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Ford 9N, 2N & 8N Discussion Forum
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Which Boom Pole?

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carpetfarmer

07-08-2014 05:10:47
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I"ve seen a couple of different styles of boom poles, for lifting. One mounts just like any other 3 pt implement, using the top link. The other mounts "solid" in place of the top link, like a post hole digger, creating a pivot point rather than just vertical motion from the 3 pt. My question, which is better, or more "ideal" if you would?




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Davy Fireball

07-12-2014 07:38:26
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 Re: Which Boom Pole? in reply to carpetfarmer, 07-08-2014 05:10:47  
Mine is made from square tubing I welded a plate to a boat winch.Then I clamped it to the boom. That way the tractor is unaffected by the weight. If I want to pull a post or lift something heavy I drive the tractor up to it shut off tractor and just pick it up. IF it is too heavy I put a pulley block on and turn a 1500 lbs winch into a 3000lbs lift. Will the tractor come off the ground YES but its not running and you have control of it with the hand operated boat winch.
This post was edited by Davy Fireball at 07:39:57 07/12/14.

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NNP

07-12-2014 08:36:28
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 Re: Which Boom Pole? in reply to Davy Fireball, 07-12-2014 07:38:26  
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nice

and if you are stationary, you can stand a 4x4 up under the boompole to lift a lot with the winch and keep the tractor on the ground.

portable, driveable anywhere... gantry



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mbramble

07-10-2014 06:13:31
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 Re: Which Boom Pole? in reply to howdy1960, 07-08-2014 05:10:47  
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I have TOH's live hydraulics also and I keep thinking that I need to add a control valve (or whatever is needed) so I can add a hydraulic top link!



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Greg (2N) TX

07-11-2014 19:44:16
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 Re: Which Boom Pole? in reply to mbramble, 07-10-2014 06:13:31  
Well it takes a little money and work but it is well worth it. I took my own sweet time to make the control valve bracket and to run the "to tank" line from the CV to the right inspection port cover. I should put together a parts list for all the fittings, hoses, CV, & hyd top link. Just let me know if you want pics and info.
Greg



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maxwell99

07-10-2014 03:46:37
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 Re: Which Boom Pole? in reply to carpetfarmer, 07-08-2014 05:10:47  
Suggestion:

Might want to do this,
After ever tool I build, I always test the tool by picking up something, that if dropped it will not be damaged or break,

This procedure will insure all welds on the new to you boom pole are sound.

Nice find!!!!



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mbramble

07-09-2014 20:37:02
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 Re: Which Boom Pole? in reply to carpetfarmer, 07-08-2014 05:10:47  
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What would really be handy for the boom pole -- and for a dirt scoop -- would be a hydraulic top link!! So, not only could you raise and lower the units, but change the angle of them as well without having to crank on the top link manually. Really wish I had one for my tractor......



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Greg (2N) TX

07-09-2014 21:17:25
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 Re: Which Boom Pole? in reply to mbramble, 07-09-2014 20:37:02  
I have an adjustable top link with TOH's live hydraulics and an open center power beyond control valve mounted on the back to the remote ports. I do like it very very much to adjust for all kinds of angles!
Greg



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carpetfarmer

07-09-2014 19:42:19
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 Re: Which Boom Pole? in reply to carpetfarmer, 07-08-2014 05:10:47  
Thank you all for your input. I never thought about being able to adjust the toplink on the normal 3 pt mounting system.

I snagged a TSC brand boom off of Craigslist for $25. It's in real good shape, no bends or cracked/broken welds, just a little bit of rust.



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ScoutB

07-08-2014 18:05:46
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 Re: Which Boom Pole? in reply to carpetfarmer, 07-08-2014 05:10:47  
My non-adjustable pole lifts from 2' to 8'. I like it, but since I've never used the adjustable one I really can't compare.




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Tall T

07-08-2014 22:17:21
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 Re: Which Boom Pole? in reply to ScoutB, 07-08-2014 18:05:46  
Very cool paint job Scout!!!

I can't get my head around this. . . .

If you lengthen the top link it allows the boom to go down closer to the load with a shorter chain, but then the end of the boom doesn't lift as high as it would have with a shortened top link. (?)

It seems like six of one and half a dozen of the other . . . there's something I'm not grasping here. :shock:
This post was edited by Tall T at 22:25:31 07/08/14.

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soundguy

07-08-2014 16:19:25
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 Re: Which Boom Pole? in reply to carpetfarmer, 07-08-2014 05:10:47  
my vote is for adjustability!



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howdy1960

07-08-2014 06:41:27
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 Re: Which Boom Pole? in reply to carpetfarmer, 07-08-2014 05:10:47  
I have the adjustable boom pole and even though I haven't used the non-adjustable I prefer what I have. I can adjust the top link for differant lifting needs. Should I ever tap my hydraulic FEL system I can install a hyd. top link for expanded lifting capacities and uses.



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Notjustair

07-08-2014 05:57:38
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 Re: Which Boom Pole? in reply to carpetfarmer, 07-08-2014 05:10:47  
Go with the normal mount. By adjusting the third link you can change it a lot. I can have the top of the boom almost touch the ground with it turned out and the tip about 6 feet off the ground with it turned in. The adjustment really helps when you can't lift something quite high enough - you have a way to adjust.



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maxwell99

07-08-2014 05:57:15
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 Re: Which Boom Pole? in reply to carpetfarmer, 07-08-2014 05:10:47  

I built this one years ago and it has always worked well for me. strong enough that I can easily pull the front of the tractor off the ground if the pickup load is too heavy.
!!!!!you must have some adjustment!!!!!!!

sometimes you will want the end of the boom pole higher or lower either at the start of the lift or the top of the lift.

with one like mine, you just lengthen or shorten the top link arm. it makes an easy higher/lower adjustment to the end of the boom pole.

on a boom pole that the pole connects to the top link of the tractor, to make height adjustments you have to move the lift arm bracket adjustment under the lift pole. much like the the lift adjustment on my Post hole digger.

However it works too, so go with the one you get the best deal on.

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Ultradog MN

07-08-2014 05:46:50
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 Re: Which Boom Pole? in reply to carpetfarmer, 07-08-2014 05:10:47  
I would say the type that hitches up like any other impliment as you can adjust the height of it with the top link.



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ericlb

07-08-2014 05:44:51
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 Re: Which Boom Pole? in reply to carpetfarmer, 07-08-2014 05:10:47  
id go for the one that mounts directly , the end of that one is probably closer to the tractor than the other, you want to stay as close as possible to the tractor with the pole end with a N as you dont have a lot of front end weight there and the farther out the end of the pole, the less you can lift



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