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Radocy Cranes

Discussion in 'Installation Equipment & Techniques' started by jhd, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. jhd

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    Has anyone ever used one of these trailer mounted radocy cranes for smaller scale install projects?
     

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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    I usually just rent a towable biltjax or the like if I need to get above 30' but not over 55' or so
     
  3. jhd

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    I have a bucket truck, but thought this would be a nice combo for smaller scale back-lit signs and setting larger sign comp systems - that have long posts.
     
  4. Moze

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    Is it supposed to be trailer-mounted? All I can picture is someone that had a trailer sitting at one end of their parking lot and a crane on a broken down truck at the other end of the parking lot and them looking back and forth between the two thinking "hmmmmmmm.....".

    I dunno...I don't like it.
     
  5. jhd

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    lol, I thought the same, but it is actually built by radocy. I had never seen one or anything like this before. Just made me curious.
     
  6. Moze

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    The crane is built by Radocy. That setup is made by someone associated with this bunch I believe. Pretty positive that's home made.
     
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    Death. Trap.
     
  8. signage

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    Do some research and they do make that look here they call it mighty lift.
     
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    So without a basket you just snap your fall harness onto that hook?....
     
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  11. jhd

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    Radocy produces this set-up, seems like it would be nice to set smaller jobs that are just a little to much for one man and don't call for a crew of sub-contractors.
     
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    image is reversed of that death trap?
     
  13. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

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    Reversed image of Death Trap = anti-death trap.
    It's capable of bringing back the dead.
    Placed in irresponsible hands it could start the zombie apocalypse.
     
  14. Moze

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    I did research it - that's how I found both photos. But just because it's on their website mounted on that trailer doesn't mean Radocy physically mounted it on the trailer. The shop it's sitting in front of looks pretty ragged. Maybe that's Radocy's shop...but I doubt it. It could very well be a customer-submitted photo.

    Regardless of who makes/made it - I wouldn't use it. It looks like a lawsuit waiting to happen.
     
  15. Mainframe

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    What does it cost and how much does it weigh and how many pounds is it rated to lift?
    Also, is there a basket to put on it?
    How far will it extend?
     
  16. Craig Sjoquist

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    That looks great for picking up whatever & holding... Then on something else doing the rest of the job.

    Also with the welder & all the room on both sides, hauling everything else to the job.

    That looks like a great small job extra hand indeed. comparatively speaking.
     
  17. FS-Keith

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    for small cabinets and jobs up to 750lbs I think that would be great. the only thing I would do would be remake the outriggers a lot beefier and put trailer crank jacks on them to get the weight off the tires better. If anyone has doubts about these. Rocco from wehangsigns.com up in canaduh has used a skyhook mounted on a trailer for years and been very sucessfull. He is also selling it right now so if you are looking at a trailer mounted crane his is all set up correctly and ready to work tomorrow. Give him and call or email about it.
     
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  19. Moze

    Moze Very Active Member

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    I called Radocy and they do indeed mount these to the trailers themselves. I'm still not in love with the setup, but I suppose it must serve the purpose.
     
  20. Billct2

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    I'll take it.
     

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