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#1 7point62fmj

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 04:14 AM

has any one welded their own.

I just have a hard time paying 400ish for a metal A frame with a I beam bolted on.

#2 WRX2FFU

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:41 AM

I have thought about it many times. If I did it I wouls want it moveable. Casters that would hold the weight of the crane and whatever I am lifting are expensive as hell. Thats what kept me from doing it.

I also want to build a rotiserire but have the same issue with the casters...

#3 monstaru

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 11:39 AM

casters are easy.........

4 of these....on each side.or 6 even.

i have a buddy that made one..just like anything else.overbuild it.************, i made some out of wood about 2 years ago.


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you can see them holding up the body.two 1000 pound tree traps, and the cheapo pulley system.......
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those casters are cheapos from harbor freight......

i have lifted engine trans combos, hung all kinds of ************ from them.....crazy stout......i mean, when i have a real shop, i will build a metal one.as to actually put a gantry on....but , thses work well in my situation right now.
cheers, brian

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#4 7point62fmj

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 10:38 PM

casters are easy.........

4 of these....on each side.or 6 even.

i have a buddy that made one..just like anything else.overbuild it.************, i made some out of wood about 2 years ago.


Posted Image

you can see them holding up the body.two 1000 pound tree traps, and the cheapo pulley system.......
Posted Image

those casters are cheapos from harbor freight......

i have lifted engine trans combos, hung all kinds of ************ from them.....crazy stout......i mean, when i have a real shop, i will build a metal one.as to actually put a gantry on....but , thses work well in my situation right now.
cheers, brian

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I am going to take a look at this when I am not at work with the filters blocking the pics.
Thanks




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