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Old 02-18-2007, 03:05 AM
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Sometimes having some scrap iron around just gives me a rash.
So I have been working on this idea ever since I finished the Whiteboy Cherry Picker thread. I had to take time out to smell the Roses but I actually had this in mind back when I was smelting lead for the cherry picker counterweights; all that time I knew that I was probably wasting my efforts because this thing will displace all or some of the lead. But one does what one can.

So I gathered up some scrap iron, some parts & pieces. I cut two 5 foot sticks of 2x2x3/16ths square tubing, some 2 inch angle iron (also 3/16ths) some 3/8ths plate steel and I dug out an old idler sprocket, some #40 roller chain, some odd sized round bar stock (about 1 7/16ths diameter) that I found somewhere, some 2 inch structural tubing and some 1/2 inch flat bar & an assortment of nuts & bolts. Oh yeah - and that little left-over 3 ton ram that came from Kansas with the cherry picker parts.

In the interest of doing things backwards, I first went to work on this sprocket assembly. First I cut off a couple inches of the round bar and bored a 1 inch hole in one end; I needed it to be 1 1/32nds but I didn't have such a bit so I had to use my only 1 1/16ths instead. That worked well enough for my purposes here. Then I had to bore a 5/8ths" hole crossways to match the hole in the ram.

The idea was to wind up with something like the 3rd picture attached below.

And the 4th picture shows how that turned out. I am still trying to remember where I came up with that little sprocket; I suspect the chain was a discard worn out when my son was in his dirt bike phase, but the sprocket is a mystery. It is in pretty fair shape, the bearings still turn freely & the bore just happens to fit nicely on a 5/8ths bolt which is a nice coincidence since it matches the ram.

So then, I laid the assembled ram on the table & started arranging the pasts for the next step. Picture 5.

Yeah, I'm teasing ya'll a little bit & letting you guess where this is headed, the new guys at least. Those of you that sat through the cherry picker probably already know but I'm tired and it's getting along about my bedtime so we'll pick back up here next time.
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Old 02-18-2007, 07:08 AM
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looks like the makings of a white boy fork lift?
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Old 02-18-2007, 07:31 AM
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There is no prize and there is no test. Testing will be done by and for the operator only. lol

Hydraulic ladder? Over-evolved light bulb changer? Housing eviction tool? I know, measuring tool for toilet bowl float settings.

I can hardly wait for color.
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Old 02-18-2007, 08:14 AM
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Thanks Cutter......now I need to find me a ridding mower/4wheeler and get to work on one.......if/when that chain and sprocket give out on ya let me know and I'll raid my forklift parts and get ya some chain and a real cyl. head.
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Almost forgot....looks great keep da pics coming.....
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Old 02-18-2007, 11:15 AM
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That looks like a fun project cutter, keep the pics coming.

Oh, and for the rash, didn't hiway list some gloves for that 'tother day?
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Oh, and for the rash, didn't hiway list some gloves for that 'tother day?

OUCH!
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Old 02-18-2007, 12:24 PM
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Oh oh oh!!! I know where this is going!!!



For some reason, I feel like I've seen this before
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That ram doesn't look right with all that paint on it. Will you use some paint remover?
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Old 02-18-2007, 01:03 PM
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Then I needed some sort of knuckle capable of sustaining a fair-sized load, maybe 250-300 pounds, or so I thought at the time. I had several options but why not overkill? This thing doesn't have to be very precise & it's not a high-speed device so I used some 2 inch tubing and that 1 7/16ths round bar and some angle iron.

1. It attaches to the front of the frame I built earlier to support the counterweights.
2. The outside part of the knuckle is welded here.
3. Then I had to build up the angle iron to space out the the middle part a bit, so I ripped down a piece of angle on the old Delta SadSaw.
4. The center part welded in place.
5. The knuckle assembly. The "pin" fits a little bit loose; in fact, it's downright sloppy but then, so am I.
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That ram doesn't look right with all that paint on it. Will you use some paint remover?
Digr, some things in life you just have to learn to accept.
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