Kicking Horse – Granby Ranch, CO

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This is the last Leitner lift built in the USA before the merger with Poma. It has Poma of America chairs.
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Lower terminal with motor room and hydraulic tensioning.
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Pedestal controls.
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View up from the portal.
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Upper lift line.
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View down from the top.
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Simple top bullwheel and operator house.
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Lift overview.
Leitner Report entry.
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6 thoughts on “Kicking Horse – Granby Ranch, CO

  1. Jonathan February 21, 2018 / 10:15 am

    Does this lift run anymore?

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    • Ryan February 21, 2018 / 11:05 am

      Absolutely.

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  2. reaperskier June 6, 2019 / 6:06 pm

    I swear the return reminds me of a borvig. Why does leitner and bm lifts use similar bullwheels to borvig?

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    • Michael June 6, 2019 / 8:55 pm

      Not sure what you are looking at. Borvig bullwheels had the ‘snoflake’ spokes that were parallel with the haul rope path along with the lower ‘guide ring’ that made contact with the hanger arm.
      This bullwheel has spokes that are perpendicular to the haul rope path and no lower guide ring…

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    • Teddy's Lift World June 7, 2019 / 6:08 am

      I get where you’re coming from, but it doesn’t look like a Borvig snowflake bullwheel at all.

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    • AvocadoAndy June 7, 2019 / 2:32 pm

      Not really feeling that one. Borvig seemed to have used beefier terminal masts typically with an integrated tower, and as Michael noted, the bullwheel doesn’t really look anything like a Borvig. If you’re wondering about the similarity between Borvig and Leitner, most of that is because Leitner and Borvig did work together for a while before Leitner basically gave Borvig the finger and Borvig went out of business so they wouldn’t get acquired by Leitner.

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