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Could a hybrid system of mechanical levers and hydrostatic/hydraulic cylinders be able to lift 200+ kg with the force of an arm?

Levers and hydraulic cylinders are not typically used for the distribution of force, but are more frequently used to transmit and otherwise modify applied force. Per your reference to class one levers,...
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The European ball-hitch trailer coupler has a suitable mechanism. Image source: Edwards Trailers UK. The fingers of the hand are inserted in the handle. The thumb presses at (1) to opens the safety ...
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On the backside of the stuff being clamped, add a spacer tube with a spring over it, then a washer and nylok nut. The handle over-centers and is held by the spring. See PNs 11,53,58,57,16 in the IPB ...
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locking cam lever

Many methods come to mind: bolt with a nut through the handle. (depends on what it is securing) a C clip to hold the handle to a given surface. a zip tie around the handle to some fixing or hole.
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