Hydraulic Leveller Pads?

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  1. icantremember

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    Having recently had hydraulic jacks fitted I am looking for suitable pads to spread the weight on our brick paved driveway.
    I have considered timber / plywood blocks but in the interest of simplicity am also looking at these .... [​IMG]

    Would be interested to hear if any Funsters are using these or similar .. @Techno?
     
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    I have 4 blocks made from two layers of 18mm ply glued and screwed together also another two from 2 inch PSE timber cut and fixed at 0 deg 90 deg so they give just under 4 inch lift if needed.

    Martin
     
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    I think a brindle block drive will suffer regardless eventually
     
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    What I would do is ignore the levelling function and just lower the jacks to the point of contact so that the four feet and four tyre contact points share the load rather than letting it lift
     
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    I made 4 18x18" out of 18mm ply, use them everytime, still good after 10 years. The rv weighs just over 9 ton.
     
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    Nothing complicated for me - I have a scaffolding board chopped into 8 qty x 12" lengths which I keep in the Moho garage. We have a brindle brick drive but have never used the hydraulic jacks on the drive. The boards are perfect however to increase the height of the lift or spreading the pressure on soft grass or sand.
     
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    I think you are probably correct although they are set in concrete.
     
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    I don't bother with blocks of any kind no hint of marks on our block paved drive, if I does sink I will be shouting at the firm that laid it (y)

    what I have noticed though, we had a large (1 ton) bag of sand left for a few months, that has left a much cleaner surface now the bag has been removed o_O
     
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    If in concrete you don't need anything at all (y) enjoy!
     
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    Apart from home use I would also use them when a pitch is slightly too steep as we found in Bowness last week.
     
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    I bought a rather expensive solution :LOL: I would stick to the other suggestions (y)
     
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    They would most likely be OK on hard ground but on soft ground the jacks are likely to punch a hole through them
     
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    They are very strong Andy as they are supplied as jack pads for off road vehicles.
    I already have 1220 x 310 x 25mm thick sand ladders (Tracmats) which have no problem with 4250Kg moho on soft ground and these jack pads are 35mm deep.
    However, I think I will initially go for the suggestion of scaffold board pieces.
     
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    The pads should adjust to the slope of the paving and, if a good diameter, should need nothing more.
     
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    I agree but they are needed when a pitch slopes beyond the reach of some the legs.
     
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    we get quite a lot of alerts for too much slope, manual adjustment has always overcome when the computer says no :)

    without extra pads that is (y)
     
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    You can see my "high lift" ones here.

    IMG_0054.jpg
    and here
    P1070741.jpg


    Martin
     
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