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Old 02-01-2012, 10:12 PM   #41
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yea i can use any type of planks.
setup is not that long.. from on my van to on the house is 15-20 min..
then moving them is 5 min per pole after...
they are no speed demon for going up or down but for siding work i would not want them any faster.. i can see if i have them 40' up that going back down will take some time. but should only need to come down for lunch, piss and end of the day..
looking for a system to bring product quickly up to the boys that high up.. worst case is we will just keep going up and down lots.
if we plan our trips good we can go down for one run of panel then travel up and set a full line.. then back down again




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Old 02-01-2012, 10:23 PM   #42
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Sent request for more info..like em.
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:44 PM   #44
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i have a friend who has 3 more sets for 3600 each no tax
they are used but like new..
i want to buy two of the sets but only time will tell
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We resided a 3 story apartment complex a while back. We used a combination of wood pump jacks, scaffolding, and 2 boom lifts. Most of the siding was done off the pump jacks. Trim, caulking and misc. were done using the boom lifts. Scaffolding was used where the other 2 were not practical.

We also used the boomlifts to stock the pumpjacks. Threw a plank across the basket, loaded up siding and took it up to the guys on the pumpjacks.

With all the repairs, this was a 2 year project, with up to 15 guys working for me.
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About 40'.

I rented a boom this summer for a 4 story hotel that had a courtyard with a swimming pool in it. So I need to go up 40' and across 60' to reach some gutters and downspouts. I rented a 120' boom lift-not cheap.

I learned my lesson on this one-when I got the boom out about 30' over the pool it stopped. Turns out you can go up 120' but only out about 30'. The boom is programmed not to go out more than that because it might tip. Next time I'll have the boom rental salesman go to the job and tell me exactly what boom I need.

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We've been up on a 12"x24 foot pic @ about 33 feet, doing a hardi siding job. worked them off of ladder jacks, 2 40' extension ladders fully extended, jacks were 4 or 5 rungs from the top of the ladder. did the soffit off that too. NOT FUN!!!! that was enough for me...lol
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all my walking planks either have a 20" X 20' or 24" X 20' on the power poles.
my goal is to be working up to the height of 40' and not **** my pants.. but i have never tried this yet lol..
i know we will prob also have harness on for the first week until we get used to it. but they are not required as long as my power poles have the safety railings installed.
also will install nets incase we drop any tools..
i would think a 18v could really fricken hurt from 40' up high on the head
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I have always used a rope and clamps to pull material up . Stack the workbench with as much material as possible and go to town.
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most of the work will be 4x8 hardie panel and it weighs over 70lbs each
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We do siding, replacement windows and roofing. I use alumna-pole pump jacks . I have 24', 12' and 6' poles and have stacked them in any combination possible. The highest we have done is 2 24's . Been almost to the top with no wall braces. 2 guys and 6 square of vinyl on the back. I love them!
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lol on pump jacks?

i dont use pump jacks but i use power poles and i assume they are more stable then the jacks
Am I the only one who does not see the difference in normal pump jacks? Sorry guardian, why would the power poles be more so stable? They do look great and I like the feature of using a drill, but why would they be more stable?
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been on double 24 footers plenty of times,gets alittle wobbly in the middle but that lessens as you pump up
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Am I the only one who does not see the difference in normal pump jacks? Sorry guardian, why would the power poles be more so stable? They do look great and I like the feature of using a drill, but why would they be more stable?



idk maybe because of the design of the pole
it has a track built into it also. its not just a square tube so anything extra will add to the strength

and i am not asking to compare the two.. just looking for advice on how bad it is at that height

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I went all the way up in a 50ft RT scissor lift. The wind made it sway back and forth, and made me feel a little uneasy. I shot this video while up there at a RB Auction in FL:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dUNgKvojGE
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Do you do concrete or do you sell equipment?
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I used to do a lot of concrete, but I'm quite busy selling aerial lifts now.

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