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Thread: Derrick rigging and redneck cranes

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    crack me up! It Worked!

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    If only for a sec...

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    I like this use of the Lewis Winch and a home-made log arch for loading logs, but I wonder if it was just for show?


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    That is a redneck version of a gin pole truck, they are awesome, but they do not self load. I had another thread about them and how i was planning on building one for my truck, and some of the ways to use them. I will be building one for this new truck now, but it will have to wait till i have some time...

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    https://www.masterblasterhome.com/sh...-trailer-build
    Kyle


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    I worked for years with one of those damn trucks. Raise the log, back the flatbed truck under, lower winch - rinse and repeat. Many times the entire crew had to jump on the front bumper to bring it down to earth. Cranes are soooo much better!!!

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    Yes, a crane sure beats a pole truck. Little bit of a price difference tho. I was planning on using it for way more than trees, mainly as a way to switch truck bodies depending on my job at the time, and the ability to lift things is a very nice extra bonus. For small fabrication stuff it would be awesome. And it still is far better than dicing it small enough and lifting by hand when doing trees.
    Kyle


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