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Old 07-23-2012, 05:37 PM
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Shop hoist dimensions?

Hey everyone...does anyone have dimensions for a heavy duty shop crane?

I have a 3ton long arm jack and want to build a *knock down* shop crane instead of buying one of those cheap, fold up deals that dont really save much space. My shop is pretty tiny, I want to make one that comes apart into separate components and stand them up in the corner or in an oil drum. I had detailed drawings of a dandy unit I rented once, but lost them and dont want to drop another $50 on a rental when I can buy steel with it.

I'm more or less concerned with the footprint, overall height of the mast, length of the beam or arm (fully closed and fully extended) and its service height (low position). If anyone can help me out with some of these dims, I can work out the rest

Thanks in advance

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Old 07-24-2012, 04:59 PM
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Go back to the rental yard with a six pack, plunk it down on the counter and say "Hey guy. Do you mind if I measure your hoist?" I'll bet that will get you the answers you want.
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