Nov 202018
 

Today, we created the Lift Shaft to take our box on wire up and down. It measures 730mm by 760mm (internal measurement of 680mm square, the size of the cargo cage) and it is nearly 5metres (16feet) long, or rather tall when it is standing up.

Lift Shaft Built

Lift-cage-in-Shaft

Lift Shaft Built

The-16-foot-lift-shaft



We also created the support framework to hold the metal bar which in turn is holding in place the electric hoist.
And finally, a little sloping roof installed at the top end and we will wrap some heavy duty plastic to protect the motor, electrical wiring and control boxes from rain water.
Tomorrow, we will man-handle it outside and rotate it upright on to a flat base to anchor it, slide it against the platform walkway and make any final adjustments including putting on the second ramp at the top.

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