1987 - Volume #11, Issue #2, Page #23[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
3-Pt Hitch Boom Lift"It's the handiest piece of equipment on our farm," says Bertle Spence, Moscow, Idaho about his 3-pt. boom lift that'll lift over 3,000 lbs. at a full reach of up to 20 ft.
"We use it to pull motors from combines, to load and unload spray, fertilizer and seed hoppers on trucks, to carry combine headers in and out of the shop, to put up rafters, and for many other chores. It goes on and off the tractor quickly and stands alone on its own legs," says Spence.
The boom has a cylinder on the vertical arm and one on the horizontal arm that extends it in and out. When fully extended to the rear, it reaches 12 ft. at a height of 10 ft. off the ground. When extended straight up, it reaches 20 ft. For heavy loads, support legs can be placed on the ground.
Spence has put together plans for the lift listing all materials needed along with detailed diagrams. Plans sell for $12.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Bertle G. Spence, 3535 Spence Rd., Moscow, Idaho 83843 (ph 208 882-0750).
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