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Default Stabilizing a HF Shop Crane

On Mon, 27 Jul 2009 10:21:31 -0700, "Roger Paskell"

Photo of the setup in the dropbox he

If you guys have come up with another way to level and stabilize these
shop cranes, I'd like to see some photos to get other ideas.

You could drill a pair of holes near the casters for a long say 1/2" bolt
and weld a nut on the bottom of the legs. That way you can turn the bolt
down into the ground or boards to stop any movement.

That would work, but I wonder if it would be shortening the legs on
the sides just enough to make it a little unstable.

I picked up some 3/4" threaded rod and some nuts at the scrap yard
recently, thinking / worrying that 4000 lbs might strip the threads on
a half inch bolt. What I'd like to do is find some U channel that is
a sliding fit inside the legs of the crane, and weld the 3/4" nuts to
the U channel. I could just slide in the outriggers and adjust the
"feet" to level the legs.