I need to create a simple machine to assist in rotating a cylindrical load, akin to a roll of carpet, from a horizontal position to vertical. The load weighs 450 pounds, which is distributed evenly along a 35 foot length. The machine would use a geared motor to rotate the load from the bottom of the cylinder.
I need two questions answered: 1 how much torque would the motor need to rotate the load, and 2 how heavy would the machine need to be to keep it from tipping over?
The machine would be assisted by human power, but I'd like to begin with the values needed for the machine to do all the work, then work my way backwards from there. Thanks!