View Full Version : What would you guess (a lifting pic)

09-02-2007, 10:33 PM
This is my S185 picking up our truck, it's at breakout on both tilt and lift in the picture.

The truck is an 05' F150 V8 (4.6) and even though I haven't weighed it (yet) I'm pretty sure it would come in around 5400lbs as it sits with the rack. (Has a curb weight of 4840)

This is about as scientific as predicting next years weather on a given date, but it's fun..lol

What would you guess my machine is lifting here :weightlifter: ? 2000-2500-3000 lbs?


09-03-2007, 01:21 AM
#1,500 max

Turf Professionals Inc.
09-03-2007, 08:30 AM
I am going to guess 65% of the overall truck weight.

09-03-2007, 10:03 AM
I know for sure my 185 will lift 2,000lb pallets of wood pellets..That is pretty much it though..Hope this helps.

09-03-2007, 12:42 PM
You said it's at breakout on lift and tilt -- meaning it can't curl further or lift higher?

09-03-2007, 01:20 PM
I see that you have tracks on your machine,so did the hydraulics stall at that height?The machine sure didn't show tipping unless you didn't go that far?

As by the picture pickup looks to be setting on a downhill slope,so as you go up some of the weight would be transfered to the rear.You are picking up the heavy end for sure.

09-03-2007, 01:46 PM
Hey Tiger, yes, that's all she has for curl and lift at 2800 rpm.

I think stall would be the better term as Construct'O mentioned.

It's at hydraulic stall for both curl and lift in the picture.

Hope everyone here is enjoying their Labor Day :waving:

09-03-2007, 08:26 PM
I'll bring my Deere 317 and see how that does.

09-03-2007, 09:48 PM
Cat...Yeah, I know, believe me I know.....:)

09-11-2007, 09:19 PM
I wonder if my s-160 would lift it any higher. On the s-185 the back end is not light it just doesn't have the boom power to lift it any higher. Now on my s-160 it has a lot more boom power than the 185 because it is a raduis lift. If the back end would stay down I think I could lift it. I have the counter weight, and would make sure the fuel tank was right full.

09-14-2007, 09:21 AM
Now on my s-160 it has a lot more boom power than the 185 because it is a raduis lift.

Vertical lift machines are rated higher than radius because they lift more. That S160 is basically a S185 with radius arms, but it is a S160 because it has a rated operating capacity of 1600 pounds. The S185 is a S185 because it is rated at 1850 pounds. Basically the only difference between the 150/160 and the 175/185 is the arms; the radius machines are rated lower than the vertical machines.