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Truck hoist
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Mark    Posted 05-22-2003 at 22:12:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
I need to buy a truck hoist to load and unload implements(500 to 1 ton) off of my flatbed truck.Do you know where I could buy one and what to get or not to get.


Willy-N    Posted 05-23-2003 at 06:43:49       [Reply]  [No Email]

This one was 99.00 not including freight. It lifts a max of 1,000 pounds. Sold by Cumming's Tool they are on line also. I like it and the price was right. Mark H.


DeadCarp    Posted 05-23-2003 at 22:50:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'll be darn - i made one similar for loading firewood, only it's winch-driven. It started out on the bed of a truck but it's handier on the trailer. Mine is basically a 2" angle-iron triangle, the front (pulling) arm (where the winch is) comes up and back from the tongue and the other 2 are just lateral braces. They bolt together and there's a pulley about 6 feet above the front of the trailer bed. I used a 2500-lb ATV winch & it can drag any log we have around here. For juice i clamp a hot-wire jumper on the battery and touch the ground (then ya hafta switch wires to reverse the winch :)



Mark    Posted 05-23-2003 at 11:23:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Would this work on my flat bed wich is about 4 foot high


Willy-N    Posted 05-23-2003 at 15:53:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
It has quite a lift on it. It is at mid point right now in the picture. You could allways use a come-a-long to lift stuff high with it. Mark H.


MikeC    Posted 05-23-2003 at 04:46:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Northern Tools has one in their cataloge (http://www.northerntool.com/catalog/). Also check with Willy N over on the N board or at www.dodgepowerwagon.com in the forum. He has a trailer that he put a hoist on and did a really good job with it.


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