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#81 Lift Dinosaur

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 06:24 AM

View Post2milehi, on 14 March 2012 - 11:29 AM, said:

Any reason for that weekly test? When I was at Keystone there was no weekly test for Reverse. Summer maintenance was the only "test".

I would think that if you have the capability to run in reverse- and plan to use it in some instances- that you would have a written procedure for the task (just like running your evac) and perform the operation on some type of regular basis (Weekly? / Monthly?)
Fairly simple way to avoid the proverbial 'Chinese Fire Drill'. :helpsmilie:
If you're only going to use it for summer maintenance, all maintenance personnel should still be aware of the correct procedure.
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#82 mthornton

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 04:49 PM

We don't take operating any lift in reverse lightly. It truly freaks people out, and we don't want that.

Some years ago I installed a switch on a carpet that makes it run in reverse, which helps in morning de-icing, should that be necessary. Only once have I heard the operator could not resist an evil urge (very evil indeed), running the carpet backwards and watching little kids trying to get on at the bottom. :)

#83 yosemitemtb

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:28 PM

I've run our old Yan Base 10 double chair in reverse with the APU (small block Chevy and TH350 auto transmission) just to make rehanging chairs easier during summer maintenance.

#84 RibStaThiok

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 01:44 PM

Here is another reason.


#85 woofydoggie

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 05:54 PM

Garaventas run in reverse. Ive seen them at stratton. Shooting Star.

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