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Trailer hitch mounted winch ideas wanted

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Oldskool

Looking good. That will be a nice multi use tool. Is it fixed solid or does it pivot?

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ebinmaine
1 hour ago, Oldskool said:

Looking good. That will be a nice multi use tool. Is it fixed solid or does it pivot?

Fixed solid. 

Could potentially turn it 90° one way or the other. 

 

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Stormin
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Your doing well Eric. Only thing I would do different would be to make it swing. You could then pick something up at the side, then swing it round above a trailer behind.

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ebinmaine
8 hours ago, Oldskool said:

pivot

 

2 hours ago, Stormin said:

make it swing

 

Well now....

Hadn't been in consideration when I designed the crane.  It was/is going to be 99% for lifting the trailer bed full of materials to dumping height. 

I figured the needed capacity at 600 lb. 

Bought a winch that can double that. And of course over-engineered the rest. 

 

As @OldWorkHorse Steve and I were mocking it up we realized how very heavy duty it would be. 

He came up with a plan to add jack stands of a sort to the back as well. 

The limiting factor will be the weight of the tractor and the 1200 lb winch rating. 

 

Later if desired I can easily swap out the winch. 

 

This is a machine I'll hopefully have for many years and multiple tractors/trucks. 

 

Having a pivot/swing point is a great idea. 

How would you go about making that happen?

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SylvanLakeWH

Easiest would be something like this:

 

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But you’ve got square stock... :eusa-think:

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ebinmaine
3 minutes ago, SylvanLakeWH said:

square

That would make it tough to turn...:occasion-snowman:

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SylvanLakeWH
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Could cut vertical, weld inside tube with larger “washer” on each square tube “side” and the whole vertical could pivot on tube with washers as base. Tube would be hidden... Drill some holes for pins to hold arm at at 90 / 45 / 0 degrees etc. or can use to swing...

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Oldskool

The easiest is to find a pipe that will fit in you square stock snug but still turn. Attach that to your hitch and slide your boom over it.

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Oldskool

Look up this lift.

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ebinmaine
3 hours ago, SylvanLakeWH said:

Could cut vertical, weld inside tube with larger “washer” on each square tube “side” and the whole vertical could pivot on tube with washers as base. Tube would be hidden... Drill some holes for pins to hold arm at at 90 / 45 / 0 degrees etc. or can use to swing...

 

2 hours ago, Oldskool said:

The easiest is to find a pipe that will fit in you square stock snug but still turn. Attach that to your hitch and slide your boom over it.

 

 

Seems a combo of those would be the way to get max strong-ness. 

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Stormin

 If you do as suggested, add a grease nipple, you call them zerks I think. Be easier for Trina to swing it. :handgestures-thumbup:

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ebinmaine

Finished up with the grinding and welding today on the main beams. 

 

 

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krystolo

Saw this number on the FB...

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ebinmaine
26 minutes ago, krystolo said:

this number

Interesting idea. Thanks for sharing.

Love how they have the hundred year old ice tongs holding up that block of whatever it is. 

 

:lol:

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Oldskool

Is this finished?

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ebinmaine
5 minutes ago, Oldskool said:

Is this finished?

No sir. More work on it this weekend....

 

Main vertical and horizontal beams are together. 

 

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ranger

Coming along nicely! If you wanted a swivelling boom, how about adding the rear hub assembly from a front wheel drive car. Some have a flange to attach to the suspension arm, plus the wheel mounting flange, it should be quite simple to fit between the base and the upright?

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Oldskool
50 minutes ago, ebinmaine said:

No sir. More work on it this weekend....

 

Main vertical and horizontal beams are together. 

 

Nice. As long as there is progress 😄

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ebinmaine
19 minutes ago, ranger said:

swivelling

I found some perfect sized plates in the scrap pile. 

Just need to get a piece of round rod for inside the vertical boom section. 

 

 

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20 minutes ago, Oldskool said:

Nice. As long as there is progress 😄

 

Been organizing the basement workshop a bit. That's excellent progress!

 

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ranger

If the two plates will be in face to face contact, on the top one cut a shallow, spiral ‘scroll’ with an angle grinder, and fit a grease nipple/ zerk. This will ensure grease is spread over the whole area when you grease it.

Doug.

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ebinmaine
3 minutes ago, ranger said:

If the two plates will be in face to face contact, on the top one cut a shallow, spiral ‘scroll’ with an angle grinder, and fit a grease nipple/ zerk. This will ensure grease is spread over the whole area when you grease it.

Doug.

I like that idea

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