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Would this work ?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by mpgall26, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. mpgall26

    mpgall26 Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    After spending half the winter with a T-shirt on and spreader in the back of 2500HD (short bed) I need a way to get a 1.5yd salt dogg in & out for next year. I only want it in when I'm using it and have no overhead options for hoists ect. Relying on other people stinks and I was thinking the reach and height are both there, or so it seems. Thoughts?


    Ideal for lifting and transporting automotive and and truck
    engines, transmissions, etc.
    Includes heavy steel hook with safety latch.
    Roller bearing mounted heavy-duty swivel casters with
    safety brakes to prevent movement when in locked position.
    Safety brake on casters to prevent movement when in
    locked position.
    Max boom length when fully extended is 76". This shop
    crane extends out further than any model we've seen.
    Boom extends from 49" to 76"
    Base legs extend from 60" to 80"
    Width of legs retracted - 26"
    Width of legs fully extended - 33"
    Roller bearing swivel casters
    Capacity -
    4400 lbs. 1st position
    3300 lbs. 2nd position
    2200 lbs. 3rd position
    1100 lbs. 4th position
    Max Boom Height -
    80" 1st position
    98" 2nd position
    105" 3rd position
    112" 4th position

  2. mpgall26

    mpgall26 Senior Member
    Messages: 228

  3. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I think a few guys use those. As long as it goes up high enough it will be fine. Weight isn't the issue.
  4. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    It might work if you rig it just right with a short chain under the hold down pins to get your height.Not the most practical way but with some ingenuity,I can see it happening.
  5. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,248

    Get 3 other guys and pull it out. Or make a platform for it to sit on that is bed level, back up to it and push it out. If you are real lazy get a cheap little winch and hook it to the salt platform and pull it out of the bed that way.