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Old 02-25-2008, 08:13 AM
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Default Hiways Jib Crane. The Picking Up and The Putting Down

Well as things have progressed so far, the Jib Crane has found it's new home at the country place, still sitting in/on the trailer waiting for next weekend for another go at it.

Having decided to load and carry it on the 12' trailer, I found it to be a less than stellar ride back down to I.B. . As the load was almost perfectly balanced on the trailer because of size and leaving little weight on the tongue, I did have to keep my speed down to the 50 mph mark all the way back because of sway. Lessons that had been learned in the past didn't seem to play on this trip for some reason. But the load did make it back with me, the trailer and the Jib still in place.

When I first heard of the crane for sale, thanks Chumly, thanks Rod, and after looking at the pictures, I missed the true nature of it's true size and heft. Even after downloading the pdf. file that the owner had sent me in advance, I guess I was still off in my assumptions of it's size.

But, after loading it on my trailer, I had to adjust my reality to fit the true nature of the beast. This thing is huge. I've used bigger, I seen much larger, but in terms of what I had hoped to find and setup at the farm, it's a beast and for the price paid and the cost of getting it to the farm, a true steal.

In addition to adding a support pad for the jib, I've decided to add a slab to that portion of the shop front about 30' wide and 20' long with the Jibs pad far away enough from the shops front wall as to allow room for the back end of the boom to easily miss the shop by a good 3' or so.

more to follow soon.....
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:22 AM
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Jef I should have rolled out and gone with you..

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Old 02-25-2008, 08:32 AM
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Jef, You have equipment to set that thing ? Be careful when you do that thing is heavy. Looks like one of rod's converters may be the best way to drive the electrics .Heck there went all the OT money for the pad.
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:51 AM
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Dat is a beefy baby for sure. I like it. Now, you just need a jib crane to unload your jib crane. I know I did.
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:56 PM
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Sometimes you have to get things ready for the big parade on Saturday by doing all the grunt work during the week.

Over the years, I've managed to slowly get rid of by selling or trading off those things that would have made this task much easier, but with a little time and effort, the plan will come together and be a done deal.

I am happy with it's size though, as once it is in the ground and working, loading and un-loading most of anything will be a no-brainer.
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:41 PM
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LOL...that is funny!
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Dat is a beefy baby for sure. I like it. Now, you just need a jib crane to unload your jib crane. I know I did.
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:56 AM
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LW,
I just got into to this late, but do you have the foundation
figured out yet ?
seeing how this is a gorbel,go to gorbel.com and it will reveal the foundation
requirements plain as can be.

"more to follow soon....."

What ? do you want another one ? .....
i've got 2 more sitting in the weeds.

aaahh come on, you really need another one.

tnx
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Old 02-26-2008, 08:15 AM
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I just got into to this late, but do you have the foundation
figured out yet ?
seeing how this is a gorbel,go to gorbel.com and it will reveal the foundation
requirements plain as can be.
Digger D', I have a pdf. of what would be considered the owners manual installation manual. Tells and shows how to have the steel placed in the concrete pad for the Jib, what size it should be, size bolts and how to plumb it vertical etc etc.

I have as much info as needed for setting it up.

It's getting it done that will be the challenge.

As far as needing another one, I think not. lol But thanks for askin.
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Old 02-27-2008, 03:53 PM
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I guess I was still off in my assumptions of it's size.
LOL I did that with a presser washer on Ebay once, and a gear reduction thingy I thought I might use on the BBQ Both turned out to be waaay to big

P.S. Anybody need a 375/1 speed reducer?
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:06 PM
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Digger , I will be interested in one of those , once the snow stops , Looks like you got 12" up there on 24's snowfall map tonight at 6pm .
Jef , that will be a big pour to do its foundation . Have fun and don't forget the pictures Dan
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