My new tilt table

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My new tilt table

Postby Liz » Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:11 am

Thought I would put up a couple pictures of my new pneumatic tilt table the hubby built for me, also there is a couple pictures of the great Grizzly chasers, I figured they needed a little recognition on a job well done.
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http://s1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff514/Happymilker1/
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Re: My new tilt table

Postby Polypays4U » Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:23 am

That looks like a great table. Gets the sheep up to a good working level. Maybe your husband needs to patent and start manufacturing them.
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Re: My new tilt table

Postby Darroll Grant » Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:16 am

A nice roof and a wall or three will make it an all weather tool.
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Re: My new tilt table

Postby Liz » Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:24 am

Ha Ha Darroll mom was manning the switch for me, good job for a 65 year old, she actually enjoyed helping this time.But we were both saying the same thing about a roof it was pretty warm. The working hieght is great there is no bending when it comes to the trims. :D
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I just wanted to put the pics up because there is not enoupg pictures of working tilt tables, it took us along time to figure all the things we needed to include.
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Re: My new tilt table

Postby Darroll Grant » Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:42 am

Liz,
It appears there is one cylinder to handle the table. Is there any binding problem if the sheep are not centered in the cradle? How heavy a sheep have you lifted? I like the height. Better than those that pivot at mid cradle height and one still has to bend over.
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Re: My new tilt table

Postby Liz » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:28 am

It is a heavy duty cylinder, it shows no mercy so we have to keep watch of legs and head.If the table was a little longer would be better but we will work out the kinks as we go.So far no binding issues maybe because the table is just the right lengh.I have only tried 20 ewes so far.Trimmed and ear tagged and CIDRS and it was great, your right it is a great hieght.I just have the compressor in a suzuki sidekick and run the lines out so the noise isn't even bothersome.
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Re: My new tilt table

Postby Janet McNally » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:03 pm

Liz looks like you have a very handy hubby there 8) nice job. Please tell me, what is a bear banger?

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Re: My new tilt table

Postby Liz » Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:30 pm

Yup he is handy alright, I might just have to keep him around :wink:
The bear banger is the size of a pen, you can hook it to your cloths like a pen. A cartrige the size of a gunshot shell twists on and you pull a lever down and. let go.It makes a bang and then about 1 second later a really loud bang and a flare.It is really loud and seems very effective.You can get them at the sports shop.I like to have it up on the shelf where it is handy.The gun takes to long to get out of the safe.I gave one to the neighbours to get rid of my dogs when they were pups and snooping around.Unfortunately they are scared when I need to use it.
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Re: My new tilt table

Postby BigAsh Farms » Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:27 am

looks great, What did you use for a valve system to control the cylinder?
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Re: My new tilt table

Postby Liz » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:50 am

Sorry I just seen your post, buy valve system do you mean the switch that moves it up and down?
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Re: My new tilt table

Postby Coconut Fields » Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:28 pm

Sweet ride! It looks so futuristic!
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Re: My new tilt table

Postby Millstone Farm » Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:43 pm

We have a compressor, in the barn, about 150' from the tilt table. Suppose I could run some 1/2" schedule 40 PVC to it. What size/type pneumatic cylinder did you use?
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Re: My new tilt table

Postby Liz » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:29 pm

The hubby doesn't remember the size.I have to use it again tomorrow so I will check if it says on it.Otherwise I will get a picture of it from the other side so you could see.
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Re: My new tilt table

Postby Millstone Farm » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:53 pm

Thanks!
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Re: My new tilt table

Postby Liz » Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:25 pm

Here is some more close up pictures of the titl table and our chute system.
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http://s1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff514/Happymilker1/
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