Too many projects not enough time!
Me use to driver the ole beaverNext job was to form a bracket to connect to ram and i wanted minimal tilt forward but almost 45 back as with the forklift on i want to tilt it right back to make it lower for transport or access. British army had a thing called an "Eager Beaver" 4x4x4 forklift based on a bedford RL i believe
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I have a load of 12" x 10" 1/2" plate so in the spirit of not costing anything im using these for most of it
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was a pain controlling warp due to heat but pretty much spot on after
Made another hole for ram that would give me more travel but less leverage.
Would love it but haulage would cost to much.I have a Thwaites dumper with twin cylinder Petter / Lister, big bucket, old, manual start, new (BMW) steering box fitted, needs a new home, not allowed to post in te for sale section as it is a vehicle, you lot talked me out of converting it into a generator........... I once fitted an engine crane in place of a bucket on a single cylinder dumper, used to move damaged cars around when I was a salvage dealer and kept cars on a farm.
I think I would have done a C or U shape on the end to hold strap on but open side not up but pointing to the middle.
The flat on the end will allow the strap to come off when not under tension.
On the one I made I just used a straight pole pointing up but sized so a bag loop only just fitted over it so less likely to come off unintended.
One of the dumper manufacturers made a model on which the skip was on a quickly detachable subframe and a second subframe had a conventional back acter on it which then turned it into a medium sized digger. Always referred to as the 'Dinkum Digger' but don't know if this was a manufacturer's name or just a slang name for it. Years back did some work on a very worn-out one. Remember it had a twin cylinder engine. Didn't take long to swap the subframes over from memory.
Rather like the idea of mounting a medium sized Hiab type crane on a good sizes dumper as could make a very useful tool.