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Christmas ski-lift motor

Christmas ski-lift motor


  • Price $150.00
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Up for sale I offer the motor that I used to make my Christmas ski-lift run. It was something that I had the idea that I wanted to do and wouldn't give up until I got it done, I only used it one year and would be more than happy to help you plan it out. You can get most of an idea how I did it from the pictures, but basically I used old bicycle rims attached to 3 platforms that I built, the first platform I had a 4x6 attached to support the weight of the motor, and on all three I attached the platform to black pipe with flat black pipe gaskets on the tops(if you cut the black pipe on an angle on the side that goes into the ground, it will go into the ground easier. It was necessary to add clothesline wheels to each side of the center platform so that I could tighten up the slack in the line because the lift was 50 feet in length. For the line I used approximately one half inch thick electrical wire from Home Depot and I attached the 12 snowmen with fishing line so they didn't affect the turning of the rims or clothesline wheels. Any further questions, feel free to contact me and I will be more than happy to help out.


STATEN ISLAND - United States

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