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Why not use ramps and rollers?, Safer and more under control. (In conjunction with the tractor perhaps).
(I mean, There are back hoes and there are back hoes!..you don't actually say what machine it is fitted on)
thanks guys. i think i'm going to build a ramp off the back of the trailer with solid support to the ground every 12" or so and then borrow a pallet jack and use a come-a-long to help control the decent down the ramp.Will it do it? Maybe, but I would have a backup plan.
5000lb is a lot and the backhoe hydraulics are not designed for load holding (they will drift down over time). The backhoe cylinders are positioned to apply max force digging into the ground, not lifting up. With the boom vertical and the dipper horizontal, you don’t have much mechanical advantage on the boom so it will try to sag or at least not seem stable. I certainly would not try to swing it left or right as that would move too fast. I have picked up 2000lb with the backhoe, but I much preferred my old knuckeboom.
There Y'a go..Nice and safe, and all under control.thanks guys. i think i'm going to build a ramp off the back of the trailer with solid support to the ground every 12" or so and then borrow a pallet jack and use a come-a-long to help control the decent down the ramp.
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