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  1. #1
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    Finished building a hive lift for double hive pallets, so far it seems to work, have made a few design changes from original plans but it does work. I am using it on a trailer as you can see, the swivel is an axel from a 4by4 half ton the knuckle is made of two 1" bearings. And everything is manual leveling. Ian S i really like your machine but i have only 28 hives and only plan 100 or so , Thanks for all the help and emails Ian. Here it is
    lift1.jpg liftlevel.jpg

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    wow, nice job! Who needs to buy when you can build something like that! Do you know your max lift capacity?

    make up a video and post it on YouTube, Id like to see it in action. How do you level it?
    Ian Steppler >> Canadian Beekeeper's Blog
    www.stepplerfarms.com

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    Default Re: bee lift

    Beautiful! That is EXACTLY what I need! What is your reach? What dimensions are the steel? Share please?

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    Default Re: bee lift

    And do you know how much it will lift yet?

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    It reaches 14 feet, upright is 7" by1/4 round, boom is 2 by 4 by 1/4 square tubing and the outriggers are 4by4 square stock with 3by 3 inside. i havent really tested the lift yet did pick up 300 lb with it and it moved around very easily. I think the bearings are the key, main swivel is a rear axel from a 4by4 and the elbow is two one inch bearings moves very smooth but will drop 3" with that much weight on it. can't wait to really try it out.

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    Looks great mate! A video of it in action would be super!

    Ben

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