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Disclaimer: I'm no advocating the use of a front end loader to lift humans, we all know they are not made for that and do not include the needed safeties for that use. However, we all know we do things "outside of the box" sometimes to make our lives easier, and we understand the risks involved in these decisions. We are all adults here right? So if this post offends you, just don't read it, thanks!

I've wanted to make a man lift basket for awhile now, been looking for old IBC totes to use the frame but they are always $75.00 or more, plus they would need lots of mods to make it functional, and they are bulky to store. Uses would be putting Christmas lights, tree trimming, gutter cleaning, ect.


So, recently, near the end of THIS THREAD, @BOBL posted a link to an inexpensive basket made for forklifts, it seemed "cheap" at $182.99 with "free" shipping, and I really liked that it folded for storage, it's only 6-3/4" tall, and weighs only 76 pounds. Here is the link at Vevor: 36''x29'' Forklift Work Platform Safety Cage Aerial Work Durable Platform

Ordering was painless, but some internet searching about "Vevor" had me a bit worried, but I received an order confirmation right away, and a FedEx tracking number a few hours later. It was delivered today, 6 days later.

The box was beat up some, and there wasn't much in the way of packing material, it had a few bumps and bruises but nothing that would hinder the function.

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Initial inspection of welds looked typical of Chinese made things, maybe the Titan welders work at his plant too 😁 Paint was in decent shape, but far from perfect.
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Here it is folded, yes only 6-3/4" tall. Not the included "tool basket" that's included:
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Once unfolded the three sides lock together with what I'd call sliding gate latches, one worked and locked smoothly, the other will need some "adjustment". I also noted it was actually 36" x 36". not the 29" x 36" in the description on the website or the box itself. It includes three separate chains and size carabiners, two for the "door" and one to secure the frame to the fork frame so it can't slide off, these will need to be cut to length, the door ones are about a foot to long.

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Overall, I'd grade it a a solid C+ for fit/finish, and solid B+ for function.
 

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Disclaimer: I'm no advocating the use of a front end loader to lift humans, we all know they are not made for that and do not include the needed safeties for that use. However, we all know we do things "outside of the box" sometimes to make our lives easier, and we understand the risks involved in these decisions. We are all adults here right? So if this post offends you, just don't read it, thanks!

I've wanted to make a man lift basket for awhile now, been looking for old IBC totes to use the frame but they are always $75.00 or more, plus they would need lots of mods to make it functional, and they are bulky to store. Uses would be putting Christmas lights, tree trimming, gutter cleaning, ect.


So, recently, near the end of THIS THREAD, @BOBL posted a link to an inexpensive basket made for forklifts, it seemed "cheap" at $182.99 with "free" shipping, and I really liked that it folded for storage, it's only 6-3/4" tall, and weighs only 76 pounds. Here is the link at Vevor: 36''x29'' Forklift Work Platform Safety Cage Aerial Work Durable Platform

Ordering was painless, but some internet searching about "Vevor" had me a bit worried, but I received an order confirmation right away, and a FedEx tracking number a few hours later. It was delivered today, 6 days later.

The box was beat up some, and there wasn't much in the way of packing material, it had a few bumps and bruises but nothing that would hinder the function.

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Initial inspection of welds looked typical of Chinese made things, maybe the Titan welders work at his plant too 😁 Paint was in decent shape, but far from perfect.
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Here it is folded, yes only 6-3/4" tall. Not the included "tool basket" that's included:
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Once unfolded the three sides lock together with what I'd call sliding gate latches, one worked and locked smoothly, the other will need some "adjustment". I also noted it was actually 36" x 36". not the 29" x 36" in the description on the website or the box itself. It includes three separate chains and size carabiners, two for the "door" and one to secure the frame to the fork frame so it can't slide off, these will need to be cut to length, the door ones are about a foot to long.

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Overall, I'd grade it a a solid C+ for fit/finish, and solid B+ for function.
I have the exact product, works great .. and safe. A little heavy to pick up and move once you fold it up,,, but a great asset. I use it all he time.
 

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I think my wife would dump me out on purpose :LOL:

I like it. Looks functional for 183$ and if I had more flat ground I might would use it. Plus the whole teaching my wife to lift and curl down at the same time is a big no.
 

