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boulder float
« on: February 14, 2013, 07:24:00 AM »

  This is a rig to float boulders out of the way while dredging

  ( in areas where you can dredge ! ) it would also work great

  for snipping,it will handle three tofour hunderd lb. ones well

  enough to lift them and move themout of the way so you can

  clean out under them then set them   back where they was.

  It uses a 1 ton chain hoist with 20 ft of chain. in combo with a

  rock net. This allows you to be off to the side while doing the

  lifting. Not a hard thing to rig up if you go at it right, but never

  get any part of you under it in case it slips.  I had to scan the

  photos and there not the very best but all I  have.  I have it in

  storage at the present time, if anyone is interested in buying it,

  it would cost over $700 U.S. to build a new one like it if you had

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Re: boulder float
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2013, 09:03:55 AM »
That would work a winch on top? very cool set up

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Re: boulder float
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2013, 11:11:17 AM »

  A chain hoist is used for safety and no power cord, etc . to worry with

  and make water tight.

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Re: boulder float
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2013, 12:20:01 PM »
My philosophy in life is "work smarter, not harder"

I wouldn't worry too much about water-proofing a winch.  Put a 3500#  12V electric winch on top and problems solved.  Would make lifting the boulders a lot easier and faster.
They mount these winches on the front of Quad ATV's all the time and they are always in the water.  Even submerged they work.  Wet or Dry.
If at first you don't succeed,  KEEP SHOVELING.

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Re: boulder float
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2013, 04:56:29 PM »
Since you are only moving it maybe come along be best here, just lifting to move out of way. Keep it simple lol <-yes_> ;D

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Re: boulder float
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2013, 10:02:13 AM »
Looks cool,

What about a light weight portable gas powered winch for the top?

theres website (
      Portable Winch | Winch parts | westcoastwinch.com
   
) that sells 35 pound pas powered winches that have pulling capacity of up to 2200lbs!

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Re: boulder float
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2013, 11:31:08 AM »


  Thanks for your reply but

  Gas powered winch is not desired due to


  1. more weight

  2. noise and having to tote more gas cans, and more expense to operate

  3. when I,m down and in between lifts I don't want to have to go up to start it

      up or to shut it down, a chain hoist is ready with just a pull on a chain.

  4. working alone a 1 ton chain hoist is safer and can be controlled far better

  5. it works very good just the way I wanted it to.

  6. less problems with the forest service

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Re: boulder float
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2013, 01:07:29 PM »
oh fair enough,

they also have electrical winches, you should check them out

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Re: boulder float
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2013, 01:20:24 PM »
one should pick the one that best suites your needs and go with that one  <-yes_> ;D

 


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