new trailer hoist

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by PatiosInstalled, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. PatiosInstalled

    PatiosInstalled LawnSite Member
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    i was tired of having to lift the tamp and other tools up and down every time we moved the tools. so i pick this crane up the other day and after fabricating it to the trailer and installing the winch i now have a hoist that can lift 1000lbs (although i don't think i would max it out) off the ground and place it on either side of the trailer and or in to the bed of the truck.


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  2. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
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  3. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    wow that is a good idea.. how did you do it? just buy a engine hoist and put a winch on it? looks like a great time for a trip to harbor frieght for stuff like that!!
     
  4. flairland

    flairland LawnSite Senior Member
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    Great idea, if it saves your back, its priceless.

    Off topic, but where did you get the 05' grill on your 03-04 truck done? How much did it cost? I think it looks awesome, I'd love to get that done on my 04'.
     
  5. PatiosInstalled

    PatiosInstalled LawnSite Member
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    i picked the hoist up on ebay when all said and done it ended up costing around $250. i also picked the 05 grill up on ebay a guy sells them on there, he cnc's them down so they will fit the 04 years it cost around $200-300 too and it only 5 mins to swap out.
     
  6. flairland

    flairland LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks for the info! Do you have any upclose pictures of the front of your truck so I can get a better view of the fit?
     
  7. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Good job, i love when someone figures out how to make things easy at a lower cost. I actually had a guy working for me few years ago that could pick up my stoll plate tamper( largeat one made ) and place it in the bed of my f-350. We called him Bubba!
    Mike
     
  8. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
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    out compsctor hoist is my mt-52

    we just haul it with the compactor in the bucket.
     
  9. KelleyZP

    KelleyZP LawnSite Member
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    ahhh- Harbor Frieght- a truly awesome store.. If youre ever looking for tools that you can actually use and not have to worry as much about losing/breaking them- then thats the place- neat items at low prices:dancing::cool2:
     
  10. SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES

    SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES LawnSite Senior Member
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    now if you can just engineer that to work with my enclosed trailer i will be gratious. Realy all i need to do is get a wheel kit for my wacker, but just don't want to spend the money. have any of you guys come up with a good way to move them around in less than ideal conditions.
     

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