much wrenching, this is the cat's meow.

The 3rd pic down is Cody trying to look as sad as he can because we need to tear his baby apart again. lol

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nice riggin. must be handy.

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Man, that thing looks awesome. I want one!
I wonder if my Princess Auto has them in stock and on sale...hmmm.

Is that all you have holding the skis up...a sheet of plywood?
 

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Is that all you have holding the skis up...a sheet of plywood?[/b]
Yep. It's a 3/4" piece of plywood.
It's very sturdy. I tried shaking the sled back and forth and it doesn't move.
I'll be working on some type of ski plates that I can lower down out of the way if I need to work on the front suspension. All in due time.
What I really like about this table is that the height is adjustable for any level that I would need.
Some lifts, it's either up or down.
I will be fastening the plywood down to the table later.
We were just anxious to use it for pulling Cody's motor.
The plywood that is on the entire length of the table is the lid from the packing crate.
I thought I could recycle that. It's protects the steel checker plate table top, paint and the studs.
I'll be using the bottom of the crate to cover the removable ride up ramp piece.

I really like the air over hydraulic lift option. You can pump it up with a foot lever, but I never even installed that. LOL.

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Jeff,

It would be great to fab some diamond plate outriggers for the skis that could fasten on to the table and just use a scissor or hydraulic jack to raise the fron tof the sled.
 

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Trailblazer: With your 'fleet' I can see that the unit will come in very handy. I agree with Thumbdoctor that a piece added on to each side would hold the skis and be more stable. I use plywood on my garage sled dolly so the carbide does not dig into the steel frame.

Glad your putting the lift table to work.
Now back to work and get that bruised engine ready to rumble.
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So we got it all assembled now.
Involved bolting on 2 swivel casters and 2 non-swivel wheels. LOL

This thing works great.
Started pulling Cody's motor out.
The height adjustability factor is great for an old man's knees and back.
(Mine too. :lmao: :lmao: )
If any of you do much wrenching, this is the cat's meow.

The 3rd pic down is Cody trying to look as sad as he can because we need to tear his baby apart again. lol

Jeff[/b]
Sorry to say Cody looked alot sadder than that when it happen
 

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Sorry to say Cody looked alot sadder than that when it happen[/b]

Hi Calvin (AKA Calbasa)

Welcome to the greatest Sledding Forum with the most knowledgeable people in the world.
As soon as I saw your User name I knew it had to be you. How appropriate. ROTFLMAO.
You'll have to do a search on here for a thread about how people came up with their Usernames.
There's a good story behind yours. :rolleyes:

And yes, Cody's face was definitely a lot sadder back when it happened.

Simon, that's what I was thinking about the outriggers. I'll have to include a ride up ramp to raise the skis about 6" and that'll have to be covered with probably teflon sheets so that the carbides will slide over it and not get caught. Aaaaahhh, it's going to be a great summer. Only to lead to a great winter. LOL.

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I just bought a 12x16 shed for my sled if i ever find one. I'm wiring it an then going to insulate so it will heat easy for the awsume winter we are going to have.
 

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I just bought a 12x16 shed for my sled if i ever find one. I'm wiring it an then going to insulate so it will heat easy for the awsume winter we are going to have.[/b]

Let me guess Calvin, you paid $200 for the shed. :whistling:
Congrats on the new dog house for you.
Make sure it has heat and a fridge for the cheese and kalbasa.

Speaking of that, I was talking to someone today that broke down in Timmins.
Sound familiar so far?
Their Y-Pipe bolts had come loose, lost some and another broke off in the block.
Well they were close to Mikey's and stopped in to get it fixed.
Got the job done eventually.
But guess how much it cost them.
Yep, you guessed it. $200. LMAO

Could be a pattern here.

Jeff
 
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