In Reply to: Re: Boom pole capacity posted by Jeff in Northern Michigan on October 08, 2020 at 07:14:08:
Thanks Jeff for clarifying. I was going to get over to the farm again tomorrow and take a photo of my 19-52 Dearborn Crane and set this straight. I always assumed 450# was about the max capacity and 750# was not a good idea. I just wanted the data to back it up. One thing fellas don't comprehend is the front end must be counter balanced with added weight to prevent from what you see in his picture with the front end off the ground. The higher the load is lifted, the higher the center of gravity becomes. Steering will greatly affect the lift too even with added front weight so GO SLOW. I always use STABILIZER (ANTI-SWAY BARS) with my booms. You want to minimize any side to side swaying motion of the load as it can become a dangerous, uncontrollable situation.