Derrick rigging and redneck cranes

Tree09

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Well share the love brother! Lol I'm in Illinois, so cheap stuff there doesn't help me here. I did make my own grcs tho, non self tailing winch off Ebay.
 

T Collins

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I highly recommend scouring Craigslist and offerup use the search "winch" or "capstan" set price max at $400 or so

Hook up some elevator fools and they will hook you up with squeaky blocks, fuzzy rope and plenty of scrap steel when they're done with a job. The stuff is supposed to be thrown away after every big high-rise.

If you find a repair crew they will give you miles of nasty fiber core plow steel wire rope.
 
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pantheraba

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You have gotten some attention now! When you can show us HOW you use that. There's angles and dangles there that I can't yet parse out. (y)
 

Tree09

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Smart idea! I might have to do that on mine lol
 

BlackSmith

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I was thinking of mounting a winch in place of the hoe bucket and running it off the bucket cylinder hydraulics but that looks like a better option for a one man operation. Thanks for the post.
 

Tree09

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You could do one on each wheel, and only lift the wheel that you want to turn lol
 

T Collins

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Well that's exactly what they did, kept 1 tire planted. There once was an aftermarket wheel hub mounted drum for willys jeeps and vertical axis pto shaft driven capstans too.
 

Burnham

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Great to look at, I'll agree completely...but hell on earth to drive any distance at all, never mind getting much over 50 mph or 9 mpg.
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lxskllr

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A friend of mine had a 62. It didn't have the PTOs either. Someone crammed a V8 in it, and dicked it up, but it was still a cool truck. If someone were to offer me any vehicle of my choice, a Willys wagon would be in my top 5 easy.
 
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