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Lift ram size?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Canadian2a, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. Canadian2a

    Canadian2a Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    I'm making up a plow for my old Land Rover using a old Western 6.5 foot blade.What size lift ram should I buy?

    Are the lift ones around 12 inches long roughly?
  2. Western1

    Western1 Senior Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 752

    Yes that would work.
  3. nealybird

    nealybird Senior Member
    Messages: 750

    a lift ram on an ultramount is 1-1/2 x 8" stroke, and about 17" overall. the older style plows had 1-1/2 x 6" stroke, so I imagine they were about 15" overall. so 12" sounds a little short, but it will depend on how you're building the frame. make sure you're not looking at a 12" stroke cylinder though, or it will be really long!