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    Shop Crane/Hoist build, need ideas!

    Not sure if its the right forum or not but I didn't see a "how to build a shop hoist" forum

    Here's what I need help with, I need pictures of what you have.

    I am just curious and would like to see other shops setups.

    Can anyone tell me what # and size "I" beam I would need to say.....hold up 2 ton 15 foot away from pivot, I could always run a support rod close to the center or end?

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    This shop at your house ?

    not used for industrial or commercial use ,you have no employee's ?
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    I say find an auction.... purplewave, iron planet or something
    pretty sure it would have to be certified for shop use.... inspected yearly...

    boeing wichita has a surplus store it's open on Fridays.... if i remember correctly... The might have a a shop type crane... there's about a billion cranes in that factory of one kind or another

    probably cheaper than new or home built
    but at an auction you have to deal with people that won't quit bidding

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    Quote Originally Posted by liebherr1160 View Post
    This shop at your house ?

    not used for industrial or commercial use ,you have no employee's ?


    Not sure where that post is going or if I wanna play along or not.

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    Hi powerjoke.If your shop is not to wide a "bridge crane" is a nice addition to a shop and not too hard to build.There is a pretty good picture of mine in the crane section under thread "outriger repack",second picture on post #16.I dont know how to transfur the photo to your thread but my buddy ATCOEQUIP dose.I built mine,any questions hollar at me.
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    You mean like this bro?



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    Thanks ATCO & 95zIV !
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    Quote Originally Posted by powerjoke View Post


    Not sure where that post is going or if I wanna play along or not.

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    Because if it is ...your in a mess if somebody gets injured with a home-made crane ..
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    Could you post some more pictures of your crane. What is it rated at, and did you do anything extra to the posts that it looks like you attachted it to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by liebherr1160 View Post
    Because if it is ...your in a mess if somebody gets injured with a home-made crane ..

    I figured that was where your first post was going, I'll keep that in mind

    Point being, I am the OWNER and dollar cost is my, MY money whether it be cost for a hoist or cost for a injury. I know what I am doing. also I know that engineered things break too. But something even more important than dollar cost is safety and dont think for one minute that I would jepordize the safety of one of my men or myself, besides I do most of the mechanic work anyway, I want the boys in the loaders where they are making ME money!

    I also think that if it was the operators (not singling anyone out) money that was invested in a company there wouldn't be so much safety ass eatings. I know its just common place for a employee to know how to run a business better than its owner, I have heard it before and will hear it again

    And Thank you Atco and 95z and 25C for building it. that would work great but i have full height doors on the wall. i was thinking something like doing what you done on one wall and then building an "A-Frame" .

    Now that we are off topic lol, whats everyone else think of my rant?

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    25c, Forgot what i wanted to ask you lol.

    how wide is your shop? the narrowest I could make mine is about 42

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOINGBROKE View Post
    25c
    Could you post some more pictures of your crane. What is it rated at, and did you do anything extra to the posts that it looks like you attachted it to?
    I did not do any extra bracing to the posts on building.I will say the post brackets took more time to build then the bridge crane itself.They are made out of 1/8 thick steel & bolted to the 4 x 6 posts.The beam is a 4 x 8 inch I- beam 22 feet long.The track is 5 inch angle iron.I use one ton chain hoists on it ,as far as the rating I'd say 4000 lbs.I have used it for 20 years now,time flys when we are having fun.I'l get some more close up pictures of the post brackets & crane and post them for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powerjoke View Post
    25c, Forgot what i wanted to ask you lol.

    how wide is your shop? the narrowest I could make mine is about 42
    My shop is 24 feet wide.You can put a bridge crane at 42 feet just have to use a bigger beam to make the span.Maybe a 24 inch I-beam at 42 feet to have the same capacity as my 8 inch beam at 22 feet.A bridge crane is a handy addition to any shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liebherr1160 View Post
    Because if it is ...your in a mess if somebody gets injured with a home-made crane ..
    Ahh,liebherr1160.If somebody gets injured on the job site its a mess for the injured worker on the job no matter the brand of crane.Thats why we need good operators to make the call ,yes we can do this job .Or no we can not do the job ,send out a bigger crane .

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