Knuckleboom Crane: Hydraulic System Test 2 & Outrigger installation

Now it was time to try this again!  I fired up the truck, engaged the PTO, and it seemed to be working ok.  I shut it back down, as I hadn’t installed the outriggers yet, so I didn’t want to cycle any of the valves yet as nothing was labeled.

Everything on this crane is heavy, so I got the forklift out to lift them, move them to position and install.  Since it was over the July 4th holiday, my brother-in-law Mike was available to help!

Here’s the outriggers getting installed:

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Here’s a picture of me sliding one of the outriggers out, yes they are that heavy!