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    thought i'd throw out some pics of my old tractor lift pole after it failed. i've lifted several loads with it that caused the front of my tractor to come off of the ground (not a small tractor--ford 5610) and never a problem. i had the GREAT idea to put a trailer hitch ball on the end and that's where the failure began. it worked fine until i was moving a 16' trailer with a couple tons of scrap metal on it. i was headed down an incline and turned. the trailer tried to keep going down--putting a pretty good torque load on the lift pole. you might can see the bend in the riser section. it didn't last long after that.

    so i did what any man would do! i built a new one.........

    i already started scavenging for parts before i thought about taking pics, sorry!

    first lesson learned: lift pole is for lifting
    second lesson: build the next one heavier

    new lift pole pics in second post...........
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    Last edited by grnxrymnky; 05-07-2010, 07:21 PM.
    1 BEST 6 Y/O HELPER IN THE WORLD
    2 VICTOR O/A TORCHES
    LINCOLN SP 175 PLUS
    4 EACH 20 TON JACKS
    SEVERAL LESSER TON JACKS
    SEVERAL GRINDERS
    LOTS OF HAMMERS MISC SIZES
    BIG PILE OF MISC TOOLS
    CLASS A CDL'S
    C7500 FLAT BED
    4 TRAILERS
    HOME MADE GANTRY CRANE
    SOME GOOD COMMON SENSE (I THINK)
    TRACTOR WITH NEW HEAVY DUTY LIFT POLE -- FIND MY THREAD
    6 GOATS, 1 DOG, 1 DONKEY...
    ON AND ON AND ON...

  • #2
    pics of new lift pole!

    here are some pics of the new lift pole....built specifically for a cat 2 tractor.

    riser: schd 80 4"
    stick: schd 80 3.5"

    let it rip
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    Last edited by grnxrymnky; 05-07-2010, 07:22 PM.
    1 BEST 6 Y/O HELPER IN THE WORLD
    2 VICTOR O/A TORCHES
    LINCOLN SP 175 PLUS
    4 EACH 20 TON JACKS
    SEVERAL LESSER TON JACKS
    SEVERAL GRINDERS
    LOTS OF HAMMERS MISC SIZES
    BIG PILE OF MISC TOOLS
    CLASS A CDL'S
    C7500 FLAT BED
    4 TRAILERS
    HOME MADE GANTRY CRANE
    SOME GOOD COMMON SENSE (I THINK)
    TRACTOR WITH NEW HEAVY DUTY LIFT POLE -- FIND MY THREAD
    6 GOATS, 1 DOG, 1 DONKEY...
    ON AND ON AND ON...

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    • #3
      Looks great!
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      • #4
        Bend that one, and the lift pole will likely be the least of the concerns at the moment!
        Sometimes there's no second chances.

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        • #5
          Pretty amazing when one considers how short you are. I would recommend you not weld in those shorts
          Good job for your age BTW.
          Being that hansome, and with those kind of talents, you will likely be famous soon and rich too!

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