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Just bought this, hope it works #2049312
04/07/16 11:21 PM
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Have any of you used a bed lifter? It's supposed to work with a cherry picker or a hoist. I'm tired of calling or waiting for help if I want the bed off.

Re: Just bought this, hope it works [Re: 77ProStreet] #2049317
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just saw Stacey David use one of these on Gearz. looks like it works pretty slick.


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Re: Just bought this, hope it works [Re: 77ProStreet] #2049334
04/07/16 11:37 PM
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So you have to drill a hole in the center..??? I just use straps and a picker...no hole...or another helper. Or just drill (4) small holes, use (2) u-bolts and a chain or strap and call it a day smile


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Re: Just bought this, hope it works [Re: rickstershemi] #2049355
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I have a homemade manual adjustable gantry crane that I attach four ratchet straps to. I used in last month to pull a bed and a cab off a 92 D250 and it works just fine. Harbor Freight has something like it but is much more expensive then the one I built. It has more features than mine though.

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Re: Just bought this, hope it works [Re: Rhinodart] #2049536
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Originally Posted By Rhinodart
I have a homemade manual adjustable gantry crane that I attach four ratchet straps to. I used in last month to pull a bed and a cab off a 92 D250 and it works just fine. Harbor Freight has something like it but is much more expensive then the one I built. It has more features than mine though.


I have one like your pic.

it works well adjust up/down so I can get a truck with a 6" lift/40" tires and the hoist on a roller up top is nice for moving side to side while engine drops in the chassis.

Re: Just bought this, hope it works [Re: scratchnfotraction] #2049746
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Just don't do like I did. I used one chain hooked diagonally to one front corner and one rear corner. You should have seen the look on my son's face when he saw the side panels had buckled from the twist! Fortunately when we sat it back on the frame it all went back into place. Whew! boogie

Re: Just bought this, hope it works [Re: Jwilli500] #2050113
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That looks like it would work. I have used a 4x4 for this purpose. Fit under the inside bed lips + cherry picker + chain.

You will probably need to pull the rear bumper to get the cherry picker close enough to balance (almost). I have done it single handed but easier with a helper to guide and balance the bed and keep it off the cab.

Re: Just bought this, hope it works [Re: 77ProStreet] #2050440
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Re: Just bought this, hope it works [Re: 77ProStreet] #2050834
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Well I used it last night and it works really well.







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