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This factsheet deals with the design of a vertical mechanical lift and it provides a case study of system components, maintenance, detailed design, parts list and estimated cost. One of the assistive technologies (AT) widely used in assisting disabled workers to access a tractor or other equipment work space is a mechanical lift. These lifts are often custom-designed and fabricated locally to keep the cost down, and to make it adaptable to different makes and models of tractors.
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
June 22, 2018