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Old 04-02-2007, 04:46 PM
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Has anyone built one, I want to shingle the house, have a tractor/loader. Thought I could weld up a 8'-12' lg platform 3' w, use it to work off of.

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Old 04-02-2007, 07:29 PM
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I built one for a forktruck... 7x4 with a 4' railing. just some tubing for a structure and a 2x plank floor, nothing particularly exciting.
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:57 PM
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KD49, I have one also,all aluminum, fork pockets on all sides, 4' railings on 3 sides and a chain gate on the other. Very useful on my skid steer. Unfortunately I bought this one from a manufacturing plant maintenance guy. It is very well built and for the price I paid, I wouldn't even attempted to build one like it. I will try to get pictures of it tomorrow and post for you.
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Old 04-02-2007, 10:32 PM
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Find yourself an old combine header. Torch all the junk off you don't want and you'll have a platform with three sides from about 10'-36' depending on what you get. I wouldn't be surprised you could find one for free. Bonus is you'll get a bunch of scrap iron with it.
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Old 04-03-2007, 08:26 PM
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KD49, here is the platform I mentioned yesterday. It is only good for one person but it suits my needs fine. I'm sure you could expand on it for more room. If you have any questions feel free to ask away.
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Old 04-03-2007, 09:38 PM
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Has anyone built one, I want to shingle the house, have a tractor/loader. Thought I could weld up a 8'-12' lg platform 3' w, use it to work off of. Thanks in advance. KD
I made a roofing platform for my Case 580. It's like clamp on forks made of 4" channel that are 20" long w/12' 2x10 rough planks bolted to the forks. Also has brackets up & to the rear that support a 20"x 12' workbench over the top of the bucket. Like working from pump jacks. especially useful working the eves then use roofing brackets to go up the roof. I park it in place, level L to R with the backhoe outriggers & access from a ground ladder. Having spent many years working on pipe scaffold outriggers as a bricklayer I find 20" width plenty to work from, others may vary. I also find the extra length handier than a more square platform such as a manlift basket. Mine has no railings but could add rings for safety belt easily. Has other uses such as welding, carpentry, painting, picking my walnuts, etc. MikeD74T
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Old 04-04-2007, 06:40 PM
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I shingled a roof using my tractor and frontend loader. I have some forks that are easily attached to the loader. Then I made an 4x8 platform to fit the forks. I used this to move the shingles to the roof and to start the first few rows before I worked off the roof. The shop is 12' high. The rails are spaced 4' wide (outside) and extend 51" from the loader lip to the tip of the rails. The rails extend to the rear of the bucket and have a few links of chain and a welded bolt for attachment. It works pretty good. I originally used it to move hay but now I use it for all sorts of jobs. I have attached a picture. If you care for a picture off the loader let me know.

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Old 04-05-2007, 03:20 PM
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Thanks Aero Commander and all. V. G. advise. Mike, I had to draw a picture, the idea of a work bench on the rear is . Cavalry, can you tell me more? I like the "nothing exciting" part, picture?

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Old 04-05-2007, 05:57 PM
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sorry i'd get pics but its at work up buried in the back of the warehouse somewhere. Its simmilar in concept to idigdirt's but made from steel 2" square tubing. mine has rigid railing all the way around except for 24" in the center that has a drop gate(I find it unnerving to lean against chain 20' in the air). Mine also has pieces of 8" channel on the 2 long sides for forks to fit in. I put a 4"x4" tray the length of one side for parts. One other feature to speak of is safety chains so there is no way it can slide off the forks (think real dumb operator)
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