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I think my wife would dump me out on purpose :LOL:

I like it. Looks functional for 183$ and if I had more flat ground I might would use it. Plus the whole teaching my wife to lift and curl down at the same time is a big no.
Put the wife in the basket!!! :)
 

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She's too smart for that 🤣 We have trust issues at our house :LOL:
 

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A little heavy to pick up and move once you fold it up
Could some casters or small wheels be added on one side to aid in moving it around?
 

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I have been thinking about one of these for awhile. My concern is having my wife operate the SCV to raise it with me in it. Has anyone used something like this by raising it and then using a ladder to enter the cage?. I would keep the tractor running, lock the brakes and chock the wheels. It seems like having a platform to work from would be better than working from the ladder.
 

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Could some casters or small wheels be added on one side to aid in moving it around?
Maybe, for me though I'll just collapse it and "fork" it on the pallet shelving for storage, no manhandling the manlift at all 😁
 

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I have been thinking about one of these for awhile. My concern is having my wife operate the SCV to raise it with me in it. Has anyone used something like this by raising it and then using a ladder to enter the cage?. I would keep the tractor running, lock the brakes and chock the wheels. It seems like having a platform to work from would be better than working from the ladder.
No, as far as the ladder thing goes, you may as well use a ladder! Hassel big time.
 

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Disclaimer: I'm no advocating the use of a front end loader to lift humans, we all know they are not made for that and do not include the needed safeties for that use. However, we all know we do things "outside of the box" sometimes to make our lives easier, and we understand the risks involved in these decisions. We are all adults here right? So if this post offends you, just don't read it, thanks!

I've wanted to make a man lift basket for awhile now, been looking for old IBC totes to use the frame but they are always $75.00 or more, plus they would need lots of mods to make it functional, and they are bulky to store. Uses would be putting Christmas lights, tree trimming, gutter cleaning, ect.


So, recently, near the end of THIS THREAD, @BOBL posted a link to an inexpensive basket made for forklifts, it seemed "cheap" at $182.99 with "free" shipping, and I really liked that it folded for storage, it's only 6-3/4" tall, and weighs only 76 pounds. Here is the link at Vevor: 36''x29'' Forklift Work Platform Safety Cage Aerial Work Durable Platform

Ordering was painless, but some internet searching about "Vevor" had me a bit worried, but I received an order confirmation right away, and a FedEx tracking number a few hours later. It was delivered today, 6 days later.

The box was beat up some, and there wasn't much in the way of packing material, it had a few bumps and bruises but nothing that would hinder the function.

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Initial inspection of welds looked typical of Chinese made things, maybe the Titan welders work at his plant too 😁 Paint was in decent shape, but far from perfect.
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Here it is folded, yes only 6-3/4" tall. Not the included "tool basket" that's included:
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Once unfolded the three sides lock together with what I'd call sliding gate latches, one worked and locked smoothly, the other will need some "adjustment". I also noted it was actually 36" x 36". not the 29" x 36" in the description on the website or the box itself. It includes three separate chains and size carabiners, two for the "door" and one to secure the frame to the fork frame so it can't slide off, these will need to be cut to length, the door ones are about a foot to long.

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Overall, I'd grade it a a solid C+ for fit/finish, and solid B+ for function.
Looks identical to the one Titan sells, but for less cash...

 

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I pick it up to the storage point. but's heavy. for a 67 year old.. I do see the need a roller and a couple of rollers isn't a bad idea. Thanks for the idea..
 

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I would think collapsed, one could fork it up on a shelf out of the way fairly easily. Looks like it could be pretty handy. Be great for trimming tree branches..!

For less than 2 bills, looks like it would be worth trying out. I'll be curious to your review after using it @Kennyd
 

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I'll be curious to your review after using it @Kennyd
I can't see the review changing, it doesn't really "do" anything but gives you a place to stand. Now if I fall out and break my arm? It might change 😂
 

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Could some casters or small wheels be added on one side to aid in moving it around?
Sure! You could easily put four casters on the bottom and it would not effect functionality. But most folks will probably want to stand it on end when not in use.
 

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I can't see the review changing, it doesn't really "do" anything but gives you a place to stand. Now if I fall out and break my arm? It might change 😂
Don't do that. 🤣
 

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Could some casters or small wheels be added on one side to aid in moving it around?
They used to have a model with casters on it already.

Nice job Kenny, and thanks. Mine is supposed to arrive this coming Friday, but that's the day of my 2nd cancer operation. And if you got the tool thing and a 36x36 for the same price as the smaller one I'm going to whine like hell after paying more for the same thing.

I'm going to have my wife train with a bucket of water until she doesn't spill any.
 
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