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Old 11-03-2016, 09:02 PM   #1
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Truss Spreader Bar & Jib For JCB Telehandler


Where is the best source to get a truss jib and spreader bar? We got a 506 machine back in the spring and I think it would be really helpful for setting trusses and roof beams and things like that. Any ideas? What do I need to look for on them? Anything you have found helpful on this?
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Old 11-06-2016, 09:28 PM   #2
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Where is the best source to get a truss jib and spreader bar? We got a 506 machine back in the spring and I think it would be really helpful for setting trusses and roof beams and things like that. Any ideas? What do I need to look for on them? Anything you have found helpful on this?
I answered this earlier today, but apparently it never made it?


It was a longer more eloquent post, but this one will have to do for now.

I had a 506B for a couple years and overall it was a good machine. Other than a few electrical gremlins at the start and a general feeling that the hydraulic system was slightly underpowered, it never caused issues for me. the Perkins liked to be plugged in when it got to freezing temps too.


Anyway, I've had 3 different truss jibs over the last 7 yrs.

2 of them I had made from a local welder. My opinion is, if you are able to use a "homemade" (non certified) attachment you will likely get it for less cost and it will likely be stronger too.

However, the safety nazis in your region may not allow you to do that.
If you do decide to get a local guy to fab one up, I can share some different designs for him to copy if you like. Last I checked it was $1000 cheaper to get one made.


As far as the spreader bar, I've never used one or really ever wanted one. So I can't help there.


One thing for sure, a truss jib makes it much safer and easier to place material on a framing site. you have an extra pivoting location, and en extra 12-15' of reach.
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Old 11-07-2016, 03:25 PM   #3
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I'm also in search of a spreader bar and ideas, so I will spend some time this winter to design something,

I do a lot of log work, and it's a little tricky to find the center weight of a log

So I've decided I need something attached to the fork mast, and then a hook on each end to hang the log grables, here is the tricky situation, I need it to swivel so if I am going in on an angle....

I will be talking to my welder, hopefully we can come up with something!!
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i have a 22" lvl that is 20 ft long that we use for a spreader.
check with a welding shop in your area for a jib or look on machinery trader on line.
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there is a guy out of omaha that makes a lot of jib and cages
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Sorry to wake up an old thread, but just want to show off my new toy I got to use this week!! 😃

Spreader bar with log tongues,
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Using just one tongue in center hole
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Set up to scribe
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Easy pivot for transport to house
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Hoisted up to house to scribe bottom
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This has made this job much safer, prior to this I'd have 8' strap with tongues, which put the forks so much higher, plus I had to pick it up to find center weight,

This also can be used as a jib, I did not use it as one yet, but it can be positioned in straight out position, and the 2x6 slid to one side.

I would like to however come up with a way to move it left to right with a remote control, (head scratcher) I'm think some sort chain drive motor with forward and reverse. 🤔 well!! time to get my thinking hat!
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I had a former employee who had extensive experience as a welder. He welded me up two jibs, one that we still have. He also make up a spreader bar from some angle iron. We rarely set trusses with the Lull, as it is slower than a crane and is harder to rotate them than with the crane. We will occasionally set a big girder or two, but generally will call a crane for a big set.
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I made a spreader bar for setting multiple trusses out of a 10' piece of 4" steel tube. I welded about 2' of chain every 24" Then i welded chain hooks to the bar at the same locations and it works good- i can put up 5 trusses at once.
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