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Testin Articulation....?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by RustBuket, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. RustBuket

    RustBuket 1/2 ton status

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    Ok, so now that I've borrowed an engine hoist and everything to redo my engine I remembered seeing a pic of an engine hoist hooked to a rear axle to test flex. I was just wondering if I could do this to my stock blazer or if I'd break it cause its not mine! /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  2. big83chevy4x4

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    i bent the legs on mine picking up my s10. it had the motor (2.5L) sitting in the back thought.
     
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    What if I set it to two tons? What is that like 4000 lbs? It couldn't be that much on one corner? 5000lbs/4 = 1250lbs plus or minus however much because of not even weight transfer but I imagine the front would be heavier anyways.... /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    the ram was fine, but the legs is what was bent.

    2 tons is 4000 lbs
     
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    One would think that they would rate it to the machine's total capacity not the ram's capacity...... because I know those rams can lift a hell of alot on their own.
     
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    willyswanter 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I used my 2 ton set in the 1.5 ton position to lift my truck, and my truck weighs in over 8k pounds...

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    i have that same cherry picker and my legs are bent right at the second pin. the legs are 2.75 16guage. maybe yours are thicker. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Willy-san, how did you hook the cherry picker to the axle? Looks like chain is attached to the outside of the tire... you didn't hork onto a lug nut did you?

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    If you look close at the pic you can see the chain looped around the tire /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  10. willyswanter

    willyswanter 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Lol, yeah I lifted it all up off one lug nut /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif

    No, I ran a chain around the top of the axle tube then down under the tire up to the cherry picker hook.

    The legs on my picker are at least 3/16-1/4"...
     
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    Whew. I guess I need new glasses /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

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