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building a truck crane

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Morrissey snow removal, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
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    i am going to build t truck crane on my flatbed out of an old 6000 lbs motor lift and i need some ideas on how to make it swivel? thanks for any help
     
  2. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
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    Is it gonna be electric swivel or manual
     
  3. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
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  4. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
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    Big pipe, little pipe
     
  5. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
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    inside one another i thought of that
     
  6. alldayrj

    alldayrj PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,096

    maybe snag something off of a bucket truck, burned up mini ex, something pre existing will definitely save you some trial and error
     
  7. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
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    i would like to find a heavy duty swivel pate off something
     
  8. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
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    I woo take a pic of what might work for you. Possibly tonite
     
  9. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
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    Sorry. Will not woo. Damn DROID and thumbs don't mix.
     
  10. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
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    thank u that would be apprecitated
     
  11. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
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    Got home too late. Too dark down in the barn. I will get you one though.
     
  12. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
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    no problem thank u
     
  13. vinnys

    vinnys Senior Member
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    Harbor Freight. $169.00 Bolt on and go.
     
  14. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
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    i looked at them i need something to pick up 1500 lbs with ease
     
  15. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
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    Cut a trailer axle to length, mount it vertically with the "wheel side" down, bolted to the bed. ???
     
  16. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
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    i dont think that would handle it i would like to use what i have and modify it ill get a pic of it
     
  17. A.M.Canfora

    A.M.Canfora Member
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    I'm currently building one for my pick up truck, I used two winch bearings that i built a base around and machined a steal shaft that slides into a piece of 2x2x 1/4" that I am building the crane out of this way it will turn with ease.
     
  18. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
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    do u have a pic of it
     
  19. A.M.Canfora

    A.M.Canfora Member
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    I will post pics tonight.
     
  20. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
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