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sek0910
07-02-2008, 05:12 PM
Take a look at this..

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=93840


On sale now for $99, and if you're lucky enough to be on their mailing list,
you can get an additional 15% off.

With some imagination and hacking (longer extension tube for example), this seems like it could be modified to be used for a whole lot of things.

Erik Olson
07-02-2008, 06:02 PM
It has a lift range of 12" and no capacity for rotation at the fulcrum.

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sek0910
07-02-2008, 06:22 PM
mmm, well, I'm short so I guess I can just use it to hang myself

Erik Olson
07-02-2008, 06:23 PM
:) It's not all that bad. You could use it as an engine hoist or something radical like that.

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sek0910
07-02-2008, 08:35 PM
I could always buy a huge lazy susan and put the hoist on that...then at least it would rotate.

Max R. Wilson
07-02-2008, 10:00 PM
it also is 166 LBS, i would hate to have to load that or move that anywhere.

txsbluesguy
07-03-2008, 09:01 AM
it also is 166 LBS, i would hate to have to load that or move that anywhere.


exactly what i was going to say

having used one its heavy and large

sek0910
07-03-2008, 04:31 PM
Who do I have to pay to delete this entire post?

lifestylefilms
07-03-2008, 04:47 PM
lol its somewhat of a learning experience?
you had an idea.. it didn't fly. learn from it and come up with better ideas next time

Texanite
07-03-2008, 06:00 PM
Who do I have to pay to delete this entire post?


LOL

Hey, if you extend the arm out, you might get it to boom up by 2feet instead of just one :laugh:

hoarp001
07-03-2008, 06:50 PM
That would be useful to tak emy steadicam cases out of the car. But id need another crane to get this crane out the car first... And probably another one to take that one out... Its abit of a paradox situation...

sek0910
07-03-2008, 08:46 PM
Texanite, you've got a great point.
I figured it out that I could get it to boom up 6 feet if I extend the arm out 117 feet and 3 inches. And that would only add another 43 pounds to the unit!

EDIT-XTREEM
07-03-2008, 09:21 PM
Hehe. How much does your steadicam case weigh?

Texanite
07-03-2008, 10:48 PM
Texanite, you've got a great point.
I figured it out that I could get it to boom up 6 feet if I extend the arm out 117 feet and 3 inches. And that would only add another 43 pounds to the unit!

Awesome. It's a no-brainer then. :)

GageFX
07-03-2008, 11:40 PM
LOL. I want to watch Sek feverishly pump that hydralic jack to get his smooth 6' shot.

Postmaster
07-04-2008, 12:22 AM
Talking about wight.
That kind of cherry pickers can lift up to 1 ton.
So you have to compare them to big platform cranes that carry 2 persons and not to 30 lbs lightwight jibs.

Every machine shop could attach a 2 seat plattform and a extension for $500 - $1000 to it and it would be a steal.

But Gage is right, the smoothness is the problem, not the wight.
Without a hydraulic compressor your lost.

Frank

EDIT-XTREEM
07-04-2008, 08:04 AM
Maybe the use of one of these should just be for static shots? No up/down or side/side, it would probably not be smooth enough as Postmaster said, but just for static stuff it could work great.

sek0910
07-04-2008, 11:40 AM
true, but for high, static shots, this would be much cheaper, lighter and easier to use:

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&productId=100047973

Erik Olson
07-05-2008, 02:35 PM
Put a hi-hat up there - or, if there is a hole, a 100mm half-bowl direct to the top for a smaller camera.

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