Lifting trusses

  1. steve t Member

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    I often have to lift trusses up for farm buildings and they are usually in akward sites. Would it be possible to fit a hiab to a tractor to do this or has anyone any other suggestions as to how they tackle this problem.
     
  2. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    I get the delivery driver to pop em up usually. :)
    What about a genie. Scratch that m probably won't get you high enough.
     
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  3. addjunkie

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    IMG_0561.JPG Look at foresrtry tractors, plenty of them have hiabs fitted.
     
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  4. 8ob

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    A tractor would be very unstable lifting at roof height, they dont normally have much in the way of stabilising legs. Even a 28ton mtr hiab lorry is a bit unstable at full stretch.

    Bob

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  5. brightspark

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    I saw a 10 foot crane jib and hook that fit on to a telehandler they were putting the trusses on some houses with that :)was made simple but robust
     
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  6. cocker

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    Mostly using teleporters round here .
     
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  7. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark If in doubt ask.

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    Tele Handlers round here.
    Or they use the lorry loader crane on the delivery lorry to lift them up.

    When I used to fit lorry loader cranes, the company had a Ford Tractor fitted with a crane. Only really useful for lifting items no higher than 8 feet. as it was very instable, even with 2 stabiliser legs.

    Unimogs can have a small but decent crane fitted, front, mid or rear.
     
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  8. MattH

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    You really do have all the toys Bob.
     
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  9. 500e

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    DSCF0005-001.JPG Look at Merlo roto-telehandler we have 4 Merlows great tools 1 with the extra jib, road burners they are not
     
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  10. slim_boy_fat

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    Is that you up the tree?
     
  11. 8ob

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    I am on the levers John, most of our climbers are about six stone which makes me eleven stone overweight :laughing:

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  12. steve t Member

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    Going to have to be a rethink on this. Unimog would tick allot of boxes and I just missed one
     
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  13. stuvy Member

    There not cheap but really cool

    How often are you putting a beam up and to what height
     
  14. armalites Member

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    Telehandler is the way forward and probably one of the constrution biased ones with the stabilising legs on the front.
     
  15. Hitch

    Hitch Moderator Staff Member

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    I've always used a jib type attachment on a Tele handler where access is possible...
     
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  16. 8ob

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  17. steve t Member

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    Stuvy got 4 sheds to do at moment and I see a gap in the market as local guy has just retired and his lads aren't interested. Teleporters good alright but I was trying to think of something to erect trusses that could tow a trailer to deliver sheds and all the gear.
     
  18. stuvy Member

    You can tow with a telehander just thinking of the the cost of the trucks

    Bob is right I see lots of utilities trucks with telegraph poles on them

    I’d love one but the cost of running it would be huge
     
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  19. armalites Member

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    Depnending on what you budget is some of newer telehandlers are no slower than tractors.
     
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  20. 8ob

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    Horrid things to drive on the road though and with a trailer behind they are deceptively long, imho for the kind of lift accuracy the trusses need a crane fitted on something would be a better job.

    My telehandler is only a 6mtr and with not a lot behind it is 35` long. A small truck with crane would take up less space and lift a lot more and further.

    Bob

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