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Old 02-13-2008, 01:13 AM
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Cool Jib Crane Complete

I have finally completed my jib crane. Finished it up around 6 this evening. It is based on a 16'- 2 ton Gorbel design.....although the way it was done, I have no doubts it would handle much, much more. Well, it would if the column could hold it up.

Basics: W10x22 beam @16' ....5/8" wrecker cable for the top support...2 ton Jet trolley and a 3 ton Chicom TSC chain hoist. Figured if I had to go Chicom, best go with a heavier one. The turnbuckle is a 1" x 12" beefy sucker.

The swivels were all machined by our very own Wyoming. Roy did a bang up job on everything...esp since it all worked as planned. (Thanks again, Roy.) The swivel brackets are made of 1"x 5" plate and are bolted to the column. The swivel barrels are 4.5" solid round and they are extremely heavy. Beam bolt plate is 3/4 and the cable mounts are 3/4 on top and 1/2 on the beam.

Here is how it turned out. I have more pics of the build up if anyone wants to see a few.
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:50 AM
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Whoa! Drool, drool, slobber, slobber.
Nice crane Don, that'll come in handy, for sure.

How's the expansion plans coming?


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Old 02-13-2008, 02:12 AM
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Thanks, Dave.

Expansion plans are being made...just no money being made to get anything started. I still have a couple of things to work out, but it looks like the plans will all work out like I want. Hope so. A 2000sf plus shop would be very cool.
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Don,
Lets not leave out those U. S. Postal Service gals out your way. Bet they are still pissed at the two of us! Thank God for Priority Mail Flat Rate shipping! 2000s.f. is way too small!
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Well done Don. And not one comment about the paint..
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that just may be the handiest thing in your shop!
nice job!
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Old 02-13-2008, 09:06 AM
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If you expand that shop again DDA, you are going to need another jib crane. That or maybe a bridge crane.:evil: Now that would be a how to thread. Looks great though. The Safety Yellow paint color is a nice touch.
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Looks good DD. We have rain coming up, now go pull an eng........lol
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How much weight can safely be put on the building structure? I have the same type of building and wanted to do something similar but I was afraid of overloading the structure. 1000 lbs at the end of that boom would have a large moment.

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Old 02-13-2008, 10:02 AM
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Thanks, guys. I think I am really going to like it..well my back will anyway.


Roy, yes, they must get mention as well. The little old blue haired old ladies in the Post Office still look at me sideways. I wish I had kept the box weights....seems like it was well over 160#.:evil:


Tube, my building was specifically made with tha jib in mind. I set the big column in the middle specifically for a 2t crane. I believe it will handle a bit more, but not that much. Unless it was made for it, the standard beams they use in metal buildings will not handle much wieght. According to the Gorbel charts, a 1/4 t load at 16' will exert 4285# of combined push and pull on a column. 8' will get you about 1767#. Mine on the other hand will exert 15067#.
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