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    Forklift boom extension

    I'm getting things ready for the eventual lifting of the trusses for my shop
    Using my forklift is out as it only raises 15 ft and can not travel on sand
    So I decided to put the boom on the forks of my backhoe since it will tilt way back But I knew it would still not be high enough so I made a bolt on extension
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    Next I will make a bolt on device like a pair of stub forks with a hook or end plate to bolt on the extension so I can pick up the trusses from under the top so they can not slide off but I won't have to climb something 24 feet in the air to disconnect from them.

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    Thanks Frank S! We've added your Forklift Boom Extension to our Heavy Equipment category,
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