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I got one of these given to me. It's not attached to a vehicle. It is a much older Braun, but I haven't found a manual that matches as yet. I have the up button working. The down was okay for a while, then quit. I am having to refill the system as the 'poly' lines cracked and let the pretty red stuff out. Got most of a quart of ATF in it before I gave up for the night.

This unit has only one solenoid, so I am a little unsure if I have it wired right. I'll get some pics tomorrow for you guys.
 
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I've never seen how one of those lifts operates. I know that those van conversions cost $$$$. My SIL has MS and they were lucky to score a lightly used older van for a price they could afford.
 

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Hopefully, I'll get this one working today!
 

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Kenny, does the one solenoid run the pump motor or is it a solenoid valve to lower the lift?

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Here's some pics of the lift so you can see what it has.

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I'm thinking this may make an addition to my fork lift so I can raise things high enough to load into a PU or such.
 

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I think you are correct there, though it's more of a 'gravity' down.
 

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... and what appears to be another solenoid in the side of the pump housing. Could it be the one that lets the lift down?

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This solenoid reminds me of the one on my meyers snow plow.

Here is an example:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MEYER-Snow-Plow-Coil-B9-15382-or-C9-15430-Brand-New-Make-the-Choice-B9-or-C9-/141215329970?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item20e116eeb2&vxp=mtr

Very simple in design, coil pulls a needle valve from its seat allowing fluid to bypass. Easy to check, with power applied, the coil turns into a magnet and will attract a screw driver. If it hasn't been used in awhile, the needle valve will sometimes get stuck in its seat. Remove the outer metal cover, then the needle valve assembly and clean.
 

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The biggest issue is the wiring. I blew up the 4th pic so you can see better.

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The Blue wire off the second post has to be hooked to the HOT/Power In to work. The red wire has to be hooked in with the first post/white wire. Otherwise, nothing works. I need some way to set the base up in the air to see if it will work. But that needs a solid mount as this thing is heavy. I may have to temp mount it to the back end of my trailer to see if it works right.
 

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Press the up button, energizes big solenoid and the motor, automatically raising the lift. Down button energizes small solenoid, moving needle valve and lift slowly lowers.

Not sure if this is correct, but should work if all parts work.
 

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Kenny,

I think it should be wired something like this, but, I might add a fuse or two, don't want to let the smoke out. No wires are connected except at the ends, I should have used different colors for the wires, but I think you get the idea.

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That is totally different from what is already there, but may be the solution. First off, I'll need it mounted to the trailer so I can see if it will lower as it is in the up position right now. The little jack works above the pump to raise it if needed.

It would have been nice if they had stamped the model # in it instead of a decal that is now blank!

I'm thinking this might make another type of fork lift, but the weight of just this part would need it to be a pull behind.
 

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Would be neat to have the lift on a slightly bigger garden tractor or compact.
I had it on the FF's forklift and I had 'powersteering' part of the time. The other part, the sucker just went where it wanted. And I have 80 lbs in the basket on the front!
 
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Ah, that lift is a lot heavier then I thought, sounds like a bit too much for the GT, starting to think the trailered idea would be better.
 
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Yep, it's heavy alright! You might be able to break down the basic design and make it work!
 

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