for what it's worth, i made a lift for my meager shop. it's held up well lifting buckets as large as the 48" for the 325 cat. i made it about a foot wider than my trailer but the height limitations in the shop i'm in now make it a tight lift for bigger stuff. when i build a bigger shop i'll have a higher cieling and i'll just cut the beam off and add a couple of feet to the posts.
if i knew then what i know now i would have joined the beam pieces at a 45 deg angle or a step in either one, but like i said, it's held up fine. besides i NEVER get under anything lifted for any reason.
if you're interested, i can get you some measurements and a beam size.
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Thread: Need help/advice on shop A-frame
04-23-2008, 07:28 PM #11
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04-23-2008, 09:50 PM #12Senior Member
- Join Date
- Dec 2007
- National City CA
Splice plate like you added to the bottom is also used on top and the weld is only ground away on the flange. so a regular butt joint is fine.
the only critique I have on your lift is the size of the gussets. A little small, but I also don't know the capacity of the hoist system.Miller Syncrowave 200 W/Radiator 1A & water cooled torch
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