Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tractors Can Fly

So I got my lawn tractor in from the material storage shed. I need to do an oil and filter change and change the blades. I figured it would be a good chance to check out the operation of the hoist. I bought this tractor 7 years ago. At 26 HP it was Sears largest tractor at the time, the weight comes in between 550 and 600 lbs and the 54" cutting deck is at least another 125 lbs. At around 700 lbs, it is just a little over 1/3 the capacity of the hoist.

I was a little concerned about the height capacity. In the pictures the tractor is 2'4'' off the floor just enough to back my truck under it for loading and I could shorten the straps almost another foot as well.

The tractor raised easy, and the trolley rolled easy and smoothly, with the tractor raised. Here's a couple of pictures.