Using a forklift or my backhoe to help lift heavy things while I assemble them has never been among the things I relish. While either machine will do the job and do it quite well the constant mounting and dismounting the machines get tiresome not to mention when on either it is difficult to place the object exactly where I want r need it.
So I decided it was time to construct another jib crane for my shop over a work station
This one is a medium duty jib crane made out of a WF6x6 x25 lb.ft beam 16 ft. long the stem is made of 4" XX pipe 1/2" wall thickness banded on both ends with 5" sch 40 pipe split and drawn tight tot eh stem then full welded then each end bored for 2 7212b (60x110x22mm) angular contact bearings fitted in each end
the stabilizing tension bar is comprised 2 1 1/2" sch 80 pipes welded to either side of a pair of 1/2x 2 1/2" plates
the hoist trolley is 5 ton rated but I will only be installing a 1 1/2 ton chain hoist
I still have to weld some gussets to the mount on the hero column insure proper support for the 3/4" thick mounting plates I installed