tipper lift

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tipper lift

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how much weight can the dexta lift on the trailer. or do you just load the trailer
and hope the she can lift it ,this has probely been covered before but icant seem to find
it or cn someone point me to it :oops: :oops: sky blue

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Hi Sky Blue, i don't know what you mean exactly, but the Dexta can lift about 625 kilograms, some 1250 pounds with the lift arms.
Of course with an extra tool, which may put the load further away from the rear axle, this max. weight becomes less.

Hope it helps.
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sky blue wrote:how much weight can the dexta lift on the trailer. or do you just load the trailer
and hope the she can lift it ,this has probely been covered before but icant seem to find
it or cn someone point me to it :oops: :oops: sky blue
I think you mean "What weight in a trailer connected to a Dexta, can you tip?"
This will depend upon the trailer.
The Dexta hydraulics should produce about 2200psi, so depending on what ram your trailer has, and how you load the trailer, you will be able to tip more or less weight. Perhaps not the answer you wanted! Suggest you suck it and see.
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i have been able to tip 1 ton , but when iput 2ton
of sand on ,the trailer a 3ton trailer , she wouldnt lift , i had to shovel some out before she
would the to tip, iwas wondering was this the normal or should she be able to tip 3ton ,
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Hi SkyBlue.

3t should not be a problem for your tractor..
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thanks marcsgus for your input does this seem like a
hydrulic problem as the dexta has no problem lifting the mc connel back actor i have and carrying
it and this weighs approx 700kgs ,the hyds seem good enough ,could it be ram on trailer the problem
as this is pretty old same age as trailer i supose , sky blue

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after doing abit of surffing the web it seems this problem is not uncommon ,the dexta should
be able to tip 2ton ,but it may also have something to do with loading of trailer
it always helps to keep most of the load over back end of trailer,with 2ton on
trailer of say sand laid flat on bed would be a strugle , with most at back of trailer
it gives just enough for it to start to lift , first couple or inches taks the most presure
some have had to help the start with a lump
of wood or steel bar, sky blue

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I know that this tractor is not a dexta, however with good hydraulic pressure you should be able to achieve this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V53dFT8xmZs
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point taken that is a quar lift for a 35 10.5 ton of grain and 4.5 ton trailer,
must be my hydrulics :cry: :cry:

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R the video, I wouldn't like to drive that trailer far with a load!
You are talking here of using two large rams to do the tipping.
The most effort required would be the start of the lift as the mechanical (dis)advantage is at it's worst.
An old Ram with poor/worn seals would be the problem also.
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Re: tipper lift

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thanks gerry for you input, i have been thinking the same about the twin rams .
must give it at least double or more lifting power
before i do any thing ill have to get me a lend of a new trailer an put 3 or 4 ton on
and see if its trailer or tractor,ill let ya all no how it works out :|
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ok i got lend of a trailer off a friend , put 3ton of sand on it
and lo an be hold little old dexta tipped right up diddnt even need to rev
her up nice an smooth, so lads you were all right, must get a new ram
or this old one recondition,at least we now know the dexta is
man enough to lift an tip a 3ton load any ways thanks to every one who helped
on this one :beer:

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The amount it will tip is dependent on the rams fitted to the trailer...it would tip much more if the correct rams were used :beer:
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