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What can I make out of a hospital gurney? Answered

I have an old hospital/ER gurney similar to the one pictured minus the padding. Originally I planned to scrap it but it is just to nice. It has a very easy/smooth hydraulic lift and lower mechanism (non electrical) and it can be angled either direction (head up or down). The wheels are large and sturdy and can be locked. I hate to just scrap this when I know someone more creative than I can think of a way to convert the hydraulics into something cool/useful. Just to clarify: you use your foot to pump up the bed and press another foot pedal to lower it.
Thanks for any help!!

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Re-design

5 years ago

These make VERY nice adjustable height work benches. I tried to find one when I built my bench but could not, so I built a conventional bench.

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thematthatter

5 years ago

those tables can hold over 350#, you could probably use it to hold engine blocks or something

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mole1

5 years ago

A mobile variable height workbench?

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steveastrouk

5 years ago

I'd build a sofa, which I can convert into the "back row" when we were watching movies. The kids can have seats in the front row, we jack the sofa up,. and sit behind them.

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caarntedd

5 years ago

I'd be using it for a bed.

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Kiteman

5 years ago

Weird sofa?

Race it through the streets, wearing medical costumes, raising money for charity?

Soapbox derby entrant?

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frollard

5 years ago

It would make a great gurney :D