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#16 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted March 14, 2011 - 05:58 PM

Like a tow truck, sorta.

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Posted March 14, 2011 - 06:56 PM

Another option would be a longer tongue than lift arm, that way the mechanical advantage of the load is lessened and you will be less likely to lift or lighten the rear of the tractor.


This is a good idea.

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Posted March 15, 2011 - 03:29 PM

I wonder by the time you have the lever on the lift arm out so far your putting a lot of lift on the rear of the tractor.
I would think you would want it as close to the tractor as possible to reduce lift. Same principle ans when loaders are rated for lift wt at the hinge pin vs the end of the bucket. 3 ft of tongue and a 3 ft lift arm is a lot of lever. I suspect you could lift the rear of the tractor with a 6 ft lever without straining.

Your idea is a pretty good one, my brother had a lift like that mounted in his pickup and it was very handy.
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Posted March 16, 2011 - 06:49 PM

Gave up on the HF lift at the moment. Trying to perfect the boom pole idea instead. There is a way to make this work, just need to noodle it some more.

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Posted September 17, 2011 - 04:31 PM

After all I went thru earlier, yesterday I got to bring home my original GT cherrie picker. This was built a number of years ago and used for moving complete motors, cars, and numerous items around when I lived in Wichita. My son no longer had a place to store it up there, so I went up and got it. This is a 4000 lb. hoist and has been used to pull complete 350 Chevy engines out with my old GTV/16. Had lots of ballast on the tongue. The lower frame is all 3X3 square tube. Has a pair of 16X6.50X8 for wheels. Does a fine job. I had almost forgotten about it.

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I can pick up a complete tractor with this thing.

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Posted September 17, 2011 - 05:14 PM

That looks like it would be easy to build if you had an engine hoist sitting around, extra wheels and tires, and a tongue. I like it!

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Posted September 17, 2011 - 10:06 PM

Why not add another axle to the trailer which should solve the weight transfer problem (if and) and mount the lift to one end then you'll have a space to set down what you lifted and take it to another location.

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Posted September 18, 2011 - 05:31 AM

tinner, the problem is it tries/does lift the back axle of the tractor when I extend the boom out for something heavy like a complete engine. Adding about 150 lbs. of ballast between the braces and lift mount took care of that. I don't really expect to be lifting anything that heavy any time soon. Sure will save the old back for some 'lighter' items though.

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Posted September 18, 2011 - 06:04 AM

That's a neat looking "tool" Kenny,I may have to copy that.




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