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    Default Pulling engines with a boom pole

    One of the reasons I bought a boom pole was so I could use it to pull engines from vehicles. Has anyone actually done this? It seems like it would work as good as a regular hydraulic engine hoist. Anything I should be aware of before I try this?

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    Default Re: Pulling engines with a boom pole

    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( Anything I should be aware of before I try this? )</font>

    You mean like having enough weight on the front end of the tractor that it doesn't pick the front wheels up? [img]/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Pulling engines with a boom pole

    It takes at least 2 people and 3 would be better.
    U have hydro so that is a big help vs clutch.
    Leave stabilizer pin in the slot so u have side movement.
    Also make sure u have enough lift cap. that far back.
    Set the drop rate slow for more control.
    Go slow and have fun.

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    Default Re: Pulling engines with a boom pole

    Danny,
    I attached a winch to mine. Make sure there is plenty of weight out front.... [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
    Boom Pole w/winch

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    Default Re: Pulling engines with a boom pole

    Thanks for the good ideas and advice so far. Any idea what a I-258 Jeep engine weighs? It's all heavy duty cast iron and I plan to pull it with the intake and exhaust manifolds on.

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    Default Re: Pulling engines with a boom pole

    Danny, sounds kinda like we think alike....well sorta. I built a boom pole and used the arm off of my hydraulic engine hoist. I bought an additional 20" stroke cylinder and plumed it to the remote spool valve on the back of my BX2200. Works like a Champ.

    Am I going to be lifting a SB chevy [img]/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] probably not. However if I do, I'll have plenthy of extra weight on the front of the tractor.

    You may have seen my pictures already....really don't know, but the link below has a few pictures, including my Boom/hoist. http://community.webshots.com/album/64671033wFJmcn

    As has been said before....."Be Careful"! Don't wana be doin' any wheelies. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    Danny

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    Default Re: Pulling engines with a boom pole

    Danny -- I sure would like to see some pics when you do this! Might convince my wife that a tractor is more than my personal toy!

    Pete

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    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( Danny -- I sure would like to see some pics when you do this! Might convince my wife that a tractor is more than my personal toy! Pete )</font>

    If the tractor does a wheelie do you still want a picture to show your wife? [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Pulling engines with a boom pole

    Depends a lot on the boom pole. One company I know has a boom pole formerly rated at 1500 lbs built from light gauge square tubing. Several people had this thing fold up part way out of the engine compartment trashing their front end. They have since de-rated their unit to 1000lbs.

    Keep in mind, ratings for boom poles are generally for static loads. When you start moving with the load, it becomes a dynamic load. That little bump you travel over can make your 1200lb engine assembly act like 2000 lb.

    Also, many times, failures with boom poles are quite sudden. In other words, instead of bending a little, they fold up completely. Once tubing (square or round) bends enough to start a kink, the structure loses most of its integrity. Try it with a paper towel tube and you'll see what I mean.

    Pull an engine with a boom pole? Depending on the boom pole - sure. For safety sake though don't get under the load with your body or hands and arms.

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    Default Re: Pulling engines with a boom pole

    I would suggest following Inspector's lead, and attach a winch. The winch will give you the control you will need to 'slowly' lift as you detach the engine. I doubt the 3pt hydraulics will be smooth enough (slow enough) to apply the right amount of pressure without some jerking at the end of the boom pole. A winch will give you that extra control, and the 3pt will just hold the boom pole in place.

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