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What would you guess (a lifting pic)

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by dons, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. dons

    dons LawnSite Member
    Posts: 32

    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?

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  2. NHMan

    NHMan LawnSite Member
    from USA
    Posts: 52

    #1,500 max
     
  3. Turf Professionals Inc.

    Turf Professionals Inc. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 131

    I am going to guess 65% of the overall truck weight.
     
  4. Duramax8832

    Duramax8832 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 147

    I know for sure my 185 will lift 2,000lb pallets of wood pellets..That is pretty much it though..Hope this helps.
     
  5. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Germany
    Posts: 1,891

    You said it's at breakout on lift and tilt -- meaning it can't curl further or lift higher?
     
  6. Construct'O

    Construct'O LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Sw Iowa
    Posts: 1,387

    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.
     
  7. dons

    dons LawnSite Member
    Posts: 32

    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:
     
  8. cat2

    cat2 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Mi
    Posts: 891

    I'll bring my Deere 317 and see how that does.
     
  9. dons

    dons LawnSite Member
    Posts: 32

    Cat...Yeah, I know, believe me I know.....:)
     
  10. cat2

    cat2 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Mi
    Posts: 891

    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.
     

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