In Reply to: Re: DIY Homebrew 3-point Boom Lift Pole posted by Lynn Patrick on May 03, 2020 at 14:37:46:
Your $0.02, I wondered about that, and I am considering adding side braces as you've suggested, when some appropriate scrap metal becomes available.
Also want to put trussing/girder along the top of the lifting pole for strength/resistance against bending, as suggested by another poster's $0.02 :-)
I looked at thickness/strength of materials/structure supporting lift pole, and concluded that "T" was stouter than boom pole, 3 point pins/arms/tractor's top mount point itself, and I wondered if additional bracing was a moot point?
Anyways, with two $0.02 worth of suggestions, I'm now $0.04 ahead lol :-) To get me over the top and have a solid nickel, I'm paying heed to another suggestion, not to make BP too heavy where it will be hard to hook/unhook boom pole by myself lol :-D
Usually when I go to build something, it ends up taking way longer & costing more than purchasing used and doesn't work as well as an engineered/professionally-commercially-manufactured unit, but then, merely being a consumer, where is the fun in that? :-)
I enjoy experimenting/tinkering/R&D, 'cause building's like hitting yourself over the head with a hammer, because it feels so good when you stop! ;'-D lols Just my $0.06 worth (with six-sense, you'd think I'd learn? NOY! lol ;-)