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One bar with open channel welded on each end that slips over the box section as near to the vertical posts as you can get. Even a chain with two shackles would do.

Edited by expeatfarmer
Further thought.

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After doing my chores this morning i was allowed in the shed.

Finished making the A frames and welded on, found some 1/4 plate for the topbar gussets and made a cross bar for extra support.

Ive put pins both sides so the bar can be fitted either side.

Next was to drill 4 1/2" holes in the topbar, just got to make 4 pins now or put nuts and bolts though it.

The topbar can be lifted up another 8" if i need extra height.

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Well done looks as if it will be really useful, I have spent ages setting myself up with lifting and moving devices so that I can cary on my hobby when I am even more decrepit than now. My sons laugh at me but they don't offer to lift things for me instead.

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Final update on the gantry, I stuck some rubber on the monkeys legs to stop it scratching the paint when it runs side to side.

It only takes a few minutes to put up and I think it will be handy for lifting heavy items.

Im quite pleased with the end result and it's only cost me a tenner for the paint

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Monkeys have wheels like railway bogies with flanges on. Maybe you could somehow fit four rollers to the vertical brackets to guide the monkey. Less resistance when moving sideways.

Give you something to think about. :D :hide:

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5 hours ago, Stormin said:

Monkeys have wheels like railway bogies with flanges on. Maybe you could somehow fit four rollers to the vertical brackets to guide the monkey. Less resistance when moving sideways.

Give you something to think about. :D :hide:

This is the FINAL update Norm, not doing anymore to it. It works fine as it is. !!!. :D

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