youngdylan Posted March 11, 2010 Share Posted March 11, 2010 Don't know if our colonial cousins have landrovers over there? Amongst the many wonderful things about them is that the box section chassis goes from the very front "bumper" to the back one. This is real usefull for bolting a vice to when out on site.The military ones have two lugs on each bumper (fender???). These are real strong forgings and are use to attach lifting chains when carring them (2Tonne) by helicopter. It's easy to rig up a boom arm as I've shown and tie it to the rear bumper. I've no idea what the SWL is but I've lifted my 200kg anvil with me sat on it as a "trial by combat" and I regularly use it to install 1/4 Tonne gates. Being landrover and being "bolt on" by design the non military versions have pre drilled holes that these lugs can be fitted to. I'm sure the lugs are readily available or easily fabricated. The rig comes into its own when when taking gates to site by towing a trailer. At site the trailer is wheeled in front of the 'drover, they're picked up and driven to where they go. It's then easy to manouvere the gates to position because you can see where you're going. It's a good idea to use wooden blocks to "lock the front suspension" but not essential. Saved myself a fortune over the years. Modern trucks don't seem to have the chassis going fully front to back but I'm sure most people reading this can weld! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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