2014 - Volume #38, Issue #5, Page #29[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Shop Engine Hoist Mounts On Pickup, Loader Forks
“I can take it with me down the highway or use it in my barnyard or shop,” says Haley.
He removed the base from the hoist and made a bolt-on steel mounting plate that fits the receiver hitch socket on back of his pickup. A short length of 3/4-in. dia. pipe that’s welded to the plate is used to hold the jack handle.
He also made a receiver hitch socket that bolts onto forks on his front-end loader. The socket is welded to the middle of a 1-ft. long, 3 1/2-in. wide steel plate with holes drilled through it. Holes are also drilled through the forks, which are spaced about 5 in. apart.
Chains are used to support the hoist on both the pickup and the tractor.
“It makes the hoist much more versatile, especially when a tractor isn’t available or isn’t practical to use,” says Haley. “One time I used it on the pickup to help my friend, who lives many miles away, remove a wood-fired boiler from his basement through a bulkhead. I’ve used it with the pickup to set up a standby power generator for our local fire department and to load a portable cement mixer in back of my pickup. I’ve also used the pickup to transport a 500-lb. wood planer down the highway, and then used the loader tractor to lift it high up into my barn.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Glenn Haley, 52 Putney Rd., Andover, N.H. 03216 (ph 603 455-5373; firstname.lastname@example.org).
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