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Old 04-01-2012, 04:23 AM
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Gantry cranes are nice for what they are designed to do. lifting .

They are not really supposed to be used for transporting a load from point A to C

I need to be able to swing from outside into the shop. Granted a off road Fork lift would be ideal or even a Boom Truck.

Thing is not everybody that might need to unload things can operate said equipment although most claim they can do anything.

I had looked into removing the overhead door going to 2 swinging barn doors with a notch for a I beam in the center but that just seems like a lot more work and expense.
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Old 04-01-2012, 04:21 PM
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At an engine machine shop that I've been to a couple of times they have I-beam [center of building] and c-channel [outside wall] with an H type frame between the two [one on each side of I-beam] to move engines etc. On the H-frame is another smaller I-beam with an electric lift that can move on rollers to access through a sliding door whatever is on a truck parked outside. Pretty ingenious homemade system. If I remember and can get permission I'll take pics.

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Old 12-13-2012, 09:15 AM
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I use my engine hoist for lifting just about everything.
One of the wheels was screwed when I bout it used and, since my Jeep sits to high, I put larger wheels on it.

Harbor Freight carries a 10" pneumatic caster tire that should roll fairly well on most surfaces.

http://www.harborfreight.com/10-inch...ter-38944.html
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:08 AM
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Can it be built into your shop/shed structure?heavier beam across your door maby,lot of work if you need it to be stand alone but if you have uprights somewhere that you can run an RSJ across.
Very common here to run an RSJ between uprights and block&tackle or elec winch but i guess most buildings are way over spec and very high to start.
no easy solution i guess
Forklift would be nice but as you say not all can use and damb sure the odd time you need it i does'nt start
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:58 PM
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Seen this and thought of you,not sure if you have such things over there and prob need bigger wheels but an idea


link gone sorry

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Old 12-18-2012, 09:24 PM
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http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=167861
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:52 AM
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Although granted a nice mobile "A" frame gantry.. the design sucks .. weird scenario ..

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Old 12-19-2012, 08:42 AM
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i liked the mobility part
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:20 PM
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This was my solution.



only lifts 20,000# but has no trouble with gravel driveways.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:06 PM
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Funny, this subject is going on on three different sites I frequent right now. Everyone is wanting some kind of crane/hoist thingy right now, including me.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:58 PM
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sky hook

My ex wife always refered to a sky hook and a come along. One of the slickest setups i ever saw was a horizantal I beam setting on 2 verticle H beams setting a foot or so off the garage wall just framing the outside of the overhead door 10 or 12 feet clearance under the beam. Pretty much always there and always out of the way. really slick IMHO

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