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Assembly And Using Harbor Freight Truck Crane

Assembly And Using Harbor Freight Truck Crane

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I got the harbor freight truck bed crane and mounted it on my truck to haul logs for the lumber mill.

I recently injured myself loading huge oak logs into the bed of the truck. Now I cant do that anymore. So I went and got the HF truck bed crane rated at half a ton capacity.

I immediately put it together and put it to work on the same day. The longest part of the project was to figure out where and how to mount the base onto the bed of the truck. I finally found the right place and got to work on it.

I drilled holes for the base and bolted it in place using longer screws which I had to buy for the project. I am putting them through the frame of the truck bed and needed longer screws.

The rest went together very fast using mostly pins and retainer clips. The only part requiring assembly was bolting the winch onto the crane arm.

I then went out and loaded some large and heavy logs into my truck using my new crane. On the first trip I realized that even the frame of the truck bed is bending and cannot hold the weight of the logs.

I later used a come along to put rearward pressure on the crane but then I had movement side to side.

This really needs some reinforcement on the truck bed to be used for heavy work.

I am considering putting some steel from the base plate down to the bumper. This should reduce any flex in the truck bed.

You can find truck bed cranes on Amazon just like this here: https://amzn.to/2U6dyLX

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