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Steve Krumanaker
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Tow hitch crane
Feb 28th, 2016 at 4:18pm
 
I invested in a tow hitch crane for my pickup truck. Got a chance to install and use it a little today and shot a video of it. I think it's a great option for harvesting urban lumber and if anyone is interested here's the video.
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Reply #1 - Feb 28th, 2016 at 6:34pm
 
Thanks for sharing.  Certainly looks like an option for people with pickup trucks.  One minor point, it looked like you ran the lift hook through the middle of a link of your log chain.  Might get the hook stuck that way.  When you cinched the chain around the log you slid an entire link into the hook, the way I was taught.
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Reply #2 - Feb 28th, 2016 at 6:44pm
 
Don, thanks for the comment! I grew up on a farm and I assure you I did not. Must've just been a bad camera angle.  Smiley
Thanks for watching the video as well!

Steve
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Reply #3 - Feb 28th, 2016 at 10:20pm
 
Steve, nice setup and thanks for sharing.  Where did you get the crane?  I looked at Harbor Freight and they didn't have this style.
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Reply #4 - Feb 28th, 2016 at 11:54pm
 
The vortex widens. I have used a small utility trailer to haul logs up a ramp end gate. But this tool would work excellent attached to the trailer tongue frame.  Where did you find it?
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Reply #5 - Feb 29th, 2016 at 5:21am
 
Thanks for the comments to all. I got this from Amazon.
Just do a search for "tow hitch crane" and you'll see lots of options. The price seems to fluctuate from day to day, when I bought it, it was $279.00. Had about a hundred bucks in rewards points so that helped.
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Reply #6 - Mar 3rd, 2016 at 1:09pm
 
What's the weight limit? (sound turned off at work)
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Reply #7 - Mar 3rd, 2016 at 5:12pm
 
Glenn Jacobs wrote on Mar 3rd, 2016 at 1:09pm:
What's the weight limit? (sound turned off at work)



1,000lb max. 500lb on the hole I was using.

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Reply #8 - Mar 4th, 2016 at 2:37am
 
Steve, thanks for sharing the video with us, it's a cool rig. I wish I had one years ago, it would have made life a lot easier.
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