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  1. #1
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    Default 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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    Can you really lift 500 pounds from that boom extension without lifting the back tires?
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    Cool

    Quote 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
    Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
    Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
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    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
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    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.
    Never Satisfied

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    Quote 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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    Default Skid Steer Boom attachment

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

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

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    Default Skid Steer Boom attachment

    Is that on a 45 degree angle??

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    He said in thread its on a 45 degree angle.

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    Quote 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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