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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"

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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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                  #9
                  Copied from chit chat.

                  Originally posted by alk1174 View Post
                  While we are on the tractor upgrades kick here's a few more of a receiver hitch mount and some forks. I made the hitch extension so that the ball mount would be parallel to the level indicator. You have to pat attention when moving trailers around on uneven ground so you don't get the ball mount to far out of parallel with the trailer and twist the coupler. The forks aren't the most heavy duty but serve my intended purpose and should be strong enough. The width aslo is not adjustable unless you add more mounting tabs but so far that's not been an issue.
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                    #10
                    Put the man lift in the fuck that column. I can see someone getting sling shot from one. Skid steers are not that smooth.

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                      #11
                      Boom lift for wheel loader.


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                          #13
                          I welded some 2x2 onto an old cherry picker, so I could put it in my receiver. Works great for axles. A 6.2/6l80e is way to much though ​​​​​​

                          Anyone done a log splitter for a skid steer? I've seen them where you control from the cab, but looks too slow, I've thought about one that uses the machines hydraulics, but has an external lever like any wood splitter. I'm not 100% sure how you could get the hydraulics to free flow with no one in the cab, but I'm sure there is a way.
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by YotaAtieToo View Post
                            I welded some 2x2 onto an old cherry picker, so I could put it in my receiver. Works great for axles. A 6.2/6l80e is way to much though ​​​​​​

                            Anyone done a log splitter for a skid steer? I've seen them where you control from the cab, but looks too slow, I've thought about one that uses the machines hydraulics, but has an external lever like any wood splitter. I'm not 100% sure how you could get the hydraulics to free flow with no one in the cab, but I'm sure there is a way.
                            Pretty sure they all do it, since that's a pretty standard thing to need when running a backhoe with it's own seat.

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

                            GO MINING

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                              #15
                              Double quoted somehow and can't get the Pic to delete

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                              Originally posted by Muckin_Slusher View Post

                              Pretty sure they all do it, since that's a pretty standard thing to need when running a backhoe with it's own seat.

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                              Most of my experience is on newer machines. So it may be a little more complex. But I'm sure it's doa

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