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2000 - Volume #24, Issue #6, Page #04
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Turn Your Skid Steer Into A Mobile Crane

You can turn your skid steer loader into a mobile crane that lifts objects up to 31 ft. high, says Kasco Mfg., which introduced the "Kasco Krane" at the recent Farm Progress Show near Cantrall, Ill.
  The unit quick-taches to any skid loader equipped with a Bobcat-style universal hitch. It's built in three sections which can be manually slid in or out and locked into place by inserting a steel pin. The bottom section is hinged to the main frame and is raised or lowered by a cylinder that operates off a hydraulic outlet on the skid loader. Lift capacity ranges from 1,500 lbs. when retracted to 500 lbs. at full extension. Steel legs can be lowered to the ground to provide additional stability when lifting heavier loads.
  "It works great for construction on the farm such as roofing, truss installation, placing poles, laying pipe, and loading trucks, among other things," says inventor Phil Kasco.
  Sells for $1,895 plus S&H. The company also offers another model that isn't equipped with a hydraulic cylinder. It has two sections and lifts up to 22 ft. high, with a lift capacity up to 1,000 lbs. Sells for $895 plus S&H.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Kasco Mfg. Co., Inc., 170 W. 600 N., Shelbyville, Ind. 46176 (ph 317 398-7973).
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2000 - Volume #24, Issue #6