1999 - Volume #23, Issue #4, Page #19[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Truck - Mounted Scaffold Is Mobile, Safe
Feste Enterprises' prototype "Truck-Mounted Scaffolding" allows you to reach up to 21 ft. high.
Mounted in a 16-ft. long truck bed, the built-in ladder and frame of the scaffolding is made out of 1 by 2-in. tubing. It has a 6 by 8-ft. platform made from 3/4-in. plywood and a top railing made out of 1-in. sq. tubing.
The two legs are fitted with a 12-in. dia. steel wheel off an old IH combine pickup.
The scaffolding pins to the front of the truck box with six pins so it pivots up and down as the truck box is raised and lowered.
A boat winch attached to the scaffolding and box is used to level it. A safety chain on the scaffolding and "stops" fitted to the hydraulic hoist underneath the box ensure complete safety for workers, says inventor Clarence Feste.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Feste Enterprises, 1884 50th Avenue, Balaton, Minn. 56115 (ph 507 658-3591 or 836-8426).
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