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  1. #1
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    Default Check out my Homeaid Forklift

    My dad made this forklift for my Christmas present. It really turned out pretty cool! It will pick up about 300lbs before the front end comes up off the ground. Once I get the hives picked up I can drive up the ramp on my trailer and set them down. It works like a charm. http://s203.photobucket.com/albums/a...t=IMG_0202.jpg

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    Default Re: Check out my Homeaid Forklift

    Sweet. I think your Dad needs another son.

    Wayne

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    Default Re: Check out my Homeaid Forklift

    hah, thats awesome.

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    Default Re: Check out my Homeaid Forklift

    Or a grandson?
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    Default Re: Check out my Homeaid Forklift

    Just add some more counterweight so you can pick up more hehe!

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    Default Re: Check out my Homeaid Forklift

    Is that using an electric winch? It's hard to tell. I'm getting ideas...

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    Default Re: Check out my Homeaid Forklift

    That is really cool. You have a wonderful and talented dad

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    Default Re: Check out my Homeaid Forklift

    That is flippin' brilliant. I'd bet he could market those. -james

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    Default Re: Check out my Homeaid Forklift

    Here I was just thinking how nice it would be to have a tiny three-point hitch on my Husqvarna rider. This is absolutely cool - kind of reminds me of some of the stuff Dad used to build to help around the farm. Not sure how manly it may look riding sidesaddle, but I can see how handy turning the seat 90 would be.

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    Default Re: Check out my Homeaid Forklift

    This rider was headed to scrap yard when my dad saved it. Yes, it is using a 2000# winch doubled over a pulley. It will pick up a lot more wieght than the front end can hold down. It has a big I beam on the front end for wieght but, it could use some more. It also has a ram at the top that will tilt it back and forth to level the load if need be.

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    Default Re: Check out my Homeaid Forklift

    Very nice
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    Default Re: Check out my Homeaid Forklift

    dang, something else I gotta build now

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    John check PM!!

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    Default Re: Check out my Homeaid Forklift

    Too cool

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    Default Re: Check out my Homeaid Forklift

    A few feet of railroad track for another front bumper, that stuff is HEAVY!

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    Default Re: Check out my Homeaid Forklift

    Couldn't see a stereo, otherwise really cool
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    Default Re: Check out my Homeaid Forklift

    Great lift, and you have a great father. Took a lot of time and patience to work out everything and get it built correctly. Your father has a gift. See if it is in your genes too.
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    Ken

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    Default Re: Check out my Homeaid Forklift

    Nice job, John. Your dad is obviously creative. Two years ago when I was at my uncles place for a family reunion, I saw a forklift he made from a Cub Cadet. He's been an IH farm implement dealer all his life. He said he found the forklift end in a scrap yard that came from some smaller piece of equipment that is used for lifting bricks.



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    Default Re: Check out my Homeaid Forklift

    How clever these guys are. Good old American ingenuity at work. Thanks for sharing. Every time someone starts a new thread about having to move a hive or two there should be an instant link to this Thread. Maybe Michael Bush could figure out how to make that happen.
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    Default Re: Check out my Homeaid Forklift

    You could probably fill the load carrying tires with foam so that you can pick up a little more weight with it. It'll be more of a bumpy ride but could be worth it.
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