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Overhead trolly hoist
« on: June 25, 2006, 04:45:02 PM »
 8) Hi All, I myself really think this is a bit of overkill but, any extra help I can get is to the good right? I'm really only doing it because I have the steel. Coments welcome  :)  Check out my Gallery
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Re: Overhead trolly hoist
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2006, 06:50:34 PM »
Woodbutcher,

 You need to clarify, Jib crane, belly crane? If it were me I would make a jib style crane if you don't have forklifts or tractor w/ loader or skidsteer. Then you can swing away things from the mill from a single point. I would modify it to be like a
"gin pole" so you don't need HEAVY iron. Guy it off in two directions 90 degree from each other, furthest from the mill so the guys don't get in the way.


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Re: Overhead trolly hoist
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2006, 07:21:41 PM »
 :D Hi Reid,  I want the heavy iron in the building, mainly for the trolly but also because I've had to deal with it all my life as a crane operator hanging iron.  I am now trying to get out of that. I am going to build a stiffleg on the end of the building. I made the front post bigger just for that Gonna be 23' long.  ;D
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Re: Overhead trolly hoist
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2006, 10:45:24 AM »
WB- I like your pix.  Questions that come to mine are if you are going to extend your steel outside of the building so that you can trolly logs in, and if you're planning to install corner braces where your two end beams attach to the wood posts.

Wish that I had steel like that laying around!

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Re: Overhead trolly hoist
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2006, 08:05:46 PM »
 ;D Hi Scott, no the beam stops at the end of the building. We were going to let it cantalever out the end but changed our minds when we decided to put a 23' stiffleg boom on the front corner post. Like I said the trolly is just a bit of overkill for turning the can'ts  :D I got the last joist up today will have pix soon. 
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Re: Overhead trolly hoist
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2006, 08:16:17 PM »
Woodbutcher,

 I had planned to put a "carrier "system in a cargo container where by a fixed 2" rod inside the container had a second rod slung below by the same rollers (essentially beam cranes in your case) and it could slide outside the structure and then collapse within for storage. You could do the same in your case you just have to weld in some stops. I had planned to use it to move cants into the container from the forklift parked outside and with the cant inline with the lenth of the container. I ended up with a rolling Genie Jack cart that can do the same for me in either cargo container. You would need two or three beam trollies above (beam to beam, fixed or welded to one or the other of the beams) then another below the second beam to then go out into the cantelievered bottom beam. I handle lots of heavy stuff and it always has me thinking  ;D

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Re: Overhead trolly hoist
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2006, 12:31:02 AM »
You are making big strides in your mill set up W.B. , ya know I thought it would be nice to have a old overhead trollley or rail like the kind from a old locker plant/butcher shop , heck they lift one ton butcher bulls with no trouble , good way for hauling out big squared up cants and stuff . Keep up the good work and good pics  splitwood_smiley
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