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    Building a lift for an excavator?

    Does anyone here know of or have any experience with quads getting into an excavator? I'm interested in finding a blueprint or guide to get into one

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    I'd say it could be done, but it would be expensive, mainly because of the height of the machine. A Braun Swingaway lift concept would be a good starting point.

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    Quite a number of pictures and videos found using Google Image of "accessible farm equipment" which might be a good place to start.

    (KLD)

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    Southpaw,
    Regarding "... know of ... quads getting into an excavator?" - yes.

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    What do you mean by 'excavator'? JCB sells some skidsteers that have a side door which would make getting into them much easier than most skidsteers. Some of their models may use all hand controls, but am not sure about that. Check out youtube for videos.

    Aslo - http://www.agrability.org/ for ideas/assistance.


    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw View Post
    Does anyone here know of or have any experience with quads getting into an excavator? I'm interested in finding a blueprint or guide to get into one
    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.

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    In construction terms here's what are excavators: http://www.cat.com/en_US/products/ne...xcavators.html

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    About 1:10 in he shows a home made rig to get into a truck. Looks a bit on the sketchy side, but if you're planning on hopping in an excavator and doing some construction work, I suspect you've got the same mindset.

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