IH 1000 Loader Boom Pole

Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:34 pm

I finally finished the boom pole for my loader.

I used the existing pin the bucket pivots on...
Found some pipe the pin would fit thru...welded 2 pieces into a "T".
I had considered adding some gussets at the intersection...Will test it a bit and then decide.
They can easily be added afterwards.
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Added a couple chain links to mount hooks from.
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Was going to weld a pair of ears onto the pipe to form a shackle for the bucket cylinder...
but found an old wheel caster bracket...almost the perfect dimensions...
Bolted it on with a couple muffler clamps...
will probably weld it in place after testing its location on the pipe for awhile.
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All it needs now is some paint.
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You may want to cap the end of your pipe to keep it from filling up with water.
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This works a lot nicer than lifting with the bucket...
Can lift slightly more weight since you're not lifting the bucket weight...
The visibility while lifting is much better...
And if I attach a chain to each hook, I can tilt the load using the bucket cylinder.

Already tested it by moving the Cub power unit into the garage to start working on it.

Here are the dimensions:
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WARNING: I made this project to fit my needs. Please be careful when designing/building your own. Safety should always be our first concern.