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I just started another project here in the shop. I am taking a forestry type setup and converting into a short wheel base rearmount.

I just boxed in the back of the frame and added some stiffeners in the frame where the bolts clamp around the frame.
 

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I bought 4, gonna keep one as soon as I find the best one.
 
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Its an old cotton mill built in the early 1800's. It is actually 2 stories tall with all that hand laid stone.
 
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Yes they are all under CDL and I will rearmount them all. 2 short ones 86" cab to axle and 2 standard length.
 
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When you mount the lift behind the rear axle you gain a bunch of working height by not having to work over the cab or chip box. The shorter, the easier to manuever and it lightens them up alot.

A lift/chip box combo is worthless doing residential tree work in my opinion. If you ever used a rearmount you would hate dragging that chip box all around with you.
 

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Yeah, I've only ever done real tree work out of my Genie. Only flow 2 bucks, Mat 3 center/rear mount and a forestry Altec, both 75'ers.
 

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Ooops, I fergot I ran Brian's old truck for 2-3 minutes to retrieve a throwbag I lost the day or two before.
 
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When you mount the lift behind the rear axle you gain a bunch of working height by not having to work over the cab or chip box. The shorter, the easier to manuever and it lightens them up alot.

A lift/chip box combo is worthless doing residential tree work in my opinion. If you ever used a rearmount you would hate dragging that chip box all around with you.
I agree.

It's way better when you can back a dedicated chip truck and chipper into a much more ideal location for running brush through the chipper. With a chip box, you always end up dragging stuff around the back.
 

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id much rather have 2 trucks and drivers. its nice having a back up on occasion when theres just a little more but hardly worth dumping. thats the rare scenario, wish id have gotton a rear mount
 
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Willie, your Altec LB650 is easily rearmounted too.
 

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ive actually looked it over and figured the same. need a set of rear out riggers. still havent painted my chip truck yet:dur: maybe ill tackle that some day
 

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the 5.9 12valve is a little weak for all that steel. does fine empty at 22k pounds but a chipper and/or load of chips drags her down. prolly feel like a power house with out that box. love to see pics as the project moves along, specially if you run into unexpected problems
 
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We have done a few of these before. Kinda cookie cutter stuff so I hope we don't have any problems.

This truck will get an extra set of outriggers also
 

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what do you use to lift the boom and where do you lift from? seems the hardest part would be turning the boom around
 
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We are gonna have to have a crane come in. Rig it around the base with a tether out to the knucles to keep it level.
Drive the truck out and then back it back in the other side. Easy peasy as they say.
 

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id love to see pics of the rigging when you do it and if the crane has a scale what the weight of your boom assembly is
 
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