Mega Scavenging is made easy with an improvised A-frame boom for your vehicle.
You can put a rig like this on any vehicle that you don't mind scratching.
My old Ford Pinto was great for moving old cinema equipment with such a rig.
I made an A-frame from two beams and lashed them to the rear bumper. The lift cables ran to the car's front bumper.
Question: Why not just use a forklift?
I used forklifts to collect a couple of these big steel frames for a greenhouse project.
It was a pain in the neck because they were too big to balance on the forks.
The next time a frame got thrown out I happened to have my tree moving
A-frame on the truck.
Night and day! So easy and graceful I couldn't believe it.
This A-frame rig is based on boom trucks I saw in the oilfields of Centralia Illinois, my Mom's hometown.
The A-frame boom rig shown here consists of two poles attached to each other at the top forming a triangle.
Hinges at the bottom of the poles are bolted through my truck's bed.
Two winches are attached to the A-frame. One winch raises and lowers the A-frame. The other winch raises the load suspended from the A-frame.
This is big heavily loaded stuff. It's dangerous. Be very careful.
There are lots of ways for this stuff to break, fall, and crush you.
Don't use nylon rope or any material that can stretch.
That could make your rig into spring-loaded giant mousetrap.
Or a deadly whip-gun.
There are lots of warnings in this project. Your rig will be different and there will be lots of ways for things to go wrong that I won't know about. I'm always afraid when moving big stuff.