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    May 2012
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    HOW COME I NEVER SEE THESE ?....

    Winches, Etc.: Keene Engineering Online

    I've been active here for over two years and not once have I seen pics of boulder moving equipment such as this. This was
    considered standard minimum in my prospecting days. Can anyone enlighten me ?

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    May 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fullpan View Post
    Winches, Etc.: Keene Engineering Online

    I've been active here for over two years and not once have I seen pics of boulder moving equipment such as this. This was
    considered standard minimum in my prospecting days. Can anyone enlighten me ?
    Correction - 63bkpkr showed some pics, and Reed's utube vids, had some. Other than that ?...

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    That's old technology Fullpan. Much more effective for boulder work is the Griphoist.

    Less effort, less wire and more pulling capacity. Much less wear on cable. No limit on length. Works underwater as well as above. You will never go back to an old style winch.

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    May 2012
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    Any pics of Griphoist in action out there ?

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    The unlimited length of the wire rope makes it possible to apply force from far away. Something hand winches could never do alone.



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    Excellent!

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    Yeah it's fun watching other people fly boulders.

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    This isn't a hobby! It's hard work!

    Feb 2013
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    LOL... All this talk of wenches and flying boulders has got me thinking I'm back at a Ren-Faire!!!! Maybe I'm showing my age here, but I've always liked the Calvary motto when it come to such things... There is NO problem that the proper application of high explosives will not solve......

    Really though that is a cool system Clay.....
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    The one stop place for mining matters on public lands!

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    This isn't a hobby! It's hard work!

    Feb 2013
    Golden Valley Arid-Zona
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    duplicate post. STUPID COMPUTERS!!!!
    http://www.mylandmatters.org/
    The one stop place for mining matters on public lands!

    "Those that make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable" John F. Kennedy

    When I joined the Army I took an oath to protect this country from enemies both foreign and domestic. To the best of my knowledge I've never been relieved of that oath and will continue to follow it to the best of my ability.

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    Anyone check the price on those griphoists? I can't find one on their website anywhere. I'd never heard of them either. Thanks for the links.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shunkaha View Post
    Anyone check the price on those griphoists? I can't find one on their website anywhere. I'd never heard of them either. Thanks for the links.
    Rigging Products, Inc. Sales Online: 18.K Griphoist-Tirfor
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    Old school is the best school!
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    Actually when the time comes for me to move big boulders I plan on floating them via air bags if the water is deep enough. Otherwise I'll use a chain come along. They are much easier then a standard come along and easier to boot.

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    Down here in GA you can just buy black powder. we used to make our own dynamite when i was a kid with my dad. HE used to make it for coal mining in KY when HE was a kid. If you are interested PM me or hit me up on Skype at duckwalk88. I would post but i dont wan the crazys to find out how and blame it on me.....
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    stefen
    Quote Originally Posted by goldenIrishman View Post
    duplicate post. STUPID COMPUTERS!!!!
    No, just Bad fingers...

  15. #15

    May 2012
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    Here's one of Reed's vids from 2006 - Although he has fun when he's dredging, there's NO WAY this is "recreational mining". I love how he moved the boulders
    using the snatch and "peel out" method, with a chunk of mesh fencing and his suburban.


 

 
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