It doesn't tip sideways when articulated, it still pivots on the front axle going forward. Granted if you're on a side hill and lift the rear end when articulated to the down hill side, that would increase the tipping over sideways factor.Looks great, Dave and Carl.
The main theoretical weakness ought to be in tipping sideways in a jack knife, with any articulated loader, right? Does the telescoping boom and large tip weight make the unit tippy, and is there a way that this is compensated for?
It would make things easier to have a 102" wide deck.I would probably need a deck over trailer right?
Let me know where you had the trailer built and how $$?Or, if you're up for spending the extra $$ you can have a low platform trailer built with side doors in front to load a Giant sideways. I should have pictures of my Avant loaded sideways in a 14 foot dump trailer in the next weeks.
The vertical tube, that's 2-3" square tubing, right?Unfortunately for BME 254T, with the BMgrapple it is 103" long. So for now you have to take the grapple off to travel sideways down the highway. PIA, as far as I am concerned. Looking into modifying the BMG hanger to get under the 102 requirement
The schedule 80 round I use for the receiver hitch could work as the pivot.The vertical tube, that's 2-3" square tubing, right?
If the vertical was round, you could have a pivoting joint with say 2.25- 2.50" heavy wall insert, and 3ish" that would just slip over.
Drill 2- 13/16" thru holes and for 3/4" grade 5 bolts.
Unbolt the connection, pivot the grapple head 90 degrees, and reduce the OAL
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3/4 ton with a base 420 is cool,Trailer looks great what about tongue wait any issues when trailers fully loaded and with machine on it