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Pickup-Mounted Crane
"It's the most affordable and versatile heavy-duty crane ever built," says John D. Allen, manufacturer of the new pickup-mounted Porta Crane that attaches and detaches in less than 5 min. to a 3/4 or 1-ton pickup to handle almost any lifting chore.
"Large farmers are interested in it for their own farms while others want to use it to earn income by hiring out to farm builders for use in setting up trusses or constructing grain bins, or other such chores," says Allen.
Powered by an 18-hp. Briggs and Stratton engine, the 42-ft. crane arm can lift up to 1,000 lbs. at the horizontal and as much as 5,000 lb. close in to the truck. It swivels a full 180? operated by remote controls that let one person handle awkward loads from any vantage point. A "man basket" is available to allow you to use it in place of scaffolding and ladders.
The crane stabilizes itself with hydraulic 14-ft. outriggers that self-level on uneven ground. The outriggers swing in next to the truck for transport. They're also used to de-mount the crane.
"Truck cranes sell for $60,000 to $120,000. Just the boom alone for a truck crane sells for $10,000," says Allen who sells the Porta Crane complete for $16,000. A trailer-mounted model, which swivels 360? is also available.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Nore Industries, 5250 D. Hwy. 50 East, Carson City, Nev. 89701 (ph 702 883-0405).

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1986 - Volume #10, Issue #2