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  1. #1
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    Default Donkey mounted Piggyback

    I really like the Swinger 1k. But, I am thinking that a Donkey Piggyback might be easier then pulling a trailer. What are your thoughts on that.?

    Maybe put this idea to bed once and for all.

    I have an Isuzu NRR 16ft.

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    Default Re: Donkey mounted Piggyback

    I didn't know what a Donkey Piggyback was, so I googled it...

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_g25bDp45_K...ey+on+back.jpg

    Just how does this work for beekeeping?
    “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” – John Muir

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    Default Re: Donkey mounted Piggyback

    This type of system works fine if you have a tandem axle. With a single axle truck and the forklift hanging off the back of the truck you will severely reduce the amount of hives you can load. Either get a trailer and haul a Swinger or get the tandem for a piggy back type forklift.

    Jean-Marc

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    Default Re: Donkey mounted Piggyback

    Quote Originally Posted by RayMarler View Post
    I didn't know what a Donkey Piggyback was, so I googled it...
    Just how does this work for beekeeping?
    Now that was funny.
    http://www.donkeyforklift.com/mounting.html

    Thanks for the tandem piece. I did not realize that. So I guess it is Swinger and a trailer.

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    Default Re: Donkey mounted Piggyback

    Maybe someday I will get a Moffett forklift. Its 3 wheel drive and it could operate sideways(all wheels turn 90). I could actually move a stack of lumber into the shop. The scissors allow you to reach across the deck and the moffett are way faster than those donkeys. They are classified as rough terrain and weight is in the center.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZdmNGCpGXk

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    Default Re: Donkey mounted Piggyback

    My partner has one. He has a Home Depot type style setup. The Moffat gets stuck pretty good some times with that 3rd wheel. 4 wheeler might not. This thread has been good to get the piggy back system out of my ideas. I just have to buck up and get the swinger.

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    Default Re: Donkey mounted Piggyback

    I have a swinger but beekeepers like RAK always want something...

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    Default Re: Donkey mounted Piggyback

    OK I watched video. Would that not be bad to do with a pallet of hives on the front? Just sayin'.

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