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Postby Steve Butram » Sun Nov 07, 2004 7:30 am

Bill ,The Tim Allen I was refering to is the MORE POWER . Home inprovment guy. Steve
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Postby beaconlight » Sun Nov 07, 2004 8:35 am

I don't watch much TV but doesn't he talk to the fence and you never see the neighbor??
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Postby ljw » Sun Nov 07, 2004 9:07 am

John,
That's a great idea! I've been thinking about doing something like that a while, but kept putting it off. I may attempt making a hoist from scratch. A swing down out rigger or stabilizer would keep the trailer more stable. I'm going to look in my junkpile, I mean, "stockroom", to see what I have on inventory. An electric winch may make it easier to pull tractors, etc. onto the trailer.

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Postby beaconlight » Sun Nov 07, 2004 12:15 pm

Don't give the stealth Guy any more ideas. I had to lead shield my storage so it isn't on the radar.
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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sun Nov 07, 2004 10:43 pm

beaconlight wrote:Man that is stealth. Every body looking for the other guy and who sneaks in.
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beaconlight wrote:Great trailer, Great hoist, Great house behind it and that looks like the flag for the 8th green just to the right of the driveway.

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Postby beaconlight » Mon Nov 08, 2004 11:11 am

Ok John i thought that you guys had a putting green.

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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:53 pm

The only golf I shoot is done with a shotgun. I can drive pretty good, but the greens keepers really hate it when I putt.
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Postby Arizona Mike » Mon Nov 08, 2004 2:18 pm

It looks just like that homing beacon you showed me Bigdog. Cool that it does look sort of like an area of the golf course that I always avoided 8) 8)...stealthy as you say.

That crane is very nice John. Would you mind telling us about what the materials cost :?: :?:

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Postby Bigdog » Mon Nov 08, 2004 2:58 pm

John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:The only golf I shoot is done with a shotgun. I can drive pretty good, but the greens keepers really hate it when I putt.


I quit shootin' golfs. Their eggs are too tough and chewy and they tast awful! :roll: :roll: :roll: :D
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Postby beaconlight » Mon Nov 08, 2004 4:18 pm

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The way you say it sounds more like snappimg turtle, or gator eggs.

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Postby TBAR » Mon Nov 08, 2004 4:56 pm

John, that is a really kool idea. I need to make one of those too for mobile use.

My back is absolutely shot so I built one of these to help with the lifting. It ain't pretty but it gets the job done.

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Postby beaconlight » Mon Nov 08, 2004 5:03 pm

TBAR I looked through the slide show and noticed that is a pretty impressive building to keep the rain off the shed.
I like the trailer too.


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Postby TBAR » Mon Nov 08, 2004 5:37 pm

beaconlight wrote:TBAR I looked through the slide show and noticed that is a pretty impressive building to keep the rain off the shed.
I like the trailer too.


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That lil building was moved behind the new one. :lol:


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Postby beaconlight » Mon Nov 08, 2004 7:12 pm

Dang and I thought it was to protect it from the hot Texas summer. one just never knows. Just how far back? Most of the guys I worked with from the Lone Star state measured distance in 6 packs?

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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Mon Nov 08, 2004 7:55 pm

TBAR, that set up looks great. If I ever manage to build a shop I want a setup very similiar.

Mike, the crane was $99.99 on sale at Harbor Freight (regular $129.99), welding shop charged $75 to make the mounting brackets, and the 4 inch angle I added later for the cross brace I had in my scrap iron stack. I can take some close up pictures of the brackets if you wish.
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