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Material Used

Tubing 50 * 38 * 3mm

Angle Iron 25 * 25 * 3mm

C Profile 75mm * 38mm * 6mm

Gate Wheels (8)

Raw Bolts (12mm)

Nuts and bolts (10mm)

Step 1: Runways Beams

I started off by making the pillars where the C profile
(runway beam) will attach to, to support the bridge frame. All parts, the pillars and C profile are attached to the wall with raw bolts. On the C Profile, I welded the angle iron on the runway beam for the end truck wheel tracks to run on.

Step 2: Bridge Frame "Completed"

Measured out the garage width (3m) and made the X axis (bridge frame)3000mm * 300mm. Welded the bridge
frame together. Welded the angle iron on top for the trolley frame hoist trolley frame wheel tracks to run on.

Step 3: Trolley Frame

Made the trolley frame Y Axiz 450mm * 300mm. This is to
fit on the X axiz (bridge frame).

Put a 40mm * 40mm * 5mm on the trolley frame. This is to clamp the hoist on. Drilled 2 holes (8mm), threaded them, this is to tie down the hoist. Added the wheels.

Step 4: End Truck Carriage

I started with the X axis end truck. This is to
Stabilize the movement of the bridge trolley. It also adds the angle in, to strengthen the bridge trolley for the lifting of weight. To the bottom part of the end truck, I adds a guide that runs in the C profile (runway beam) to keep the X axis (end truck) on its tracks and to avoid it from running skew. The end truck dimension 600mm in length.

Parting the end truck together, getting the calculated angles correct.

Step 5: Measuring to Make Sure Its Accurate

Done a bit of a extra measurement to make sure I get the guide rail measurements accurate. “Busy working on a adjustable wheel guide with a spring loaded wheel system”

Step 6: Making of the End Trucks

Completed end trucks shown. As you can see some parts are bolted together. This is to fit it to the runway beam (X axis). Once bolted down the system is mounted on the C rail (Runway beam) and cannot come out.

Picture shown is the guide wheels that fit in the C Profile of the runway beam, fitted on the end truck, used for stability.

Step 7: Completed Crane With Hoist

Hoist Mounted to trolley frame, end trucks on and ready for its test run.

As you can see in the pictures made the cross member for lifting. I used 12mm round bar, bent them (3 hooks) in a J hook shape, I threaded the round bar, so you can move the hooks up and down on the cross member, depending on the size of the item to be lifted.

Other enhancements

(1) To add runners for the electric cabling (Trolley/bridge festoon), as to move with the trolley frame and bridge trolley. This I will be using curtain rails, which I will loop the cabling on the rail.

(2) The next step is to paint it a nice yellow and add a motor on the X axis (Bridge trolley) to make it easy to move when heavy items are on the crane. This I will be using an old gate motor as it already has the ability to move in forward and reverse.

(3) In addition the stabilizer wheels needed to be on roller bearing which makes it easier to align the end truck. I used skateboard wheels. I found that the original plastic wheels caused it to stick. So mistake fixed “Crane Version 2 LOL”

Lots of research and calculations done to get to this point.

<p>The painted version of my crane </p>
<p>Really awesome job :)</p>
<p>Thanks you very much, I must say i got someone to paint it yellow today will send an updated pic when done</p>
cool idea I have fixed a winch in the apex of my garage to enable me to lift heavy stuff into the roof space.
<p>Hi ... Had mine like that too but was worrying me, as I do not think the apex is built for additional heavy weight. But I also needed to move stuff from one side to the other which makes it a great toy. I needed to install the Mill Head without the crane would be very difficult. but all the hard work building the crane makes it worth it</p>
<p>Perfect job!</p><p>Did you have any drawings?</p>
Hi, only on my white board but I am busy with them, will publish the soon thanks
How much will it carry?
<p>Hi ..at dead center it takes 1.6 ton, where the limitations are, is the wheels, the next size wheel up would allow it to take 2.2 tons.</p>
I'm just jealous now.
LOL thank you, always nice having new toys to play with

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