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Old 11-11-2023, 06:41 PM
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Default Truck bed lift system

Came across various truck bed lift systems on YT. Anybody seen these in the wild? Looks simple enough and has some benefits over a truck crane. Thinking of fabricating something like this for my f250 flatbed, similar to last picture.
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Old 11-11-2023, 06:46 PM
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It reminds me a lot of old rigs with Gin Poles
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Old 11-11-2023, 06:55 PM
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I like that they can be folded away. I envision breakage due to overloading--I wonder if those pics are P-shopped...
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Old 11-11-2023, 07:33 PM
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I thought they looked pretty neat, as they can pick up and load right into the bed. Then it does lay flat and out of the way.



Wasn't photoshopped, I just took some screen shots from the yt videos. Wasn't sure if I should post links to them as they are commercial products. Most were rated at 2k pounds.
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Old 11-11-2023, 07:52 PM
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Old school Gin Pole rig
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Old 11-11-2023, 08:01 PM
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Can the gin pole setup load into the bed? I thought once setup, the poles are stationary, and you can only move things by hanging off the back of the truck and driving around.

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Old 11-11-2023, 08:14 PM
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Quick sketch, not to scale. Make the lift frame wrap around the end of the flatbed and have the hinge on top of the bumper. Use a horizontal dual acting cylinder to push outwards.
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Old 11-11-2023, 08:32 PM
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I have seen similar setups on utub for skiffs loaded in Europe . We use a 20-40 yard dumpster . They appear to use smaller . What about it MR. Ireland
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Can the gin pole setup load into the bed? I thought once setup, the poles are stationary, and you can only move things by hanging off the back of the truck and driving around.

Couple pics to clarify.
Look at the gin pole pic more closely it folds back over the cab and yes you can swing loads onto the bed.
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Look at the gin pole pic more closely it folds back over the cab and yes you can swing loads onto the bed.
Local mobile butcher had a gin pole setup on a pickup. He would use the poles to dump the gut pile out of the carcass and help with skinning, then fold the poles back to lay the carcass in the truck box. He was able to load two dressed carcasses into a 3/4 ton truck box before going to his shop to hang for further processing. I have no idea how he unloaded the carcasses at the other end though...
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