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  1. #1
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    Default Here you go, move bees with this. 12 or 18 at a time.

    I am holding on to the hope I have inside... Kutless

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    Looks like you could save a lot of money over buying a swinger if used as a loader. Might be the deal you've been waiting for.

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    At least when you run the forks through the hive bodies due to not being able to see the forks enough you are in the truck protected from stings.

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    Default Custom Loader

    With three or four forward speeds though, think how fast you could go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom G. Laury View Post
    Looks like you could save a lot of money over buying a swinger if used as a loader. Might be the deal you've been waiting for.
    Thats about how much I paid for my loaders. I have rusty 610's. I wonder if you could put a ball on the fork and pull a big trailer.
    Last edited by dbest; 05-26-2009 at 06:13 PM. Reason: I'm too dumb to spell and my grammer ain't good
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    Default First

    Get it DOT certified as Farm Equipment. Then, yeah, I think you got a good idea...Tractor -loader would look good goin down the road. I would paint the trailer the same root beer brown so it was all matching. Then I would paint DBEST Apiaries on the door!

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    You could find a paintless trailer...then I would really fit in around here. I had a friend wave at me while I was in a truck he'd never seen before, when I asked "how'd you know it was me" he replied: "It was kinda junky looking...like something you'd own." The real sad part, I had just bought it.
    I am holding on to the hope I have inside... Kutless

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    Default Your Good Buddies

    Know all your buttons! your new vehicle is probably, like, 2 years old.

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    The newest one is a 2002.
    Last edited by Bizzybee; 05-28-2009 at 10:17 PM. Reason: Unnecessary quoting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Missoura View Post
    At least when you run the forks through the hive bodies due to not being able to see the forks enough you are in the truck protected from stings.
    LOL --- sorry.. I couldn't help but laugh at this observation.

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    Default Re: Here you go, move bees with this. 12 or 18 at a time.

    When I started in bees, beeks in my area would take an old 4wd , put forks on the rear, strip the chassis and face the seat to the rear with an orbit steering system. They worked great. One is still in use by a steel building erection company. This was befor you could buy a Swinger off the show room. All this fancy stuff you have now was dreamed up in some beeks garage and refined over the years.

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    Default Re: Here you go, move bees with this. 12 or 18 at a time.

    I saw my 1st ones in ventura County Calif April 1973
    Ernie
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    My websitehttp://bees4u.com/

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    Default Home made Loaders

    Yeah they were all the rage around here for a while too. The hot set up was using the hydraulics to lift front wheels off the ground so no trailer. I bet some are still in use, for better or for worse. But either friction or fluid drive, all the backing and forwarding wears out too quick. People load a lot more bees now than " back then ". I had one I was virtually giving away but when scrap was high we just cut it up. Unless the wheel base is very short it takes a lot of space to manuever. Still, the resourceful can build something very useful.

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