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Portable Scaffold Adjusts From 5 to 17 Ft
"It works great for shingling our house or garage, painting the barn, and other jobs," says Wayne Husak, of Neepawa, Manitoba, about the portable scaffold he and his father Peter built.
It consists of a 14-ft. long steel frame mounted on four wheels. A walkway mounts across the top of the frame and is supported by a telescoping leg at each end of the frame. A hand-cranked winch at the bottom of the frame is used to raise or lower the walkway (there are pulleys at the bottom of each leg). A 16-fi aluminum ladder is fastened upright at one end of the scaffold for access to the walkway.
Four home-built friction jacks - one on each corner of the frame - help level the frame and lock it into position to keep the scaffold stable. "We can set the walkway as high as 17 ft. or as low as 5 ft. off the ground. We insert safety pins on each leg in case the cable breaks," says Wayne.
The scaffold folds down for transport or storage. After Husak removes the walkway, he removes the pins from the legs, folds the legs inward on top of each other, and lays the platform on top of them.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Wayne Husak, Box 1288, Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada ROJ 1HO (ph 204 476-3868).

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1994 - Volume #18, Issue #4