Lifting the sidecar onto stands

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Lifting the sidecar onto stands

Unread postby Jeff » Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:33 am

Every time I try to lift the sidecar onto stands at home I almost always either hurt myself or damage something and it takes ages. How do people get them onto stands when you're home alone?

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Re: Lifting the sidecar onto stands

Unread postby Welsh Daph » Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:36 am

With difficulty Jeff! :D
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Unread postby Richard Rollings » Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:08 am

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Re: Lifting the sidecar onto stands

Unread postby teamradar » Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:48 am

I converted an old hospital bed with three upstands welded on. It has adjustable height and I can now unload from the coach straight on to it, wheel it into the garage, work on the outfit and then reload into the coach. The outfit does not need to even touch the ground!
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Re: Lifting the sidecar onto stands

Unread postby 666 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:03 pm

I have made an adjustable gantry on wheels with a cheap electric hoist which you can buy on eBay, it will lift in excess of 600kilo's and on one of my other benches i have another hoist and i just pull the s/cars up a pair of very long ramps. all single handed stuff.

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Unread postby Welsh Daph » Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:44 pm

Best get yourself down to St Vincent's then Jeff ;)
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Unread postby G JONES » Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:23 pm

We use a "scissor" type high lift pallet truck...
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Re: Lifting the sidecar onto stands

Unread postby Dave Mallon » Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:44 am

Hi Andy, do you have a photo of your bed stand it sounds very effective .

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Re: Lifting the sidecar onto stands

Unread postby DaveMac » Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:08 pm

I use a Block & tackle connected to the roof of my garage to lift the rear and once that's in place i lift the front onto the stands.

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Re: Lifting the sidecar onto stands

Unread postby Sideslip » Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:10 pm

I went to the gym.............
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Re: Lifting the sidecar onto stands

Unread postby autofetish » Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:00 pm

Dave Mallon wrote:Hi Andy, do you have a photo of your bed stand it sounds very effective .





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Re: Lifting the sidecar onto stands

Unread postby ChrisWells » Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:27 pm

Fast way is two people lifting and one inserting stands. My slow way was a portable folding 1 Ton engine crane with a air equipped hydraulic cylinder. I would roll two of the wheels up on some 2x4's, roll the crane legs under the sidecar, attach a couple of tie-downs (figuring out where to attach so it goes up and down level is the trickiest part), attach my mid-size compressor, squeeze the trigger to lift, insert stands, lower a bit and disconnect everything. Bought it from a discount farm supply company for around $200 GBP.
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Re: Lifting the sidecar onto stands

Unread postby Ecosse Lynx » Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:32 pm

Why not use some of these air inflatable jacks, you'd just have to sort out the pressure required for each of the three or four you use. I've not looked these up on the internet to see what the un-inflated hight is, or cost etc.

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Re: Lifting the sidecar onto stands

Unread postby craig hauxwell » Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:51 pm

I get someone else to do it :D :D

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Unread postby steve-e » Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:28 pm

Craig has the right idea :D
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