Homemade Attachments for Forklifts Skidsteers and Other Equipment

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    Homemade Attachments for Forklifts Skidsteers and Other Equipment

    Post up your homemade attachments.

    Built a crane for my skid steer. Machine is rated around 2500 lbs load, 5000 lbs tipping. Mast is three stage telescopic. Has a lifting eye at the tip for slings, or can be used with a winch with the pulley at the tip. Using the winch would allow me to keep the boom vertical while lifting, thus avoiding having a heavy load very far in front of the machine (and tipping over...).

    Here's a lift at full extension. With the boom like this it measures 19 feet from the sheave wheel to the quick attach plate. I'm lifting a core of concrete that was drilled to gain access to a bank vault that had it's lock mechanism malfunction. By volume the core weighs 375 lbs.

    You can see there's not too much deflection in the boom. This is a worst case scenario with the boom fully horizontal. I drove back and forth with this load and slammed on the brakes. With this load I'm not even close to tipping or being unstable.

    By centering the sheave wheel in the tubing I can use the full range of motion (boom horizontal and boom fully vertical) without fear of binding the rope up.

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    "If she'll wink, she'll fuck"

    GO MINING

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    The boom is strong enough to tip the machine over (raise the back wheels off the ground). Tested by putting the boom tip under a heavy trailer and lifted until the rear wheels were off the ground.

    I'm able to pick up my truck so that the rear wheels of the truck are off the ground. I'm lifting the truck by a hitch in the truck's receiver. The distance from the skid steer's front wheel center to the lifting point is 10 1/2 feet. This is near the tipping point of the machine. The truck is 5800ish lbs, so I'm guessing that at the hitch I'm lifting 2500 or more lbs. I'm impressed.

    Also pics of "recovery" setup. I'm going to make a tooth foot so I can jam the thing into the ice in winter to use as a tow truck to pull out stuck vehicles.

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    "If she'll wink, she'll fuck"

    GO MINING

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      #3
      ...and the reason I built it, to bring my snowblower up/down from my flat roof.

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      "If she'll wink, she'll fuck"

      GO MINING

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        #4
        Truck front end fixture for body working t680 hoods.

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          #5
          Heres a boom i made for my "Yard Tractor". It has moved dozens of axles across town, and tons of engines and other heavy equipment. This pic is when we moved my buddies rockwell buggy project across town. The rock wells and 46" bajas were just heavy enough that we could push up on the rear of the buggy and lift the rear tires. It was just a light toyota buggy after all. My other buddie with a bronco wanted to use it so he welded some mounts to his axle also. Its just a 20' piece of seamed 1.75" .120 wall bent in a U.

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            #6
            I'm going to break this back apart sooner or later, probably put a gin pole on a $300 truck versus having the capitol and monthly expense tied up in a truck I can't wheel with 700lbs on one side

            also going to buy a skid steer or loader soon

            this was good when I needed it

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ID:	29796 I built this attachment using some scrap and a derelict cherry picker. I swapped the cylinder out for a pneumatic one. Controls for the cylinder and the hoist can be operated on the lift or on the ground.

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                #8
                Made a bosun's chair to change out a clothesline and a million other jobs. Seat is LVL beam. Version 2.0 will be a small standing manbasket, like 20x20 inches with a railing or a more comfortable seat with a strap so you can more easily do work using both hands.

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                "If she'll wink, she'll fuck"

                GO MINING

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