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Tire Hoist
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Charles    Posted 05-05-2004 at 20:05:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Since the doc says I shouldn't be lifting, well just about anything from ground level, I was tinkering with this idea to hoist (junkyard bound) tires into my truckbed:
An A frame deal in the back of my pickupbed w/a roller thing welded to the top, all hooked up to the winch on the front of my rig - just need a device to clasp on to the tire so it fits under the A frame- Any latching ideas to keep the tire pretty central to the tip of the A?

TnDave    Posted 05-05-2004 at 21:12:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Iffen it was me i'd weld a short piece of pipe either on the back bumper or in the bed (depending on the layout of your trk) and make a "cherry picker" type hoist with a base of smaller pipe that would slip into the other pipe so you could swing it once the load was far as what type of device to grab the tire/wheel with...a piece of chain with a flat bar or small angle at the end should work great. A hook at the end of the hoist, chain will allow adjustment and the bar will allow you to slip it in vertically and then turn horizantally once under tire/wheel and lift. You could have a short bar for tires with wheels and a longer one for tires alone. Whatca Think???

TnDave    Posted 05-05-2004 at 21:27:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just in case...chain goes in middle of the bar. Boy, talking to someone and typing are sure two different things..........
Night Ya'll...

walt    Posted 05-05-2004 at 20:10:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
How about a set of ice tongs? The kind where lifting by one handle actually closes the tongs.

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