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Seaching for DC motor to be used as a human lift

  1. May 8, 2012 #1
    I am building a human lift for a vehicle. I am looking a for DC motor able to life 900 ft-lbs with a brake and the shaft is splined.
    Sending me a link to a company that sells this type of motor would be great.

    Thank you,
  2. jcsd
  3. May 18, 2012 #2
    a winch is probably your best bet. there are plenty that will lift in excess of what you are looking for. the benefit of a winch over just a dc motor is that it will typically be dc powered and already have a cable, guide, and proper gearing- all things you'd have to engineer on your own otherwise- making it well suited for a lifting machine.
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