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  1. #1
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    Aug 2011
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    Carlton,WA,USA
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    Default Hive Boom for a Pickup

    Wondering if anyone has a design for a small hive boom.

    I have a pickup with an 8 ft flatbed I use for working my hives. I can think of lots of times I need to pull two or three supers to get down to the brood chamber and my back isn't getting any younger. Also could be used for transporting a dozen or so hives.

    Sort of a mini Kelly with electric hoist and trolly on a 9 ft boom. Weight is an issue because pickup is only a half ton. Even a 4 ft boom on one side might work.

    "Met-How" Kraig

  2. #2
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    May 2012
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    Rockford, MI
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    Default Re: Hive Boom for a Pickup

    May want to try a search. This was brought up just last fall if I recall.

  3. #3
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    Tyrone, Pennsylvania,USA
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  4. #4
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    May 2009
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    Bloomington In
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    Default Re: Hive Boom for a Pickup

    I was think about the same thing, but use the hitch on my truck. That way your in the center of the truck and pull a pin to remove it when not needed.

  5. #5
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    antigonish, nova scotia, canada
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    Default Re: Hive Boom for a Pickup

    allen dick from alberta had posted plans for a small hive loader, i am trying to build it right now, hoping to use it in the coming weeks, it is simular to the ez loader but not as technical , much smaller

  6. #6
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    Galt, CA
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    Default Re: Hive Boom for a Pickup

    I'm just starting to look into this also. Any pictures or links to the "Kelley" boom?...I've seen it referred to but haven't seen one. I'm thinking of one for my 16' faltbed gooseneck trailer. Seems a ridgid boom with a sliding electric winch on rollers and a wireless or wired control is the ticket. Here are links to some info I've found...some way too complex but food for thought:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnFJ0...eature=related


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsE4g...eature=related

    http://www.honeybeeworld.com/loader/excerpts.htm

  7. #7
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    Pinellass County, Florida
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    Default Re: Hive Boom for a Pickup

    Quote Originally Posted by marios View Post
    allen dick from alberta had posted plans for a small hive loader, i am trying to build it right now, hoping to use it in the coming weeks, it is simular to the ez loader but not as technical , much smaller
    Where is this you speak of

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