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#31 Texas Deere and Horse OFFLINE  

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Posted June 01, 2012 - 07:49 AM

If there is no way to get it in the building, I guess you will just have to sell it to me. I can pick it up week after next when I'm in IN. :thumbs: :laughingteeth:
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Posted June 01, 2012 - 08:46 AM

If there is no way to get it in the building, I guess you will just have to sell it to me. I can pick it up week after next when I'm in IN. :thumbs: :laughingteeth:


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Posted June 01, 2012 - 01:53 PM

I'll take a stab at it. A lift that AC built for their factory, used to lift and transport tractor parts around the plant. Looks like the platform is about the right size for large crates of small parts. Judging by the out-riggers being mechanical and not hydraulic, they were only used for VERY heavy rotating pick loads and not needed "most" of the time. Does the center mast raise and lower as well?

Looking at the painted boom, I'm guessing that it is fully extended.
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Posted June 01, 2012 - 03:04 PM

Dave has lots of correct information as well. The mast does not move but the boom is fully extended.

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Posted June 01, 2012 - 03:29 PM

When i worked in injection molding 30 some years ago we had a machine that was built like that but run on batteries it was used to lift molds in and out off the injection molding machines

Edited by new restorer, June 01, 2012 - 03:29 PM.

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Posted June 01, 2012 - 05:57 PM

I have NO IDEA what that is but you do have my curiosity up. Thanks for teasing us :)
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Posted June 01, 2012 - 07:14 PM

Well enough is enough, right? Here is the story...Some friends of ours, who live in the Upper Pennisula, have owned a John Deere Dealership for about 70 years. Somewhere in the earlier sixties they bought this to use in the shop straight from the Allis Chalmers Dealer. Now, it is unclear if it were used or if it was several years old at that point and just never used. Anyhow, it was made right at the A.C. dealer from a 1950's model B (I think) and it is called a Go-Devil. If you google Go-Devil you will see they now make these "mobile deck cranes" but now they make them from scratch. So, my theory is that Go-Devil and Allis Chalmers teamed up on this on and that it may be the only one of it's kind as I have done a lot of searching and never found anything like it. I have it on CL if anyone is interested. I think it would be great if someone on here bought it and showed us the restoration process. Let me konw if there are any more questions and thanks for all the fun and suprisingly good response guys.

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Posted June 01, 2012 - 07:45 PM

Thanks for filling us in! Good thing I dont even have a pole barn or it might be tempting ;). MIDLAND :o thats right next door :orangecool:
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Posted June 01, 2012 - 08:14 PM

And now we know.........."The Rest Of The Story".
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Posted June 01, 2012 - 08:18 PM

And now we know.........."The Rest Of The Story".


Nice, good add.

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Posted June 01, 2012 - 08:23 PM

Thanks for the details, and history. Interesting. How high does that boom go?


And, is that an electric, or hydraulic winch? Any rating on it?

Edited by IamSherwood, June 01, 2012 - 08:24 PM.

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Posted June 01, 2012 - 09:02 PM

Hydraulic winch, matter of fact everything on it is hydraulic expect the actual drive gears. Hard to say on the boom, the "mast" is about 9 feet tall and the boom looks to go up to about 3-4 feet or so above that...So, around 12-13. That is mostly guessing though.

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Posted June 01, 2012 - 09:18 PM

I came around too late to put in any guesses, but had a great time reading through the thread and making some guesses of my own before reading the conclusion. Thanks for posting it!
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Posted June 01, 2012 - 10:08 PM

What does it weigh?
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Posted June 02, 2012 - 04:35 AM

Too late to help guess, but everyone else had some good ones. Very interesting machine you have, great to hear details and history. Thanks for posting.
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