View Full Version : Mystery metal post - what is it?

01-12-2016, 12:48 AM
I also found this among the metal that was being scrapped. It is made of steel, painted green, and has two rows of short carriage bolts fastening a piece of channel inside a larger channel that is welded to a bottom plate, with mounting holes. The inner channel has square holes for the carriage bolts. There is also a piece of steel tube that hinges on a bolt, and it looks like a short boom. Seems like some sort of jack or adjustable support. Any idea what it is? Or what I might be able to use it for?


01-12-2016, 01:38 AM
I can't see enough of the gadget to verify my hunch, but one clue might be laying on the ground in the bottom right of your picture -- the fencepost pounder.

Is there a way your gadget could hook onto a fencepost to pull it out of the ground?

01-12-2016, 04:10 AM
Looks like some sort of road barrier post, like the wire rope kind, just guessing

01-12-2016, 04:21 AM
Adjustable shelf bracket perhaps? Mounts horizontal on a wall? Just a SWAG...

01-12-2016, 06:55 AM
Maybe part of the adjustable height leg assembly for a roller conveyor.
Or since it was found in the dumpster, maybe just a piece of crap that should have stayed where it was.

01-12-2016, 07:01 AM
One of the first things oft suggested in a mystery metal post is a spark test.

01-12-2016, 07:28 AM
Rosco-P got it. I had a friend that used to sell conveyor systems. He brought me some that they had scrapped. I used it for all sorts of projects.

01-12-2016, 08:17 AM
Pallet rack?


01-12-2016, 08:41 AM
Being a roll formed product any of the suggestions is likely, anywhere a high volume is required. Last I priced roll formed versus press bent the minimum footage was 5,000 plus development cost, but very competitive if amortized over thousands of feet.

01-12-2016, 09:07 AM
Those nuts and bolts are like new!

04-10-2016, 04:57 PM
Today I looked closely at this thing and on the base is stamped "PEGG-LEGGS". I searched for that and found a site (http://www.mh-partners.com/line-pallet-rack.htm) with a reference to "www.peggleggs.com" but it's not a valid link. However, I found something else that seems pretty close, which is a pallet rack repair device:


Watch the video ;)

http://www.rackmedx.com/images/277_BCG_Install.jpg http://www.rackmedx.com/images/174_FlexmaX.jpghttp://a3.southwestsolutions.com/images/material-handling/warehouse-pallet-rack-repair-replacement.jpg