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Old 03-25-2012, 09:11 AM
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Jib crane/hoist ??

I keep having days where I need to load or unload a trailer or truck I don`t plan on anything over 2000 pounds but I rather overkill then watch things break.

Thinking about pouring a cubic yard of concrete as the base. Which will be tied into a 9 yard pad Getting a whole truck load.

I am not quite sure of the best way then to make the mount for the crane itself

Pipe of suitable size in concrete

Pipe with a flange drilled and tapped to just bolt the crane fast.

Anything in the concrete will have anchors to hold the whole thing together.

Not really worried about anything but just the base for when the concrete is poured.

Any ideas are a help.
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:34 AM
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Jib cranes are not that expensive and can be found as surplus fairly easily. I would not consider building one. I would recommend you find one that you can confirm the manufacturer/model and use the manufacturer recommendations for foundation. Im not sure where Tripoli is in relation to Cleveland, OH but I have found a lot of good deals on equipment at HGR. www.hgrinc.com
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:42 AM
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...so a free standing column?
How high the Jib, how long?
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:58 AM
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http://www.amazon.com/Vestil-Floor-M.../dp/B000N4PJEA

http://www.hoistsdirect.com/Abell-Ho...FUgQNAodmD9M5g

Not a recommendation as I just found the above links by doing a Google search. You could probably find one used for under $1500 and maybe even get a hoist with it. HGR does not have much in stock right now but I have seen many come through their business. I just get nervous with stuff hanging overhead.
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:04 PM
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How about the Harbor Freight Bridge Crane. Has wheels and all. Adjustabel height, and wide enough to span a truck.



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Old 03-25-2012, 01:32 PM
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over all height will not be more than 9'

i need to get in a 10' high door

I have not figured out the length but I don`t think more than 10' to 12' however much swing I need to get from the outside. to the inside shop floor.

I know me I would never be able to get the gantry crane to where I need it.

This idea is for fast and quick lifts when someone drops something to heavy also nice for them to unload when I am not home.
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:30 PM
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Go to this website. There is a lot of good information.

http://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/...ight=jib+crane


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Old 03-25-2012, 05:31 PM
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Go to this website. There is a lot of good information.

http://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/...ight=jib+crane


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I think he is wanting to do a free standing jib. That post on SFT is about a jib mounted to a building column.
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:06 PM
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I might be missing something your looking for but just a thought I needed the same thing and ended up with a engine crane on wheels. Folds up stores nicely, can roll it out the truck or trailer and unload whatever and roll it to where I need it and Im not confined to loading or off loading in one spot. I got one of the load leveler setups. I use it a lot to unload steel plate and move it to the storage racks or onto the plasma table. Works great for everything Ive needed to unload. and for 2000lbs and under they can be had cheap less than $300 for the whole setup and no need for extra concrete
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:37 AM
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I have yet to be able to find a engine type hoist that i can push in the driveway they just dig into the dirt and stones.

The same with my gantry crane if I could spend the few hours needed to move things around.To get it outside.

I had thought to build a dock set up but once I dug less then 24" below ground level it started to fill with water.

I was just asking to see if any one had done anything like this in the real world I have read and looked at these set ups for the last year at least.

Cleveland Ohio if I just stop for gas and take a big lunch and no wrecks or bridge repairs driving the speed limit or so. I would say about 8 or 9 hours.
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...I was just asking to see if any one had done anything like this in the real world .
Yup... I bought a tractor with the fork lift option...

'The Mud ain't beatin' this Stud'.....


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Old 03-26-2012, 04:04 AM
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You might be correct Just drop the money on a tractor but that is going to be way more expensive the cobbling together a free standing jib crane.

By the time I die I should just about be done with the shop!!
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:07 PM
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This is my first lift. 10" pipe, 3/4" plate and some Ibeam
It was real easy and simple I have lifted over 2k with it.
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:11 PM
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The bottom plate has a v grove machined into it. 95 3/8" ball bearings ride in the grove. The 1" bolt hold tension. I welded an I beam to the top. It has a small base because I have a support bar welded from the top to the Ibeam of my building.
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Old 03-31-2012, 04:03 PM
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Now that is more of what kind of thing i was looking for.

Now if I can figure out what a cubic yard of concrete weighs

I know i have the information some place.
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:33 PM
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About 3500 lbs depending on mix proportions
http://www.calculator.net/concrete-c...tubequantity=1
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:49 PM
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:31 PM
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Why not do something a bit more portable: I beam, with A frames on both sides on very heavy duty casters and a chain hoist on the I beam. That way you can move the entire thing around as well if you need it. A shop I worked beside had one and we would constantly borrow it off them. It was bout 14' high, about 8' at the base and had 6" all steel swivel castors on the all 4 corners. Large 6 cylinder diesel engines and transmissions came out in no time with that thing. That one was an 8" I beam with the A frame made from 5 or 6" round pipe., gussets and stuff in between.
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:55 PM
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...the crane you describe is a Gantry type and they dont roll so good off road.
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:56 PM
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