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Offline jimwrench

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Crane Puller
« on: September 11, 2012, 03:42:37 PM »
 Got a Crane Puller Co.puller at auction yesterday. Interesting design that was new to me. No.103 locking arm puller is cast on one arm but main body has 102 number. Don't know which is model number and which is part number. Says patented but didn't turn up any patents for this company. Literature I find seems to put it in early 1920's. Anyone have any info or experience with this puller?
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Re: Crane Puller
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2012, 08:38:32 PM »
never seen one.

nor heard of the brand

looks like an adjustable puller for use in a shop, not  necessarily for a specific task.

nice find
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Re: Crane Puller
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2012, 09:06:16 PM »
 Some of the early advertising I found promoted the idea that it was a multi purpose puller. They also made a three arm puller.
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Re: Crane Puller
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2012, 12:08:10 AM »
Really good looking puller!!
I like the locking feature. This is a scarce feature in a beam puller.
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Re: Crane Puller
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2012, 04:43:46 AM »
wonder why they don't make them like that anymore, great design & function...
you would think if something works, it would still be made...
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Re: Crane Puller
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2012, 11:10:30 AM »
I was taking bids for the Burkey Auction last March and got one for a Crane Puller on the auction from a man from Conn. He said he had over a dozen different Crane Pullers.

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Re: Crane Puller
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2012, 12:18:03 PM »
I was taking bids for the Burkey Auction last March and got one for a Crane Puller on the auction from a man from Conn. He said he had over a dozen different Crane Pullers.

Burkey?? As in Jack Burky of Oregon?? 
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Re: Crane Puller
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2012, 01:47:17 PM »

Burkey?? As in Jack Burky of Oregon?? 
  yours Scott

No, Robert Burkey of Kansas

http://www.wrenchingnews.com/burkey-auction-2012/catalog.html

Crane Puller was in Lot CB097.

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Re: Crane Puller
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2012, 02:40:23 PM »
 Interesting; they are similar but one from Burkey auction had hole near end of arm and angle of arm where it attachs to beam looks a little different (hard to tell from pictures sometimes different angles make things appear differently)
 Wonder how many models they made ? A little more research seems in order.
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Re: Crane Puller
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2012, 06:26:41 AM »
I know the man from CT,  he collects certain pullers.  Have sold him some.
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Re: Crane Puller
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2012, 01:02:19 PM »
 Dykes Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia shows picture of two arm Crane puller with arm attached to each of eight holes. Calls it a complete set. Someone on E-Bay has a big three arm Crane puller for sale. Says it weighs 45 lb and wants $70 to ship it. Haven't found catalog but did find ad that said contact factoty for catalog,so one did exist.
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Re: Crane Puller
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2012, 09:06:07 PM »
If the guy on ebay is shooting straight on the freight, the puller  he is selling weighs about 85 pounds.

He may have rounded up a bit.

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Re: Crane Puller
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2020, 03:11:10 PM »
found a three armed one today

It's pretty big

and only 2 of the arms have been repaired

and only eight years after this thread stopped

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Re: Crane Puller
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2020, 03:58:16 PM »
Nice 1 and good searching!

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Re: Crane Puller
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2020, 04:05:51 PM »
tool talk says this  thread has been seen 3300 times since 2012

pretty good reach  for a few old guys who just talk about old rusty tools

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