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#1 SammyRye OFFLINE  

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Posted August 03, 2013 - 05:30 PM

Needed a boom-pole for picking up and moving some light weight objects, so I thought I'd try something a little different.

Decided to make it up using rigid 1 1/2" conduit, and screw everything together. I had a piece of 2" angle iron that was made up before with the 3-point pins welded on, so that was my base. Had a couple of pipe floor flanges laying around, and purchased the rest of the rigid conduit. It's all screwed and bolted together. Used two pulleys with pins so I can pull the pin, drop out pulley, insert the cable from my winch, and reinsert the pulley and pin.

I'll have to take it out and see how it does with some logs and rocks on the edge of the property.

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Posted August 03, 2013 - 06:08 PM

Now that is pretty slick. A good part of my life was been spent using a welder so I don't tend to think outside that box. Neat to see how others do things. Thanks.


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Posted August 03, 2013 - 06:35 PM

That's very innovative problem solving to come up with that design using materials you already had and stuff that's readily available. Next you may need some weight for the front of the 990 to keep the steering from getting light when you're using the boom.


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Posted August 03, 2013 - 06:48 PM

Neat use of material readily available. Wish I had hydraulics on one of mine, save on the back.

Having used various home made poles at the farm, I think you may need to provide a little bracing from the base back up to the pole.
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Posted August 03, 2013 - 07:15 PM

Thanks all!

JDBrian - if you notice in my avatar picture, there is a weight bracket on the front of my tractor. I have two 50lb. weights that I place in the bracket - that should help.

MH81 - You might be right about needing to add some extra support. I'm going to make test lifts to see what happens.

Rich

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Posted August 03, 2013 - 07:39 PM

Your poles will be weakest at the threads! Other than that, pretty neat idea!


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Posted August 03, 2013 - 09:36 PM

That's a pretty slick use of using conduit. Never would have given any thought of using that. Great use of materials! :-)
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Posted August 04, 2013 - 10:26 AM

Where there is a will there is a way, as Rich has shown use.

 

 

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Posted October 27, 2013 - 11:36 AM

Great idea especially using what you had. Thanks


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Posted October 27, 2013 - 01:20 PM

Nice looking setup. I think the weak point will be in the bends of the conduit.
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Posted October 30, 2013 - 08:58 AM

I would be interested in knowing how much weight it can pick up






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