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    I finished my home-built gin-pole. It is shown attached to my (also homebuilt) combination base frame, which will later become a brush-grapple. Neither piece is painted yet, but hopefully will be before Spring. The reach of my J.D. 4100 is now a bit over twelve feet high!, just right for lifting and placing those tall poles next year. I hope this photo attachment works.

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    Default Re: finished homebuilt gin-pole

    Nice lookin rig. Just be sure to keep the backside heavy!

    Andy in NH

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    Default Re: finished homebuilt gin-pole

    Jim,

    Nice job! I may want to build one of those too.

    Did you fabricate the frame attached to your FEL disconnects?

    How about some close up shots of your work?

    Terry


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    Default Re: finished homebuilt gin-pole

    Nice job! I would also like to see some detail shots if possible. Thanks in advance

    Corm



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    Yea, the peice in this attachment is what the J.D. Loader manual calls a combination base frame, from which they built a pallet mover, a manure fork, a bale spear, etc. Mine will be a grapple. The Pipe top cross member you see is actually 2" heavy pipe slid over 1.5" heavy pipe. The 1.5" is welded in for torsional strength, and the 2" is loose on the 1.5" (it can turn). I am thinking this will make it easy to build the moving (hydraulic) upper jaw of a brush-handling grapple. The lower cross member is 1/4" x 4 x 4 angle iron, but will probably have another pc of the same material welded into it to make it a 4x4 tube, depending on how I decide to attach the lower (fixed) tines of the brush grapple. That is undefined. The attachment to the loader boom matches the J.D. idea, as you can see. I turned the pins on the lathe, and the upper members that look like a shepard's cane, are sawn out of 1/4" x 4" flat iron, with a pc of 1" pipe sections in half and welded in to interface with the loader 1" big pin. It quick-taches just like the bucket. On the front there are also a couple of 5/16" chain hooks.
    thanks for the ballasting reminder. I am ordering a box blade today, and will be adding weight to that also. I am thinking I will post a 400 pound limit on the gin pole.

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    Default Re: finished homebuilt gin-pole

    Here's another view.

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    and a front view of the base frame only on the tractor...

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    Thanks for the details and the picture! I think I have myself a project for spring!

    Corm


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    Outstanding work, Jim! [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    How 'bout a picture of the Buick you hang on the 3-pt when you use that thing. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

    Just jealous, of course. I gotta get me one of them metal-melting thingies. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/crazy.gif[/img]


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    Default Re: finished homebuilt gin-pole

    That looks great; a very handy tool. And I'm assuming (fairly confident) that you have enough experience to use it without either turning the tractor over or bending loader arms and such little matters as that.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img] An inexperienced operator ought to be able to destroy that tractor in short order with the leverage that'll provide.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif[/img]


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