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Old 10-03-2013, 10:10 PM
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Well, considering I'm a farm guy complete with a 3,800 sqft. barn, I found this bumper mounted crane from Western Mule interesting. It stows away neatly. It could not only help at the barn, but with cutting fire wood. I thought I'd provide a link in case others have needs. R...

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For a 2000lb crane it doesn't look too bad. It doesn't say what winch it uses, just that it's 12V DC powered, so I would inquire about that, you don't want a cheap winch back there. I like that it still retains a hitch point as well
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I 100% agree with your observations. I'm calling tomorrow, I've got the 12v hookup on the left side of the bed just up from the tailgate (used for the gooseneck trailer). I'll have to make up a pigtail. I'm hoping they can price it without their winch. Oh yeah, it's for my 98 1500 (which has the gooseneck ball, for a cow trailer). It's got that crap of chrome bumper that's rusting.

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That is too sweet! I wanna get one just because. One of those "Always Prepared" things.
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Default I think it could be handy on the farm.

Loading/unloading generators, tool boxes in the barn, planting large nursery trees, unload square bales, feeding the fish in a stocked pond, loading lumber, loading logs, cutting firewood keeping your saw out of the dirt and it all folds up in the bumper.

with a 12v power source plugged right in the truck. R...
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on a service body bed
our utility trucks mount the crane in the right rear corner of the bed
they can pull out an engine if needed
the winch mount has a stubby mount, if you don't need the winch, you can pull out 1 bolt & store the winch itself in a shed or garage

https://www.google.com/search?q=util...%3B1200%3B1200
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That would be awesome for working on the farm, Can see it being extremely useful.

And with all that land it sounds like you have... I think I have found the individual to host the 1st ever Ram Forumz mud fest?..
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GT, your link is the home run. The "in bed" orange is one I've been trying to track down, thanks.

Brandon, as we say in the South "yall" can all come. Here in central Kentucky they call'em, a "pig pickin". The muds in Georgia.

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