by Ned Stoller Ned Stoller

A powerlift step uses a 12V electric linear actuator to raise a worker to a utility tractor operator’s station without climbing. The steps up to the operator’s stations are steep and tall. Workers often cannot safely climb and lift themselves with one leg, especially when they have knee surgery. They can use a powerlift step to raise up and then walk directly from the step to the tractor seat without climbing. The powerlift step needs 300-pound capacity, raise at least 16-inches, have 12” x 14” standing surface, not damage crops during tractor use, and maintain existing tractor ground clearance. This simple design uses a ‘tube sliding in a tube’ concept.

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