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    electric winch/hoist

    does anyone know if a 240v electric winch/hoist is made to hold a load for a long time? ive made a hinged staircase in my garage to access the attic and was looking for ideas as to how to raise/lower it so its out of the way when not in use.. its quite a heavy thing not just a ladder, a electric hoist would lift it, but when in the up position, will it be ok left holding it till the next time it gets used?
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    once its up can you not just slide a bar or something across to hold it up there ?

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    Can you fit a counterbalance weight?

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    I have a silver line 240v job rated at 250kg.it held my chevette shell above the dragster for years..a I did was unplugged the power so if I caught the button it didn't move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackpopracing View Post
    Can you fit a counterbalance weight?
    i have thought about that as well, but thought it might be handy to have the winch to lift loads up into the loft space as well
    also the counterbalance weight will change as the stairs goes throw its ark up down, so if you have it heavy to hold the stair up when you lower it you will have to hold the stair down in someway

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottie View Post
    once its up can you not just slide a bar or something across to hold it up there ?
    yep another option.. it may be wise to do something like that anyway as a safety feature as if it breaks the cable or something it will so some damage if it fell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torment View Post
    I have a silver line 240v job rated at 250kg.it held my chevette shell above the dragster for years..a I did was unplugged the power so if I caught the button it didn't move.

    Above the car..


    thats the type of idea i was thinking/ hoping for

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    Quote Originally Posted by sqweaka View Post
    i have thought about that as well, but thought it might be handy to have the winch to lift loads up into the loft space as well
    also the counterbalance weight will change as the stairs goes throw its ark up down, so if you have it heavy to hold the stair up when you lower it you will have to hold the stair down in someway
    Just fit some pullys and some hd cable so the wheight goes up/down next to the piviot point............................you should be able to find the right place for it to stay up or down.
    Last edited by 296moon; 06-01-2021 at 21:36.

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    Or perhaps a helper wheight so the winch is only holding up a small amount of the total?......................

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    The winch should have a safety brake anyway.
    If it's got tits or tyres, its gonna be trouble

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