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  • Skid Steer Boom attachment

    Skid steer boom attachment project.

    I looked at buying a boom attachment for my skid steer but thought it would be easy enough to build and I could do my own design.

    Bought a blank 3/8" bobtach plate and 7ft or 4X4X.250 tube and welded it at a 45 degree angle to the plate. Then closed in the sides and top to add strength as well as 2 of the 2X2X.188 tube braces. I have a heavy 1/2 inch thick lift plate on the bottom and a 2 inch reciever for trailer drawbars on the top. Also built a 13ft 3X3X.250 piece and attached a 3 ft gantry to that at an angle. With the 13ft tube inserted into the 4X4 I have 24ft of lift and can lift 500lbs out at the far end. So I could lift rafters up to that height etc. One
    of its first jobs will be putting a new diesel motor in a friends sailboat where that reach is needed.
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  • #2
    Can you really lift 500 pounds from that boom extension without lifting the back tires?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by MMW View Post
      Can you really lift 500 pounds from that boom extension without lifting the back tires?
      Was wondering the same thing without counter weights or out riggers...Bob

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      • #4
        That is pretty sweet if I was at work I would take pictures of some of the skidsteer attachments I have made. Now all you need isto fabricate some removeable counter weights.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MMW View Post
          Can you really lift 500 pounds from that boom extension without lifting the back tires?
          Yes, as long as you don't take it up really fast.
          I was a bit surprised it lifted that much out there as well.

          It is a S185 with the extra 100 lb counterweight.

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          • #6
            Skid Steer Boom attachment

            Looks good...gonna build one for mine...

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            • #7
              I built one for a friend of mine, he uses it to load scrap.

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              • #8
                Skid Steer Boom attachment

                Is that on a 45 degree angle??

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                • #9
                  He said in thread its on a 45 degree angle.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Diversion180beads View Post
                    Is that on a 45 degree angle??
                    Yes it is attached at a 45 degree angle.

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                    • #11
                      Skid Steer Boom attachment

                      I see that now...sorry

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                      • #12
                        You bought a "blank 3/8" Bobtach plate". What is this? Something from Bobcat that I can order to make my own attachments? A buddy has asked me to build him an extension for his 7735 to allow him to drill 14 feet deep piles. I haven't his loader or drilling attachment in person yet, but he was describing to me that he wants it to drill deeper than it currently does.

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                        • #13
                          You can buy the blank attachment plates in many styles from welding shops, online, or from bobact if you want to pay a bit more.

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                          • #14
                            ....or just build one.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by pro70z28 View Post
                              ....or just build one.
                              That too...

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