After dropping the bees off in the almonds I finally got around to working on the trailer and boom!! It still needs more paint, decals and removable fenders, but should be finished this week weather pending!! And yes, I did a weight test and it functioned great with 230 lbs (me!) hanging off the end and I maneuvered it around with my 170 lb son sitting on the two hive pallet!! Total length of the boom is 12' with an 8' reach beyond the trailer. The motor mounted on the far boom is a 2500lb ATV winch from Harbor Freight, and the support boom is also from Harbor Freight which I bought last year and just modified it for this application!