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    Raise lower hydraulic press bed?

    Looking for ideas for a simple mechanism to raise lower the bed on my hydraulic press(s).
    Any suggestions?
    TIA, Ken

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    I took a small hand winch and mounted it to the top of the press. Single cable run through the drum until it is equal length at both ends. Pulleys from an old boat steering system mounted on the corners of the press. Easy to lift and lower the bed now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleykin View Post
    I took a small hand winch and mounted it to the top of the press. Single cable run through the drum until it is equal length at both ends. Pulleys from an old boat steering system mounted on the corners of the press. Easy to lift and lower the bed now.
    What slykin said is best solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katy View Post
    Looking for ideas for a simple mechanism to raise lower the bed on my hydraulic press(s).
    Any suggestions?
    TIA, Ken
    Please would be nice.

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    Good idea, thanks.

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    Raise lower hydraulic press bed?-20191012_172546.jpgRaise lower hydraulic press bed?-20191012_172600.jpg Finally figured out how to get files from phone to computer since google drive screwed up their photo backup system.

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    I did as the others have said, using a hand cranked boat winch, except I mounted my winch on the side of the press attached to the table, with one cable going up to a pulley and back down to the table, and the other cable going up, across, and down to the table on the other side. that keeps the winch down at the table level. Of course, now that I am thinking about it, an electric winch would be a neat way to go...........

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    To me, the reduction in a boat winch exceeds practicality. A large press bed is couple hundred pounds, somewhat less than a small boat.
    The useful features are the anti-reverse ratchet, and drum diameter. I'd incorporate useful parts into a single purpose winch, minus so much handle action for small range of movement needed.
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    Why raising the bed? Why not lower the hydraulic cylinder? I got tired of not only raising the bed, but also finding packing to handle long items. So I installed a piece of threaded rod to provide height adjustment, and never looked back.
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