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Offline Qweaver

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Building a Tractor Mounted Gin Pole
« on: March 16, 2006, 01:55:01 PM »
I came back to Texas from WV several weeks ago mainly to pick-up a trailer that I have built just for use in the woods (narrow but high capacity) and also to have the doctors figure out some persistent back pain that I'm having.  Turns out that a tremendously hard opening that I had last March crushed and fractured two vertebra and it looks like my skydiving days may be over and muscling big timber may be out too.  I thought I had just broken a rib and pulled some muscles so I did not take the time to see a doctor then and it did seem to get better over time until the last two months.  Anyway, long story-short.  I need to come up with ways to handle the timbers and lumber for the cabin in the least physically demanding way.  A gin pole attached to the loader of my tractor comes to mind and, not wanting to re-invent the wheel, thought I'd ask for ideas here.  A pole that could also be bolted down to the floor of the house would be handy.  Getting old sucks but the alternative sucks more.
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Re: Building a Tractor Mounted Gin Pole
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2006, 01:58:33 PM »
There are pics and discriptions in the Timberframing section.

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Re: Building a Tractor Mounted Gin Pole
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2006, 01:24:42 AM »
I hear ya on the back pain... :( I've just updated my story in the Timberframing section.   I've done exactly what you're thinking about...a tractor mounted gin pole, but I can quickly convert to pallet forks.

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Re: Building a Tractor Mounted Gin Pole
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2006, 11:56:18 AM »
Dats what ya get fir jumpin under such a big canopy, stick tha the little ones, or just do 'hop'n'pops' and you'll be just fine. It's dat big terminal speed pop from da big canopy after a long freefall dat gits ya.  :D

A word of caution though if'n yer thinkin about much of a gin pole, length wise, the front axle pivots on a tractor, so unless ya got lots of rear counterbalance ya might get another big thrill.  :o
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Re: Building a Tractor Mounted Gin Pole
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2006, 05:24:25 AM »
Qweaver, I hate to tell you but I think there are more things over than sky diving.  I too crushed a vertebra 16 months ago.  I find climbing up and down leads to days fo rest.  I picked up an 80 lb sack of sackcrete and was down for four days.  Gin poles are nice and I have several from my tractor to a 20 ton truck.  The best thing is a gofer. Someone that can go for this and go for that. 

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Re: Building a Tractor Mounted Gin Pole
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2006, 07:36:33 AM »
Note to self:  No skydiving for me!!!!  My back already hurts as it is!!!!


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Re: Building a Tractor Mounted Gin Pole
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2006, 08:45:18 PM »
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