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a little help
« on: October 02, 2003, 08:10:00 PM »
I am a University of Toledo Engineering Student. (That's in Ohio) I am working on a project that involves lifting a disabled person from his bed to a wheel chair. It is a complicated story but the gist is he has an electric lift that lifts him and lowers him now but it breaks down. My client would like a manual operation lift that his wife can lift him up with.

I use to teach repelling at a Boy Scout camp years back (wish I had kept with it) and I was wondering if anyone can tell me what kind of climbing gear setup I can buy that would cut the weight of 150 lbs down to closer to 30 lbs .(using a pulley system of some sort) This equipment will need to have a catch so it won,t drop him if his wife loses her hands on the rope. Thanks for any input.

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Re: a little help
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2003, 09:54:49 PM »

go to this site & look at the various pulleys & systems they have available.

also check out this one, the Aztek. it has stuff you don't need, but the set of fours pulley setup is exactly what you are talking about and it has a lock off feature as well. you can set it up as 4 to 1 or  5 to 1 CD. I used it to haul litters up a cliff in a recent class I took. you can contact Lance at the company & he will help ou figure out exactly what you need. please tell him I told you to get in touch. his number is 888-600-9116. he is a very nice dude.



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Re: a little help
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2003, 10:55:38 AM »
Thanks for the help. I think it's going to take me a little while getting familiar with this type of equipment. There is a shop in town called Beartooth Mountain that I think I will go get some suggestions and maybe a little more understanding of the cams on the pulleys work. Thank again.  

If anyone else would like to make a suggestion please go ahead.


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Re: a little help
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2003, 01:13:45 PM »
This is a link to my website that has a pic of his current setup. It might help visualize what I am talking about and what I need.