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Old 11-28-2019, 05:12 PM
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I have 2 scissor lifts ,an inside unit and an outside unit.
They are handy to have,we use them for everything,tree work,building work,i use the outside unit when i need to pressure wash the roofs of the buses i flip,just drive around and do my thing.

I do have people that ask to borrow them,nope,can't do that,but other than that its a valuable tool.
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Old 11-28-2019, 06:30 PM
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Thanks Randy for the info.

I am supposed to go tomorrow afternoon to say yay or nay on the unit.

At 4k and running it was a good deal. There is nearly no room at all to work on it so will have to become good at working in tight spots.

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Old 11-28-2019, 07:30 PM
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I don't know what you have on hand. But, here is couple lifesavers for such jobs
https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...2174_200012174 https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...5758_200665758
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Old 11-28-2019, 07:48 PM
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I don't know what you have on hand. But, here is couple lifesavers for such jobs
https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...2174_200012174 https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...5758_200665758
Those are for sure a needed thing.

I have a few different sets. Not sure what I go up to. I have both open and closed as well as flare type crows feet.

it is going to be interesting for sure.
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Old 12-14-2019, 05:24 PM
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So, today I went and cleaned all nearly all the leaves and old twigs and such out of where I could with the air gun and a mixture of Dawn and water on the spray gun being careful not to spray electrical anything.

Because this unit has to have hydraulic pressure to work anything I have been looking at buying some biodegradable hydraulic oil.

there are 3 or 4 that I have found..

Renewable lubricants: http://renewablelube.com/store/index...product_id=193

Bioblend: https://www.bioblend.com/pages/product-data-sheets

Amsoil: https://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-produ...ic-oil-iso-46/

Condat: https://www.condatcorp.com/product/b...raulic-fluids/

Lubricant engineers: https://products.lelubricants.com/vi...aulic-oil-6603

Anyhow, I want to buy something reasonable but better for the yard.

this thing is going to take a little bit to fix and to figure out and would hate dealing with oils and such being spilt on the ground.

I also recently ordered some oil eating bacteria to help with spills all ready in place.

Any feedback would be helpful. I might post this as it's own thread so it gets seen more.
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Old 12-14-2019, 07:31 PM
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Hopefully Ron will chime in. He just helped me with some Hydraulic oil questions, and educated me on why I cannot use the hydraulic oil we have in the shop already. He will probably want to know what type is in the lift now, if you have any idea.


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Old 12-15-2019, 12:03 AM
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Honestly, I would hold off on Hug A Tree oil. I understand your desire to not turn the homestead into the berth of the "Exxon Valdez". But, keep things in context regarding potential issues. Other than drive motors on the lift we are talking very short cycle times. Which means most leaks will be very small and rectified with a dixie cup full of floor dry. Start by fixing the major culprits as far as leakage. Assess actual volume to be handled and go forward from there. I guarantee "Green Oil" is going to be Hellish expensive and probably require you to flush and purge your whole system to actually accomplish your desired goal. Hopefully Ron will weigh in on this as he is the GURU on all chemical lube issues. But, after close to 30 years working with fluid power equipment. I think I'm at least on the right page on this.
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Old 12-15-2019, 01:27 AM
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I would PM our resident Petroleum Chemist (I think that is what he prefers to be called... ) keeping in mind he is busy with a visiting submariner at the moment.

As mentioned by WT, I wouldn't be adverse to using commonly available hydraulic fluid that is specified. As you have the desire to be environmentally conscious, a minor leak or thrice will be quickly managed by you and that is a good thing.

We had our street repaved about 5 years ago. The refuse collector truck proceeded to leave an amount of hydraulic oil the next collection day. I was sure to promptly bring this to management's attention...
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Old 12-15-2019, 03:04 AM
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Because this unit has to have hydraulic pressure to work anything I have
been looking at buying some biodegradable hydraulic oil.

I also recently ordered some oil eating bacteria to help with spills all ready in place.
1. Don't do it you will be sorry...
2. Thanks for the laugh! Oil eating bacteria... Yeah it the same bacteria and
fungi and mold that are already in your soil. But hey waste your money!!!
3. Remember Oil came out of the ground and it is organic.

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Honestly, I would hold off on Hug A Tree oil. I understand your desire to not turn the homestead into the berth of the "Exxon Valdez". But, keep things in context regarding potential issues. Other than drive motors on the lift we are talking very short cycle times. Which means most leaks will be very small and rectified with a dixie cup full of floor dry. Start by fixing the major culprits as far as leakage. Assess actual volume to be handled and go forward from there. I guarantee "Green Oil" is going to be Hellish expensive and probably require you to flush and purge your whole system to actually accomplish your desired goal. Hopefully Ron will weigh in on this as he is the GURU on all chemical lube issues. But, after close to 30 years working with fluid power equipment. I think I'm at least on the right page on this.
In addition:
1. You will have to change all the seals so they are compatible will all the
fancy biodegradable ester you want to run.
2. Ask all the guys who switched from years of regular diesel to biodiesel and
how many filter they went through. Esters are great solvents.
3. So how many time do you want to change oils in this thing. Biodegradable
oils also hydrolyze. They absorb moisture from the air and start breaking
down. So you should change the oil at least once a year, depending on how
big the system is and how much you can actually change, you might have to
do it more often.
4. But hey its your money, not mine.
5. Expect rust.
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Old 12-15-2019, 03:06 AM
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...keeping in mind he is busy with a visiting submariner at the moment.
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