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Old 08-25-2019, 06:29 PM
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Default High Lift Pallet Jack or Scissor Table?

When it comes to lifting heavy stuff higher or lowering it down what do you use?

I have two needs for either one of these:
  • Removing 500# table saw from raised shed into a vehicle
  • Removing 115# generator attached to the floor of my Class B RV
The pallet jack has a lower height at rest and at full reach but has a much higher weight capacity. The scissor table can reach much higher.


I am including some links but the brand/cost isn't what I'm trying to research at this point, I'm more interested in usefulness.


https://www.mrdockplate.ca/product/manual-lift-table/
https://www.mrdockplate.ca/product/p...-lbs-capacity/


Opinions and experiences please.
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Old 08-25-2019, 08:29 PM
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When it comes to lifting heavy stuff higher or lowering it down what do you use?

I have two needs for either one of these:
  • Removing 500# table saw from raised shed into a vehicle
  • Removing 115# generator attached to the floor of my Class B RV
The pallet jack has a lower height at rest and at full reach but has a much higher weight capacity. The scissor table can reach much higher.


I am including some links but the brand/cost isn't what I'm trying to research at this point, I'm more interested in usefulness.


https://www.mrdockplate.ca/product/manual-lift-table/
https://www.mrdockplate.ca/product/p...-lbs-capacity/


Opinions and experiences please.
Donít get the high lift pallet jack!
Once the lift is above a few inches itís stationary, just for raising a pallet for loading and unloading!

I have a lift table, it comes in handy for loading and unloading things from a pickup or a workbench, definitely money well spent!
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Old 08-26-2019, 07:23 PM
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I'm really conflicted with the minimum lift height of the tables. If I could lift something by hand 15" to get it on the table I could probably lift it into the back of a truck/van.

Perhaps I should have mentioned that I have a 2-ton engine crane which can lift really high:
https://sunextools.com/products/2-ton-engine-crane/

I have a feeling I'm going to try the pallet jack. Using it outside will more than likely require a few sheets of good plywood too.
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Old 09-02-2019, 11:47 AM
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I have gone a different direction for the time being:
https://www.proeagle.com/collections...el-jack-kratos
This also resolves the difficulty of lifting my van by the frame due to the ground effects kit it has on it.

I can mount a transmission jack plate to it to get the generator down off the van. It won't be stable but I can make it work for the one job.
https://www.princessauto.com/en/deta...ck/A-p8667891e
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Old 09-02-2019, 01:05 PM
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Have you looked at pedestrian stackers? not quite sure if they would fit your needs but better than the high lift pallet jack imo.
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:32 AM
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I can mount a transmission jack plate to it to get the generator down off the van. It won't be stable but I can make it work for the one job.
https://www.princessauto.com/en/deta...ck/A-p8667891e

I nearly killed (well, maybe just seriously injured) myself with one of those adapters. The real disadvantage is that there is a single pivot point where it attaches to the jack. Unless the trans is perfectly balanced, it's going to want to rotate and roll. Maybe not so much of a problem with a lighter trans, but as they get heavier the danger increases exponentially.
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