Steel Dragon 2000 lift hill?

Wednesday, September 13, 2000 11:43 AM
I was just wondering if S.D.2000's lift hill system is the same as M.F.
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Wednesday, September 13, 2000 11:48 AM
Nope. It's a dual chain lift. Each chain covers half of the lift with some overlap near the middle.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Wednesday, September 13, 2000 12:03 PM
I wonder how much money is saved by using MF's system in comparison. Seeing as how lift chains tend to break from time to time, and with a coaster that big it'd have to be a bit pricy.

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Randy Hutchinson
You build it, I'll ride it
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Wednesday, September 13, 2000 6:39 PM
It may save money in some ways to use the ELS, but the MF lift components (drums, cabels, ect.) are more than likley to be periodicly replaced from season to season, just like many chain lifts. Although the chain lifts do seem as if they would be more expensive.

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Rollercoasters: They're not a hobby, they're not an interest, they're an ADDICTION!
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Wednesday, September 13, 2000 7:38 PM
Cable is cheap to replace. The actual components aren't going to wear out either. I'm sure they'll repack bearings and such every year, but that's really all it will take. I also suspect that the nylon rings on the pulleys might be replaced. (Each of the yellow pulleys has a series of green nylon pieces where the cable actually makes contact.)

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Thursday, September 14, 2000 4:43 PM
I think the 2 minute lift hill single-handedly makes this the most glorious ride on the planet...
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