ID

BSE-59NP (BSE-232NP)

Authors as Published

Robert “Bobby” Grisso, Extension Engineer, Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech; Don Ohanehi, Research Scientist, Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Tech; and Kirk Ballin, Director, Virginia AgrAbility Project, Virginia Easter Seals.


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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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Publication Date

June 22, 2018