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Posted May 31, 2012 - 09:58 PM

I just had another thought. Could that be used to load and unload rail cars?
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Posted May 31, 2012 - 10:12 PM

Not a clue here of what it is but it's neat looking.

Edited by bhts, May 31, 2012 - 10:12 PM.

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Posted June 01, 2012 - 03:54 AM

I think that came out of a foundry. A lifter/mover.
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Posted June 01, 2012 - 04:30 AM

Whatever it is, would be neat to have around. I can think of lots of things to do with that!
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Posted June 01, 2012 - 05:00 AM

Well, if you take a few of your answers and put them together, you pretty much have it. I will wait till tonight to get a few more guesses in before I end the suspense! HAHA...I will say that my dad and I were planning on restoring it and after we found it was too tall for my pole barn, have decided to sell it...BUMMER!

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Posted June 01, 2012 - 05:16 AM

Raise the pole barn! That thing is just cool and would be neat to have handy for lifting jobs!
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Posted June 01, 2012 - 05:54 AM

It's a thingamabob puller. Never see those here these days, as thingamabobs left Ky years ago. In other words....I have NO idea!


I'm with Daniel. The design is obvious that it's used to lift something heavy and then transport it elsewhere in a plant or storage area, just not sure what industry it was used in.
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Posted June 01, 2012 - 06:00 AM

Curious rig for sure. I would say that use is on concrete only, based on the front wheels and weight. Horizontal platform is too high
for pallets and the flat vertical plate may indicate that it moved a bagged product-fertilizer, dog food, cotton bales etc.The lift arm may have been added for other items but I can definately see this in use in a foundry also.
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Posted June 01, 2012 - 06:04 AM

Raise the pole barn! That thing is just cool and would be neat to have handy for lifting jobs!



Or, modify the front end to accept some floatation tires, and use it outside, till you raise the pole barn.
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Posted June 01, 2012 - 06:17 AM

It has been indoors its whole life, I really can't keep it outside, but trust me, I would love too. May be the most unique thing I have ever seen. My dad and I spent quite a while coming with plans to get it in, everything from tipping it sideways to taking the top of the door section off, just to get it in.

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Posted June 01, 2012 - 06:20 AM

How tall is it? Does it clear the ceiling joists? Make taller doors!
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Posted June 01, 2012 - 06:31 AM

I think we gotta see some pictures of the pole shed that needs to be modified. You just can't
sell that thing.
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Posted June 01, 2012 - 06:46 AM

If I were closer, I'd come over and help! Plus I could see this up close and personal!
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Posted June 01, 2012 - 07:13 AM

When the pole barn was built they put the door so far to the one side, that you can't go up with it at all, it would take a whole building remodel.

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Posted June 01, 2012 - 07:34 AM

Build a lean-to to put it under!
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