Discussion in 'The DIY Room' started by ~smokey~, Jul 22, 2020.
Thanks, Found it... ~smokey~
Eric VW got the mod powers goin on
Edit.. guess he found your tilde´
Thanks bud !
Time to start farting about with the crane, vertical post welded to the receiver hitch
About an inch of clearance next to the tailgate
Mocking up some of the vertical post parts
Winch is mounted to a receiver hitch and slips into a piece of Telespar bolted to the vertical post, held by a pin
From my junk pile a beefy lifting arm from an old hydraulic floor jack, should work good as a pivot
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"
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
Drilling the ends of the pins to accept these pull handles using thin rod makes installing/removing the pins a lot easier
Boom in the low and high position
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
Looks good... welcome to the gravity fighters club...
Thanks for sharing the project with us. It looks great.
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!
Here I thought another guy was mounting the HF crane thing to a receiver. Nope, very well thought out!!
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
You're welcome, glad you enjoyed it !
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...
Thanks cnice_37, why buy something from HF when you take things the hard way !