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    setting trusses by myself...and 2520

    Just wanted to show how I set trusses for my new garden shed (24x24) with my 2520 last week. It was very quick and it took longer to tie on to the truss than setting them. I built a boom pole for the FEL utilizing the reciever hitch I welded in awhile back. Then,I tied ropes to each end of the truss and ....like riding a horse, I guided it into position. The ceiling height will only be a little over 8 ft and the pitch of the rafters is 3" on 12" so total height was a shade under 14 ft. But if needed, the boom could easily be extended. I plan to show more pictures as I make progress
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    Very cool!

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    Wow, what a great idea on your boom pole.

    Sounds like you are building a nice size shed, if a 24 by 24 is your idea of a shed I would love to see your idea of a barn. My philosophy is bigger is always better.
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    Thanks for the pics...

    I look forward to watching you and this build.
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    Good idea RGD. Good idea!
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    RGD,

    Looks good! I borrowed a similar setup from my neighbor when I built my polebarn. It is amazing how easy it is to set the trusses up when you have a loader and a gin pole. It would have taken me forever if I had to try and get them up there just using human power.
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    Thanks ! I have a brain fart every once in awhile. My wife walked out as I was doing this....she was amazed how easy it was too. I could pull on one side of the rope to angle the truss so I had clearance to drive between the poles,then readjust to square and lift to the right height,let it down onto the 2x shelf support,,,then screw it to it. It was fun!
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    I used the forks for my 245 loader on the 2030 when I built my barn. I had two helpers. One on the tractor and one and myself on each side of the truss. All the trusses were at the back of the building. We put one truss on the forks clamped it to the forks back plate. Moved to the front set of poles, raised the truss up. A guy at each pole on a ladder attched the truss to the pole (height on pole was premarked, trusses ends were flush with poles). Put a ladder on the forks and climbed up and unclamped the truss. we set the trusses from the front to the back of building. As soon as we had two trusses up we started temporaryly bracing truss to truss with 2x4s. These were 30' trusses going 10' high.
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    It is satisfying when you figure out how to do a job by yourself, nice work. Many years ago I took on a job where we had to build on site, trusses to span 28' and erect them on top of 8' walls. My helper and I cut parts, built the trusses and erected them in a day and a half. We ended up hanging the trusses upside down evenly spaced down the walls about 16" oc. We staged w/ on site framing lumber each wall at about 5' high. Then rolled the trusses upright one at a time and tacked them vertical with a piece of strapping running down either side of the ridge a few feet down from the top. They were only about a 3 or 4 pitch so they didn't get to unmanageable. After you get a couple up we hopped down and lined up the ends and permanently fastened them. When the plywood goes on any permanent adjustments to 16" oc and plum can be made to each truss with each course of sheathing. Good luck finishing your project and be safe.
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    Awesome post. I so want to learn to build a building!

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