Sourcing a Hydraulic Ram

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  2. MattH

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    You might be better off with an electric linear actuator.
     
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    Gareth0123 You'll need 16 pigs to do the job in one sitting!

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    The last three new hydraulic rams I have purchased for projects in my workshop have been from www,flowfitonline.com
     
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    Thanks all. Its a combo thing I think I need :-) I don't want it to be reliant on a power supply or airline it needs to be simple and self contained.

    That combo unit looks the solution I could modify to be foot operated or just leave it hand operated. Just need to work out the lifting power needed for the scissor action plus load. I have looked at the Felder units at a show, I want the functionality to help with my bad back but the price whilst a quality bit of kit is way to much for tinkerer such as me. Besides I can weld so I can make one :laughing:
     
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  7. stuvy

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    Would a portapack not be easy to use?
     
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    These guys list loads of options on hydraulic rams even individual components to build your own rams

    https://www.steerforth.co.uk/

    I think the easiest way for you to get what you want is to buy a cheap transmission jack from ebay. They come with the pedal already fitted but maybe a bit too long.

    Other option is an engine crane ram
     
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    upload_2019-4-9_22-13-6.jpeg £ 85 on amazon \ ebay have used them to make a lifting frames for small helicopters, then you can sell tubes ends & duck bill ram
     
  12. stuvy

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    Echooooooo???
     
  13. graffian

    graffian Seer unto the end of his beard

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    You will find a ram/pump very like that in some trolley jacks.
     
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    I have a Hi Lift pallet truck and that has a long stroke ram.
     
  15. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    I’ve got something that might be the ticket. Will take a photo.
     
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    What is it @Brad93 i am looking to make a log splitter too after messing my back up splitting logs
     
  17. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    I’ll get you a picture tomorrow
     
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    Scissor lift tables do come up cheap on the bay of thieves occasionally. Got this one really cheap,its rated at a ton with a turn table top, got it to use as a build table for a car project.

    It does actually go down completely flat to the floor, its got the powerpack stowed under it.

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  19. Anguz

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    What sort of length stroke and power you want? Got one that came out of an invalid/hospital patient crane
     
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    something substantial to split 12 inch rounds 10" long the splitter I picked up is rubbish a sealy job with a 8T bottle jack
     
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