Light electric and hydraulic small scale rock moving equipment

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Starting a general thread on the topic of moving rock small scale with electric and hydraulic equipment.
Will start with self made equipment as most such equipment is unbelievably costly.
Will post some pictures of the components that make this possible. Some may ask why electric? The answer is electric can be effective underground with no fumes etc..

Just a thread to discuss how to move rock efficiently and not break your back........lol.
 

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Its not electric or hydrophilic but it works and not as backbreaking as one might think,Start Vid. around 2:00 mark.
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Its not electric or hydrophilic but it works and not as backbreaking as one might think,Start Vid. around 2:00 mark.
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Yep most of us have been here at this level moving rock. Sure beets a crow / pry bar......lol.
 
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I put an add out in the Craigs listings and there are people who have unused hydraulics laying around for sure. I thinking this is were I will start.

I picked up a electric lift from a second hand store that will lift and swing up to around 380 lbs. quickly. I'm thinking this could move a lot of rock in one day within the swing range (3 ft. or so). If a base with wheels is made the range of motion would be greater.
 
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If I mill big timber frame out on a claim there will be a lot less frame materials I will have to carry in. Now I'm starting to think half wood half metal may be the way to go.
 
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I got 2 hydraulic motors, hoses, flow control valves off of Craig listing for little cost that should make a nice 4 wheel drive rock mover.
 
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Wheel barrows work pretty good...
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Yes wheel barrows work reasonable. What I'm talking about is a hydraulic version that can break down for storage and packing.
 
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I'm even thinking of a electric wheelbarrow as well for fire season charging the batteries underground.
 

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I'm even thinking of a electric wheelbarrow as well for fire season charging the batteries underground.
These are winter projects, the prospecting season will be long over before you get something built to move large stones.

Then if your contraption does not work as intended you've wasted the season.

I thought your claim was on a steep mountain side or have you acquired another claim on flat ground.
 
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These are winter projects, the prospecting season will be long over before you get something built to move large stones.

Then if your contraption does not work as intended you've wasted the season.

I thought your claim was on a steep mountain side or have you acquired another claim on flat ground.
Just a project that can be worked on at any time. Yes the work will be on steep ground with the possibility of moving rock onto a adjacent area that is more flat. One can also move rock onto a bench that is made.
 
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The main point of some equipment that can be broken down is that you have a chance of moving it to the rock itself. Packing out the rock ore is not always realistic when you have a very small deposit or if it pinches out on you and other factors.
 

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