Free 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  

User Tag List

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23

Thread: Rolling scaffold

  1. #1
    Supporting Member Frank S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Peacock TX
    Posts
    5,180
    Thanks
    739
    Thanked 4,051 Times in 2,009 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Frank S's Tools

    Rolling scaffold

    I started constructing a rolling scaffold set up to aid in the construction of my shop and hopefully once I get a full length platform constructed it will save me a lot of climbing up and down
    First off I needed to take down some of the scaffolding from the South side of the building to use in this um thing.
    Rolling scaffold-20191119_140128aqw.jpg
    the Feet of my scaffolding fit nicely into the H beams
    Rolling scaffold-20191119_140230aqw.jpg
    I used 3 postal service warehouse carts as the crossmembers for the base of the scaffolding
    then chained everything down to the bus frame
    Rolling scaffold-20191119_143622aqw.jpg
    once all of the scaffolding is erected and tied together with a platform on top it will be easy to move around and a lot safer than just having a single rolling section to stand on, not to mention I will be able to reach 3 trusses at the same time without having to move this will help in installing the purlins and the insulation panels then I can turn the bus to run along the truss line for beginning the first couiple of sheets of roofing after the first couple then most all work will be done from above anyway.
    Rolling scaffold-20191119_174030aqw.jpg
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
    When I have to paint I use http://kbs.justoldtrucks.com/

  2. The Following 11 Users Say Thank You to Frank S For This Useful Post:

    baja (11-21-2019), Crusty (11-21-2019), Drew1966 (11-20-2019), Gregraper33712 (11-23-2019), Jon (11-21-2019), KustomsbyKent (11-20-2019), n9dug (11-21-2019), Rikk (11-21-2019), Seedtick (11-20-2019), shopandmath (11-20-2019), Toolmaker51 (11-24-2019)

  3. #2
    Content Editor
    Supporting Member
    DIYer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    3,091
    Thanks
    481
    Thanked 1,046 Times in 963 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)


    Thanks Frank S! We've added your Rolling Scaffold to our Miscellaneous category,
    as well as to your builder page: Frank S's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




  4. #3
    Supporting Member metric_taper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Marion, Iowa
    Posts
    265
    Thanks
    78
    Thanked 108 Times in 69 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    metric_taper's Tools
    You just keep pulling long pieces of steel out of the "wood work" (the H beams).

  5. #4
    Supporting Member Frank S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Peacock TX
    Posts
    5,180
    Thanks
    739
    Thanked 4,051 Times in 2,009 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Frank S's Tools
    Quote Originally Posted by metric_taper View Post
    You just keep pulling long pieces of steel out of the "wood work" (the H beams).
    yep I've had them a long time I used them back in 2014 when I re did the step deck folding tail trailer to hold the upper deck straight while I had the web of the frame pretty much cut away entirely.
    I consider those beams to be tools and they get used frequently but never used in anything that requires them to be cut up or welded into a permanent assembly far too valuable to be used up.
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
    When I have to paint I use http://kbs.justoldtrucks.com/

  6. #5
    Supporting Member KustomsbyKent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    South Dakota
    Posts
    137
    Thanks
    1,052
    Thanked 91 Times in 56 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    KustomsbyKent's Tools
    Frank S,
    The bus chassis is a great idea for the rolling scaffold!
    Does it still run as a yard truck so you can start it up and move it, or will you have to use your backhoe tractor to pull it around?
    If it doesn't run, maybe you could hookup up an electric drive to driveshaft, and another electric motor for the steering, and be able to move yourself around while up on the scaffold.

    Kent

  7. #6
    Supporting Member Frank S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Peacock TX
    Posts
    5,180
    Thanks
    739
    Thanked 4,051 Times in 2,009 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Frank S's Tools
    It has a good engine but currently no transmission.
    I could use one of my hydraulic motors like the one on my plate roll, but would want to add additional reduction to it however if I were to do that I could hook up the hyd pump to the steering as well to make it easier to steer. But I doubt if I will take the time to do any of this. Since I wont have to move it too many times it will be faster to just use the back hoe or my Ford pickup to move it around with.
    Later the bus chassis will the used as the chassis for my B755 Mack cab And I have a quadraplex transmission to install in it I'm a fan of 2 stick transmissions the engine is a 300 hp 5.9 truck Cumins not the dodge engine, I also have a 21 ft Fruehauf pup trailer that I am thinking about whacking the frame down a bit then mounting it on the chassis with a pair of under body dump cylinders that I have and mounting a 20,000 lb winch that I have, behind the cab and the rolling tailboard off of another bed that I have. I figure that I can make a fairly versatile 5 ton truck out of it
    Last edited by Frank S; 11-20-2019 at 10:52 PM.
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
    When I have to paint I use http://kbs.justoldtrucks.com/

  8. #7
    Supporting Member Frank S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Peacock TX
    Posts
    5,180
    Thanks
    739
    Thanked 4,051 Times in 2,009 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Frank S's Tools
    I also have one of the largest U haul box trucks made in 1989 that we are thinking about pulling the box off mounting it on a skid then putting a roll back bed on the chassis But my 1944 EQ Mack stays original except I will up grade the braking system.
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
    When I have to paint I use http://kbs.justoldtrucks.com/

  9. #8
    Supporting Member Crusty's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Dry Gulch, Tx
    Posts
    303
    Thanks
    74
    Thanked 255 Times in 115 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Crusty's Tools
    That's the first 60 mph scaffold I've ever seen.
    If you can't make it precise make it adjustable.

  10. #9
    Supporting Member Frank S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Peacock TX
    Posts
    5,180
    Thanks
    739
    Thanked 4,051 Times in 2,009 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Frank S's Tools
    Quote Originally Posted by Crusty View Post
    That's the first 60 mph scaffold I've ever seen.
    Maybe I should have retained the swing out stop sign
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
    When I have to paint I use http://kbs.justoldtrucks.com/

  11. #10
    Supporting Member Crusty's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Dry Gulch, Tx
    Posts
    303
    Thanks
    74
    Thanked 255 Times in 115 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Crusty's Tools
    And changed the wording on it to "Run Away!".
    If you can't make it precise make it adjustable.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •