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  • Pulling the gearbox - one man job

    I started with a pick up truck crane from Harbor freight added a boat winch to the bottom of the boom. Then I wound steel cable with hook and added a pulley to the front where the original hook was. The crane comes with a base that gets bolted down to the bed of the truck and has a pipe to pivot on. I added some steel to the bottom to form a slip on clamp-like device so I could just slide it onto the catwalk. Hook up GB use hoist to center it then winch it up and pivot it over back of machine lower down to an awaiting cart. I had it out and spare GB back in in two hours, but it took the rest of the day to adjust.
    John B
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    just fix it

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    Re: Pulling the gearbox - one man job

    TPJ,
    you went all out to change a gearbox LOL.
    the ones I have changed I had a guy on top with me and we just handed it down to two guys standing on chairs then set it on a cart like you did. I have seen a few places that have attached a track to the roof and used a hoist [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/confused.gif[/img]
    but I never felt the need.
    something else somebody did was make a ramp so you could remove the gearbox and bolt the gearbox to a cart and roll it up and down the ramp.
    if things aren't going right just use a bigger hammer! DIRT

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      Re: Pulling the gearbox - one man job

      Groucho.
      Your right to LOL. What a job. I found out it's a whole lot easier to rebuild any assy right on the machine. Too many adjustments. I probably will never use it again unless I buy a pickup truck.
      LMAO [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif[/img]
      John B
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      just fix it

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