1992 - Volume #16, Issue #4, Page #07[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Nifty Pickup Boom"It's one of the handiest things on the farm. Lets one man handle bulky loads," says Frankie Lange, foreman of Twin Hats Ranch near Santa Rosa, Calif., about the hand-cranked pickup boom he mounted in the back corner of his pickup.
He made the boom out of 3-in. steel pipe bent to a right angle and strengthened by two cross braces. The base of the boom slips into a slightly larger pipe that's mounted permanently in the rear corner of the box (boom slips out in seconds when not needed or to move to another pickup).
A hand winch mounts on the back side of the boom arm and a cable runs up over a roller on top of the boom arm and a pulley at the end of the arm. The boom arm rotates 360?.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Frankie Lange, Twin Hats Ranch, 5850 Sonoma Mt. Road, Santa Rosa, Calif. 95404 (ph 707 527-7791).
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