I recently completed building a gantry crane I purchased from here: Gantry Crane Plans. I'll post some pics when I get it back, just finished it and a friend already borrowed it. After getting it all together, I realized how much of a pain it is to raise and lower the height of the I-Beam. I was wondering if anybody has built one of these and put a cable winching system on one? I think that would make it a lot easier to adjust the height. I saw a gantry crane on the Harbour Freight website that has a winching system but can't tell how it works from the picture on the site.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Thread: Gantry Crane Winching System?
03-09-2009, 08:33 PM #1Member
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Gantry Crane Winching System?
03-09-2009, 10:38 PM #2Senior Member
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if you down load the manual for the crane there is a parts diagram that will show you how to build it and how it worksMiller Syncrowave 200 W/Radiator 1A & water cooled torch
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