Easy Lift Spare Wheel To Roof Carrier

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 00:50
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Site LinkA friend of mine was having a problem lifting his spare wheel onto his roof carrier so I made him a winch to lift it, while he did a service on our cruiser and corolla. Very simple to make and easy to use. Hope this short clip will help someone make their own one too. My wife and I are counting the days now to our first big trip which starts on 28 th of April. Three months, In the thirty six years I have worked, I have never been on such a long holiday. We can't wait. Perth allthe way up the coast to Darwin, then down the centre and across the nullarbor back to Perth Wow!
My wife and I are truly Grateful to all on the forum for all the advice and knowledge we have picked up, directly and indirectly. Hope to meet up with you good people on the road. By the way I am filming my mate put his spare up.
Happy Easter All .
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Reply By: Member - Michael C (WA) - Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 01:05

Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 01:05
Oops, Lets try again, not too good with computorsSite Link
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Follow Up By: a convict - Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 01:23

Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 01:23
..seems like link is broken ??

( We're interested... )

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Follow Up By: Member - Michael C (WA) - Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 01:58

Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 01:58


Hopefully third time lucky
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Reply By: Member - Dennis P (Scotland) - Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 04:51

Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 04:51
Hi Michael,

Enjoy your trip.

Love your invention, how very simple is that!
Works a treat,.
You need to patent it.

Cheers,
Dennis

9C here @ 7.50pm. Max today 13C

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Reply By: Richard W (NSW) - Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 04:58

Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 04:58
Michael,

Great piece of equipment.
Should flog it to ARB. ;)
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Reply By: Willem - Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 06:45

Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 06:45
Nice piece of gear, Michael


Got the fright of my life when I played the video as it sounded just like me, speaking......hahahahaha



Cheers
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Reply By: Wisey - Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 08:12

Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 08:12
Great Work Micheal, Now postpone that holiday and get some more made or sell the patent. I can see this as a retirement fund.

Have a great trip, safe travels

Andy
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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 15:42

Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 15:42
Here is a heavier duty one for bigger wheels and lazier people ;-)))

http://www.humhers.com/th.htm
Peter
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Reply By: Kim and Damn Dog - Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 17:11

Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 17:11
Gidday Michael

I’d encourage you to develop the product. At the moment there is nothing on the market that I know of to address this need in the 4wd community (or the mining industry for that matter).

Around 2002 I started to take an interest in developing a pulley system to get the tyre off the roof and back again.

A couple of years after that, I approached OutBack Ideas to design a System, but they had difficulties due to the range of roof rack configurations and safety laws (OH&S).

Even ARB and TJM weren’t interested, and I came away wondering what they know about the bush.

If your able to develop it as a commercial product, I'll be your first customer.

Regards

Kim
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Follow Up By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Sunday, Apr 12, 2009 at 07:05

Sunday, Apr 12, 2009 at 07:05
A word for anyone that has a good idea and may be thinking of patent etc..... Do not show the item in public !

You can not patent after the idea has been made public. However, you can copyright it and should clearly mark any drawings etc. and point this out to anyone that you take your idea to. Copyright is free a patent is very expensive. Not much point in seeking a patent these days as China does not enforce it and there will be a lot of cheap knock-off's produced very quickly. I think that this is why a lot of companies do not seem to be interested in arranging the manufacture and marketing of new ideas, they would rather just buy the product wholesale and offer it for sale in their stores.

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Reply By: Member - The Dogman (WA) - Sunday, Apr 12, 2009 at 19:29

Sunday, Apr 12, 2009 at 19:29
Hey Michael, bloody brilliant mate.
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