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    Knuckle boom crane onto 1951 Int'l Truck

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    Here's a knuckle boom crane that I grafted onto a 1951 Int'l truck. I slid the flat bed back to make room, strengthened the frame, and revised the hydraulics to have enough volume to operate the crane.

    It came in real handy when I lifted my "new to me" lathe off of the shipper's trailer.

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    Well thought and executed Kent. How much did the crane/materials set you back?

    Al

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    Cool mod, Kent!

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    I spent $2500 for the crane, $500 for shipping, and then around $500 in misc parts.... maybe more, maybe less, I didn't track those parts very well.
    I already had the truck, so this just makes the truck more useful.
    Seeing it work after all that hard work was priceless!
    Kent

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    Thanks KustomsbyKent! I've added your Knuckle Boom Crane to our Metalworking and Cranes categories, as well as to your builder page: KustomsbyKent's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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