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Old 09-27-2017, 08:53 PM
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I gotta wonder why someone would want to hoist up a beer keg,
usually they roll them, use a hand truck etc...till I saw this picture....
It's difficult for some of the female brewery employees to stack the full kegs three high by hand. The keg lifter allows any employee to stack the kegs. Equality in the work place.
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Old 09-27-2017, 09:08 PM
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It's difficult for some of the female brewery employees to stack the full kegs three high by hand. The keg lifter allows any employee to stack the kegs. Equality in the work place.


I have two of that brand lifts at work that we use to lift ibeams into place in remodel jobs. I guess they customized the keg lifting attachment!


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Old 09-27-2017, 09:16 PM
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I have two of that brand lifts at work that we use to lift ibeams into place in remodel jobs. I guess they customized the keg lifting attachment!


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That's interesting... I was trying to figure out other uses for the lift, too.
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Old 09-27-2017, 09:18 PM
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In regards to stripping the coating off the cable. Start about the 3 min mark.

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It's difficult for some of the female brewery employees to stack the full kegs three high by hand. The keg lifter allows any employee to stack the kegs. Equality in the work place.
Lay down the standard hand truck, apply qty (3) kegs, tip up hand truck.
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Old 09-28-2017, 09:17 AM
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That's interesting... I was trying to figure out other uses for the lift, too.


I made a 12' vertical extension for mine once to help set a 50' flag pole on the end of a dock once. Made it so could hook it far enough up on the pole so I could hold it straight up and lower it into the setting pipe attached to the dock previously. Was a pretty good site to see, but had the top about 25' tall.
At least no one got wet that day unintentionally.


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Old 09-28-2017, 04:05 PM
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Lay down the standard hand truck, apply qty (3) kegs, tip up hand truck.
Okay... let's see the video.
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Old 10-09-2017, 02:51 AM
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As per your request... here is the method I ended up using to secure the cable to the traveler.

Two bolts secure the lifter to the traveler. The top bolt has a hole drilled to allow the cable to pass through. The cable end is then secured to the channel of the lift mechanism by passing through three holes, as shown in photo... I added the cable clamp for backup safety. The second bolt supplies a secondary attachment of the keg grabber to the traveler.

Third photo shows the drill used to speed up operation of the winch.

I had to re-engineer the winch in order to bring it up to my standards. It is a cheap product from China via HF, so it will be interesting to see how long it lasts. I first removed 1.5" of width from the middle of the winch to reduce the spool size. In so doing I noticed that the spool was not securely attached to the spindle, so I welded it together. Also, the worm drive barely made contact with the larger spool gear, so I had to file the worm bracket support holes to raise the worm, so it now makes full contact with the spool gear teeth. Also, discovered that if one winds the cable on the wrong side of the spool, the shear pin between the worm shaft and the worm retracts from the worm, inviting failure.

Advantage in using the worm drive winch is that it has built-in braking that holds the load when not winching, but is terribly slow, which necessitated using the drill to speed things up.
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