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Old 05-09-2009, 11:13 PM   #21
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good luck- and it's cool you found someone who likes to drool at 60 foot heights. Just make sure he covers the paint 1st
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Old 05-10-2009, 01:22 PM   #22
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Oh boy...we have been there and done that ! We bought a 1994 Simon MP60 60ft boom lift a few years back for the ridiculous price of 3500.00 Ca funds . It costs us 800 to haul it home from New Brunswick and then it costs us 100 bucks every time we had it hauled to another job . It was cheap to move around locally from job to job only because the hauler would put it thru my CAA Roadside Assistance and write it down as a car haul . It worked for me...not sure of what would have happend if he had of been stopped for being overweight though ! Maybe that's why he hauled it at 5AM on Sunday mornings .

It was in prettyy good shape...for all we knew . We had a couple of guys check the hydraulics to make sure it would not kill us...if something broke while we were in the air . We painted a couple of huge churches with it while we had it and it worked fine because there was pavement all around the building . Put it on grass...and see what an 8 ton machine will do ! It is not a pretty sight ! The last job we used it on it acted up on us .

My partner was in it at 50 feet high along side a church steeple and he was right against the church and for some reason it went into a funk...would not move anywheres but forward and the boom would not retract . It was quite a pickle ! Eventually with some cursing and wiggling of the controls at the top he was able to get it retracting and backing up . When he got out of the bucket he said "that's it for me" ! I knew he meant it was now for sale .

We sold it the next Summer and made a 1000 bucks off of it . The guy that bought it had some know how on the hydraulics that we certainly had none off . He used it quite a bit with much success . For us...we had no insurance or inspection...it had trouble written all over it but we could only see the money that we thought we would be making...I'm glad to see it gone and now when somebody asks about a high job...I give them a name to call .

I have some pics of it in use..some day I will figure out how to get them posted...I'm not the most computer literate painter on here LOL,,but rather just the most long winded !
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Use this one. Park in the neighbors yard. Problem solved
When you get em all the way up they are a bit freaky!








this is at about 100' look through the wire bottom, those legs are the water towers!
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I don't like heights... Just reading this thread scares me.....
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hey guys, thanks for all the advice. i love the discussion. i'm glad to know i'm not alone! and i'm currently looking into boom rentals, and freaks who love to climb up things!

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