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Old 04-04-2016, 12:49 PM
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I love that thing. Add a ratchet strap and its a decent appliance mover, got my safe up some steps and into the house no sweat.

I used a 5 gal bucket of drywall as a step but got the tire machine on the floor with some help from the mrs. Heavier than it looks!
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... I used a 5 gal bucket of drywall as a step but got the tire machine on the floor with some help from the mrs. Heavier than it looks!
took my tail gate off and removed the hitch then turned it on it's side after tying all the moving parts down. Took Hoop Head's advice and removed the side storage box which made it a lot easier. Eased it over the edge and slid it into standing position. Made up my mind beforehand that if it got a way from me I'd just step back. Laid up last year w/a broken foot for months and wasn't going to go through that again
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So if you saw this thread, you know the big new tool I got recently is the lift. So, now I'm a lift guy. Becoming a lift guy is not unlike becoming an orgy guy - it changes everything. But instead of robes and lotions I have to get all sorts of new lift tools.

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The first thing I bought was a 20 gal oil drain tank. The downside of this is that it's somewhat large, so it does take valuable floor space. The upside of it is that it's awesome in every way and is one of the best things I've ever purchased. $130 delivered. Big, stable and all steel. All fluid changes are a breeze with no mess. Used to be I'd drain into a pan and then dump that into a 5 gal bucket to take to recycle. Messy pulling the pan from under the car. Messy dumping the oil into the bucket. Messy dumping the bucket at the transfer station. Drop the drain plug into the oil? Messy finding that.

Now? Drain into the tank directly and done. Intentionally drop the drain plg because there's a screen so it's not going anywhere. When it's half full, pump into these recycle jugs and take to recycle. 99% less mess. Need to drain a radiator? Stick the coolant drain pan on top, raise to the correct height, and drain. Oil filter or something else full of oil? Stick it in the funnel and come back in 30 mins, all oil is drained. Oily part? Hold over the funnel and hit with a little brake cleaner - clean.
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Old 04-07-2016, 02:52 PM
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Great - like an ex-smoker.... Are you selling all your old knee pads?
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That reminds me I have 4 roll around tankers to sell off.

Does your have a drain valve that sticks out?
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... Does your have a drain valve that sticks out?
If it does, take care!!! I had one the sheared off a long time ago going around a corner. Dumped about 4 gals of old nasty oil in an exPCAP President's office parking lot He was kind of a tool so more than

I tie things up a lot better now!!!

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I got this one from HF so will be interested in VG's next offering

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To save space I keep my old drain pan in the top along with a few other oil drain related bits. Nice having to two drain pans wit older P-cars Looks like a small plastic trash can lid would fit. Means I could keep it outside but then I have a lot more parking are than Jazz does.
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VG - please put me in line for one if it will go low enough (min height about 54").
Nice get, Jazz. Having used Trak Ratt's HF one, I can vouch for the improvement even with a cheaper one--yours looks like the bomb!
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54 inches? What, are you knee high to a married grasshopper?
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VG - please put me in line for one if it will go low enough (min height about 54").
For your lift, I'd suggest getting one of these from Harbor Freight and modifying it to fit under your lift.

http://www.harborfreight.com/5-gallo...lly-90582.html

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