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Building a Mobile Gantry Crane?
« on: Today at 09:29:24 PM »
I'm not sure if this is the best place to post this, but lets try. 

I am a few weeks away from receiving my Sawmill(Woodland Mills HM130Max Woodlander XL) and there is a step in assembly that requires lifting the saw head onto the trailer(once built).  I do not have a skid steer or any heavy machinery to do the lifting so I am thinking about building a gantry crane of some sort to do this task, and to do many other heavy lifting tasks around my property.  

I want this crane to be mobile, so I can move it around the yard as needed, but googling "wooden gantry crane" brings up a ton of different designs and I want something that can potentially lift full size logs and all this odd shaped chunky stuff that cannot be rolled on ramps up onto the mill.  


I don't want to do what this guy did...




So I'm looking for some advice on how to build one properly with wheels.  I have a cement patio that it should stay on most of the time, but I would like it to be able to roll over grass, and dirt if possible.  Any ideas appreciated.
Soon to be  owner of a HM130Max Woodlander XL


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