Bumper Crane Build

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  1. eatonpcat

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    Thanks, Found it... ~smokey~
     
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    Thanks Eric
     
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  3. Chaz

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    Eric VW got the mod powers goin on
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    Edit.. guess he found your tilde´
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    Thanks bud !
     
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  5. ~smokey~

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    Time to start farting about with the crane, vertical post welded to the receiver hitch
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    About an inch of clearance next to the tailgate
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    Mocking up some of the vertical post parts
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    Winch is mounted to a receiver hitch and slips into a piece of Telespar bolted to the vertical post, held by a pin
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  9. ~smokey~

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    From my junk pile a beefy lifting arm from an old hydraulic floor jack, should work good as a pivot
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    The lifting arm is wedged between those two plates, I'm using the 2¼" O.D Telespar for the main boom with short sections of 2" Telespar slipped inside wherever it's bolted along with ½" I.D water pipe spacers to prevent the Telespar from crushing when tightened, the plates are 1/8" thick 5" x 8"
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    After 27 days working on the new bumper/crane build it's pretty much done, working on the pins to have two positions for boom height
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    Drilling the ends of the pins to accept these pull handles using thin rod makes installing/removing the pins a lot easier


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    Boom in the low and high position

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    The whole crane is a take down design for easier storage and makes for lighter pieces, the heaviest piece is the swivel at a reasonable 28 lbs, the whole crane including the winch weighs 80 lbs

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  12. Stinny

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    Looks good... welcome to the gravity fighters club... ;)
     
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    Thanks for sharing the project with us. It looks great.
     
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    Nice job! :handshake:
    So does the upright post get pinned to the bumper mount, or do you let it float so that when the truck squats with a load, you can still get the crane post out?
    Lets see a log hanging on that suckah now! :yes:
     
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    Here I thought another guy was mounting the HF crane thing to a receiver. Nope, very well thought out!!

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    Nice!!!
     
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    Thanks Stinny, I just wish I had some rounds to pick up with this thing I guess I'll have to settle for a drum full of steel :smoke:
     
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    You're welcome, glad you enjoyed it !
     
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    Thanks brenndatomu, the post sits on the ground and takes all the weight so the receiver hitch part works as a stabilizer, not sure if it makes much difference in the end but it's a much simpler build, I wish I had some rounds to play with but I'm looking forward to dragging wood out of the bush with this thing ! Drag Lift Chop Burn...
     
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    Thanks cnice_37, why buy something from HF when you take things the hard way !