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Old 06-23-2020, 05:05 PM
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I need to bring three W beams into the shop for processing, the largest is 24 feet long and weighs 1200 lbs.

I had the wheels for years, I knew they would be useful one day. The rest were scrap pieces of which I needed only four cuts on the saw.

The plan is to C clamp the beam to the dolly while the end overhangs the trailer. I will then lift the other end with my tractor loader and roll it up hill into the shop. I’ll report on how well it works or doesn’t after I use it.
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Old 06-23-2020, 05:08 PM
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It started hitting the fan in the 1950's https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nRnNDkHb0MU

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Old 06-24-2020, 06:51 AM
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that hurts my neck !!

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So you have 300 +/- Lb on each wheel, Looks like it should be reasonable. :-)
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Old 06-24-2020, 08:41 AM
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that hurts my neck !!

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Old 06-24-2020, 09:19 AM
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That will work very well, as long as the wheels roll. I had something similar at previous job. Most of the tine I didn’t have to clamp the beam to the wheel cart, but depending on what you have to roll over, would not hurt. Only used it when I had to get beams longer than 30’ in the shop. Under 30’ the jib boom we made for the forklift worked very well.


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Old 07-05-2020, 07:44 PM
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Here is a rigging that uses the tractor loader on the opposing end. This works good for heavy loads or rough/incline terrain. For level/smooth surfaces the dolly could be placed near the middle of the beam and rolled by hand.
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It started hitting the fan in the 1950's https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nRnNDkHb0MU

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Old 07-22-2020, 09:10 AM
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It would have been better if I had provided a bit more clearance under the saddle. Because of the low ride height I must be selective on the size of C clamp used and it must be placed on the leading edge of the saddle, otherwise they will scrape the ground.
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It started hitting the fan in the 1950's https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nRnNDkHb0MU

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Old 09-22-2020, 10:08 PM
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Turn the saddle up to TDC and clamp the beam in place , that should clear most things in your way . that is if you are going to use your tractor as the power / driver.
Looks great and you don't have to air the tires up before you use it, what's not to love about it.
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