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Fredlin Hoist

Postby offroadbiker » 05 Apr 2013 09:06

Anybody fitted one of these?

Got mine delivered yesterday - and as usual instructions totally flippen greek to me :redface:
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Re: Fredlin Hoist

Postby Stefan » 05 Apr 2013 09:13

You should have ordered the English edition :biggrin:

I think they're based in centurion, why not give them a call?
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Re: Fredlin Hoist

Postby ChristoSlang » 05 Apr 2013 12:42

Yep, I have!

Shall I take some photos of the tricky bits over the weekend and post them here?
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Re: Fredlin Hoist

Postby offroadbiker » 05 Apr 2013 12:51

:pray:













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Re: Fredlin Hoist

Postby Peter Connan » 05 Apr 2013 13:54

Dirk, alternatively phone Tinus

He has a chap working for him who used to work for Fredlin
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Re: Fredlin Hoist

Postby ChristoSlang » 05 Apr 2013 18:49

Dirk, it's too dark now to take pictures, and since we're both attending the Fundi tomorrow it'll have to wait until Sunday...
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Re: Fredlin Hoist

Postby ChristoSlang » 08 Apr 2013 14:39

I hope this helps. Shout if you require better photos of a specific area...

The rear area is simple - it consists of a roller on each side containing a single run of the webbing. This webbing runs inside the U-channel of the hoist to the front part, where it is fitted to a dedicated roller on each side.
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Left rear side showing belt and roller
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The front part is a bit more complex. You'll end up with two rollers on each side. One roller lives inside the other end of the U-channel and guides the webbing that comes from the rear of the hoist. The other roller lives inside the top part of the fancy 45-degree bracket and handles the webbing for the front part of the hoist. The 45-degree bracket is bolted onto the inside of the U-channel. You'll have a similar setup on either side of the hoist to handle the front and rear of the webbing:
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Front left - top part showing both belts and rollers
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The bottom part of the 45-degree bracket contains the shaft that actually performs the lifting. You'll fit the rear and front webbing onto this shaft, and repeat it for the left & right sides of the hoist. The webbing going to the rear roller is obviously much longer than the webbing that goes to the front:
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Front left - bottom showing shaft and belts for front & rear
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A shaft connects the bottom of the two 45-degree brackets together so that both sides are lifted by the same amount when you crank the handle of the worm gear.
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Front left - bottom inside view showing worm gear and shaft going to right-hand side
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I found it easiest to construct it on the ground first. I took my measures like that, then I welded some flat bar to the underside of my roof, drilled holes where required (the U-channel of the hoist is pre-drilled at appropriate points) and bolted the hoist onto the flat bar.
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Re: Fredlin Hoist

Postby offroadbiker » 09 Apr 2013 06:40

Thanks very much :thumbup:
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