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MadMike

Rear Lift Shaft

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I forgot to measure the rod for rear lift implements this morning. Can anyone tell me the shaft diameter, thru hole diameter, and distance from shaft end to thru hole center. I will be at another plant today and they have a lot of steel rod laying around. My goal is to find the right size, cut to length, drill the thru hole, and then set it into a three gallon bucket of concrete. Tadaa!!! Big, ugly, but functional, Rear Counter Weight. Thanks in advance, Mike

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Mike I believe it's a 1" stock, after I rest from some snow plowing, I'll measure my rear weight for you.

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MadMike, The rough dimensions I got on the rear counter weight are as follows. The main bar which goes into the lift is a 1" steel stock 9.5" long and the pin is approximately 4.25" (a little less) from the end of the lift to the center. The 1" steel stock is welded to a 3" circular cylinder which is 3" round (I forgot to measure the length of that). Then there is a donut which sits on that cylinder which is inner diameter approx 3.5" x 7" outside and the donut is 4" thick. Hope this helps in your design.

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Thanks everyone for the dimensions (michaelg221) and the advice. I plan to do the three gallon bucket of cement tonight as I have this stuff around the house. I also plan to keep my eye on garage sales this summer for an old barbell set. I like the original counterweights but have yet to find one locally. The barbell set up will be nice and compact and easy to adjust weight on... and a heck of a lot better looking than a cement bucket :-). Mike

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