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    Friend is building a house out of nine 8500 lb 40 foot shipping containers. Moved a few around today. Dragged these guys around with ease with the 5 ton. Doing basic positioning. Heavy forklift will do final placement.

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    Yup easy job I cant weight to get my M984 running to do some work too.
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    Anything a M936 can't pull it just pulls apart.
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    Another view.

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    ****, that truck didn't know anything was back there.

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    That's the problem with short booms. The wrecker machine with a longer boom could handle those containers at 50' and set them 3 high.... no other machine required. Maybe someone should make a boom replacement product that fits the wrecker???

    My F600 (4 x 4) has a 50' stick (but not enough weight capacity for a container).

    Keep us up on his progress. Container building is interesting to me. Good luck with your tool!

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    It really doesn't know something is back there. In low range I just have to tap the gas to get it rolling. After that it will idle with that thing dragging behind with no problem. Yeh you can't lift these things with the boom on these trucks but you can move them around easy enough to get them in their rough position. I will be helping with these things for the next few months. More pics and videos will follow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 70deuce View Post
    It really doesn't know something is back there. In low range I just have to tap the gas to get it rolling. After that it will idle with that thing dragging behind with no problem. Yeh you can't lift these things with the boom on these trucks but you can move them around easy enough to get them in their rough position. I will be helping with these things for the next few months. More pics and videos will follow.
    Be careful with your boom out that far pulling around corners without the travel legs down it puts a lot of stress on your rotator gear box. It could damage it. They are strong but looks like you are at about 15' of boom so every 1000 lbs you pull sideways is like 15,000 lbs of torque you are putting on the gearbox. The travel legs will only see 3-4000 of that and are designed to support that kind of load. No fussing at you, your truck you do it how you want, just an observation that might help.

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    Good points. Avoiding the side loads would be a good idea. There is a cable running from the pintle hook to the lift chain to take most of the "pull" load.
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