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Forum: Fabrication 10-13-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 94
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Posted By Spencer
The tethered remote control for the winch easily...

The tethered remote control for the winch easily unplugs and will be stored in the glove box of the truck.

The power cable unplugs from the winch too and for now I'm going to keep in unplugged to...
Forum: Fabrication 10-13-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,423
Posted By Spencer
Before I went ahead and unloaded the ballast from...

Before I went ahead and unloaded the ballast from the bed, I wanted to start toying with how I could possibly add an outrigger in the future.

I had originally used 2" square tubing with a 1/4"...
Forum: Fabrication 10-13-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,423
Posted By Spencer
The suspension on the truck definitely sank quite...

The suspension on the truck definitely sank quite a bit as I started winching. The ballast had been sitting there so long that it had kind of become part of the Earth.

Once the ballast had been...
Forum: Fabrication 10-13-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,423
Posted By Spencer
I made a concrete ballast for my New Holland...

I made a concrete ballast for my New Holland tractor back in 2004. I couldn't remember how much it approximately weighed, so I just went and looked up the original post I made about it over at...
Forum: Fabrication 10-13-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,423
Posted By Spencer
I actually had installed this winch on the crane...

I actually had installed this winch on the crane right before I decided to cut the old rusty truck bed off, so I literally had to unwire it just a few days after I wired it up the first time.

At...
Forum: Fabrication 10-13-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,423
Posted By Spencer
Thank you, the bed and crane are worth more than...

Thank you, the bed and crane are worth more than the truck itself, so I don't have a whole lot more planned.

I will elaborate in the next post about the electric winch I just finished wiring up...
Forum: Fabrication 10-13-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,423
Posted By Spencer
Agreed, I'd like to have some removable sides to...

Agreed, I'd like to have some removable sides to put in the stake pockets. I'd actually love to weld some up out of aluminum, but I fear if I didn't have a way to lock them in place they would get...
Forum: Fabrication 10-10-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,423
Posted By Spencer
Here are some more photos showing how it looked...

Here are some more photos showing how it looked when I picked it up. I had only brought them the base for the crane, which is why you don't see the crane itself in these photos.
Forum: Fabrication 10-10-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,423
Posted By Spencer
Due to the potential challenges of adding the...

Due to the potential challenges of adding the necessary reinforcement needed for the crane and how that may interfere or complicate the installation of the new aluminum bed, I decided to just pay the...
Forum: Fabrication 10-08-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,423
Posted By Spencer
In the end, that was my logic exactly. My...

In the end, that was my logic exactly.

My biggest concern with going with the aluminum bed was some of the extra challenges that would be involved to mount the crane. I was so concerned in fact,...
Forum: Fabrication 10-08-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,423
Posted By Spencer
I believe this was one of the first, if not the...

I believe this was one of the first, if not the first time I had used the crane to lift the snow blower up into the bed, which was back in December 2017.

I thought I had some other photos...
Forum: Fabrication 10-05-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,423
Posted By Spencer
I may be one of the only ones that got your pun. ...

I may be one of the only ones that got your pun. The Evolution saw worked quite well for the demo of the old bed.

As far as the second meaning of 'Evolution', here are some photos taken while I...
Forum: Fabrication 10-05-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,423
Posted By Spencer
Yes, it worked just fine for the snowblower. Due...

Yes, it worked just fine for the snowblower. Due to the length of the arm on the crane, I did have to pull the snowblower in towards the middle of the pick up bed just a little bit to avoid hitting...
Forum: Fabrication 10-04-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,423
Posted By Spencer
Truck bed got too rusty.

Truck bed got too rusty.
Forum: Fabrication 05-26-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,069
Posted By Spencer
I'm way out of practice on my welds. It helps...

I'm way out of practice on my welds. It helps when I can use the lift to get things at a comfortable height, but most of today's welds had to be done kneeling on the floor. I was so bent over that...
Forum: Fabrication 05-26-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,069
Posted By Spencer
Wow, simply amazing. I wish some of you guys...

Wow, simply amazing.

I wish some of you guys could have experienced a before and after, to see how much better this works.

Awesome solution proposed by gimpyrobb.
Forum: Fabrication 05-26-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,069
Posted By Spencer
I probably should have taken it for a test drive...

I probably should have taken it for a test drive before painting the underside, but it is late.

Test drive coming up momentarily.
Forum: Fabrication 05-26-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,069
Posted By Spencer
I think I'm going to use two trailer Jack's to...

I think I'm going to use two trailer Jack's to act as the brakes.

My local TSC didn't have two of the same kind that I'll need, so tomorrow I'm going to head up to the other form store and see...
Forum: Fabrication 05-26-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,570
Posted By Spencer
Welcome to the forum. I can't help you with your...

Welcome to the forum. I can't help you with your question, but I will follow along on your adventure, if you do in fact end up building one of these.
Forum: Fabrication 05-26-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,069
Posted By Spencer
It has been way too long since I've busted out...

It has been way too long since I've busted out this Evolution saw.

It made quick and easy work of this cut.
Forum: Fabrication 05-26-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,069
Posted By Spencer
Both spacers are in place.

Both spacers are in place.
Forum: Fabrication 05-26-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,069
Posted By Spencer
I was measuring the wrong spot on the base when I...

I was measuring the wrong spot on the base when I came up with the 3" of clearance at the front. Those fixed wheels at the front are lower than the rest of the frame.

I've decided to add in some...
Forum: Fabrication 05-26-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,069
Posted By Spencer
Yes, the existing two separate swivel casters...

Yes, the existing two separate swivel casters that were on the back of this were too difficult to get synchronized and rolling in the same direction. Hopefully, this steering mechanism from the...
Forum: Fabrication 05-25-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,069
Posted By Spencer
Well that's all for tonight. I'm going to let...

Well that's all for tonight. I'm going to let the top coat of paint under the crane frame dry overnight.

Tomorrow I'll clamp the front of the forks to the crane counterweight now that I've...
Forum: Fabrication 05-25-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,069
Posted By Spencer
I've never taken one of these apart before, or...

I've never taken one of these apart before, or even seen the undercarriage.
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