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building a cub boom pole on a budget

Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:14 pm

I was in need of something to do the heavy lifting round here. I decided I needed a boom pole, but wanted it independent of the hydraulics. I also wanted to be able to leave the mower hooked up, and I wanted it out front, for more accuracy in loading and unloading heavy parts and implements.

That does not leave a lot of options for the front of the cub. So, I started looking around and started to get an idea. I engineer better with my hands than with a pencil, so I dug in.

I have 4 grader blades hanging around here, so I snagged one of them and mounted it. I then removed the plow blade. Next I knew I would need some strength(and did not want to use the hydraulics). The cub I used is set wide for stability. So, I took a length of chain, wrapped the axle a couple times and slid it through the brackets under the plow frame to the other side. Basically making a sling to hold the unit up. The axle still pivots as the chain slides when needed.

Next I made 2 brackets that slide over the ends of a small 3pt boom pole I had, and pinned them in holes where the blade was. I had another bar that bolts into the center link and fastens to the brace of the plow frame that bolts to the torque tube. This fastens and positions the boom pole where i wanted it.

Lastly, A long time ago I bought a couple 2000lb winches from TSC for $50 ea. I mounted a new one under the floor and ran the cables to a pulley system at the end.

It works great. I lifted a half dozen implements and put them on a trailer this afternoon. I easily picked up sets of rear weights and stacked them on the trailer. Lastly here is a picture of the lift with the front end of a 23A disc in the air. This is going to save me a lot of work. I had everything laying around, even the winch. Total cost $50 for the winch.
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Re: building a cub boom pole on a budget

Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:46 pm

Dale ,
That looks handy for sure. I would like to see it .

Re: building a cub boom pole on a budget

Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:05 pm

That is too cool!! Image That took some thinking.

Is the Cub and winch12v.?? I like the way you've got it set up with the boom stationary and the winch routed through the boom pulley doing the lifting. Great idea!!

Image Thanks for sharing.

Re: building a cub boom pole on a budget

Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:06 pm

yes Ricky, the cub and the winch are 12v. I knew that I would have an easier time lifting using multiple pullies, I can simply unhook the end hook if I need a little more reach.

It is a simple 2000lv 12v winch from TSC, the battery I use in the cub is just a 250 CCA garden tractor battery. It lifted the pairs of wheel weights with no problem, and as you can see in the picture, it is easily lifting and holding the 1/2 of the 23A disc.

Re: building a cub boom pole on a budget

Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:43 pm

dale , that is as slick as it gets . we are quickly losing those salt of the earth guys with the talent and experience to "make do" with what you have . hats off to you , sir . coppersmythe..........................

Re: building a cub boom pole on a budget

Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:54 pm

LOL Val, read the tag line at the bottom of my post. :big afro:

Re: building a cub boom pole on a budget

Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:10 pm

dale , how many times i must have seen that and never really read it :!: not bad , not bad at all , coppersmythe...................................

Re: building a cub boom pole on a budget

Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:26 pm

:thumbsup: That will sure help you out Dale. Makes it alot easier on the back as well, we ain't gettin any younger.

Re: building a cub boom pole on a budget

Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:45 am

Good work, that should give the old back some rest.

Re: building a cub boom pole on a budget

Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:38 pm

Dale:

A rather interesting take on using what you have to ease the strain on the back. Interesting idea .. :idea: :D

Re: building a cub boom pole on a budget

Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:00 pm

We just got a couple inches of rain. Time to see how it will do pulling old fence posts while the ground is soft. :big afro:
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