Joined the club with an 18,000lb paperweight this week.

wandering neurons

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I had a steel plate welded to the top of a piece of 4" square tubing, about 12" long, that fits into the pockets in the bed of my M1081. There is a thick piece of rubber between the plate, and a hole drilled in the post for the pin in the pocket. On top of that, I bolted an Ultra-Tow hydraulic pickup crane, 1000/2000lb capacity. I have an additional length of square tubing that fits into the crane boom with a pulley at the end, that allows me to reach over and remove all of the cab of the M1081 during warmer weather. Finally, I have a long chain-fall pulley that I can use in addition to the hand crank and hydraulic

Getting ready to unload hay bale using hoist
M1081_w_crane.jpg

Another shot - I used the hoist to load the logs, the logs then went to the lumber yard for processing for a buddy
M1081_w_crane_and logs.jpg

Beauty shots of my M1081 with the upper part of the cab removed (Halloween this year)
M1081_Halloween.jpg

And a nice sunset shot
M1081_sunset.jpg
 

wandering neurons

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The crane is just like a engine puller crane - it has a hand-pump self-contained hydraulic cylinder. instead of the legs and casters on the ground of the engine puller, the post is on a bearing and can pivot 360 degrees.
I glom'ed this photo from the seller's site (Northern Tool part number 52534, if you insist on asking):
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