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Posted May 11, 2012 - 10:16 PM

Thanks shorty,,,, Its only about 2 feet long but I wanted it to be about 4 feet but this was the only metal I had to make it with,, But it really does the job for what I made it for lol,, When I get my hands on some more longer metal then I will make it bigger,,
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Posted May 29, 2012 - 10:36 PM

Testing out the forklift with a 14ft telephone pole


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Posted May 29, 2012 - 11:18 PM

Looks like it didn't even feel that pole. Great implement & addition to your GT!

Thanks for the video.
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Posted May 30, 2012 - 05:50 AM

That's cool, Russ! That pole is pretty heavy, looks like it handled it well!
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Posted May 30, 2012 - 06:32 AM

Your lift seems to work like a charm! Congratulations on the design & build.
In the clip, it shows the deck raising and lowering in tandom.
Ques: Does deck weight increase strain to hydro lift?(didn't see or hear any) and can deck be removed independently of forklift and visa versa. or is mower deck actually part counterweight to whatever is being lifted? jus wonderin'... :confuse: Thanks for posting!!!
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Posted May 30, 2012 - 08:32 AM

Thanks guys,, An Newpaws493,,, I can take my deck off anytime an use the forklift an even if I keep it on it don't strain the hydo lift at all,, So far I have not had anything picking up that is to heavy an the most I know I have picked up is 325 puonds with the forklift an still had my deck on,, I have been wondering how much I could pick up before the front of my tractor starts comming up off the ground,, But I will be finding out soon cause I will be takeing my Ford 195 to the scrap yard,,,,,, Calm down guys,,,,,lol,, Just going to take it over there to pick up stuff an weigh it to see for sure how much I can pick up an will make vids to show ya'll,,
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Posted May 30, 2012 - 08:37 AM

An Kenny an MH81,,, Yeap,, It does a fine job for me an sure don't grunt or nothing an by the way I did pick up 2 of them poles at one time but couldn't get a vid or pic of it when I was doing it,, Just so happens my wife was out in the yard an I needed to move the poles so we could cut the grass,,
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Posted May 30, 2012 - 01:23 PM

An Kenny an MH81,,, Yeap,, It does a fine job for me an sure don't grunt or nothing an by the way I did pick up 2 of them poles at one time but couldn't get a vid or pic of it when I was doing it,, Just so happens my wife was out in the yard an I needed to move the poles so we could cut the grass,,

would that 325lb have been an outboard? how much would the to posts have been if you ventured a guess?

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Posted May 30, 2012 - 10:49 PM

Hey Newpaws493 ,,, 325 pounds was a 80hp an a 40hp boat motor I was playing around with an picked them up both at one time, I have no idea how much the telephone poles weigh at all,, I would sure like to get my hands on a scale that I could hook up to find out,,, :laughingteeth: ,,,,

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Posted July 31, 2012 - 12:42 PM

Well the lil rake that I made did work out great,, But now I makein a longer one so it will go from outside to outside of my back tires so when I brake dirt loose the wheels an the rake can stay at the same heigth,,, Will make a vid an put on here when I get it done an try out,, Also I could put my plow on the front an the rake on the back an when I back up to brake dirt loose then the plow will smooth the dirt as I going backwards,,, Hope ya understand what I talkin about here guys,, If not then guess I will have to get vid of it working,,lol

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Posted July 31, 2012 - 03:55 PM

Now this looks better lol

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Posted July 31, 2012 - 04:07 PM

That will make it much more efficient! Great work!
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Posted August 01, 2012 - 02:46 AM

That looks good, Russ. Should loosen things very well. I like your vise/grinder table. I need to find something I can attach my vise to. guess I'll just build something.
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Posted August 01, 2012 - 06:54 AM

lol,, Yea Kenny it is very usefull for what I do,,lol, Like I said before that I made it with a ol rideing mower fram an it can sure take a beating,,lol
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Posted October 26, 2012 - 07:51 PM

here is the forklift I made,, should have put other pic in here




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