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PStechPaul
01-12-2016, 01:48 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?

http://enginuitysystems.com/pix/MTECH/Metal_Post_2662.jpg

MTNGUN
01-12-2016, 02:38 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?

boslab
01-12-2016, 05:10 AM
Looks like some sort of road barrier post, like the wire rope kind, just guessing
Mark

Beazld
01-12-2016, 05:21 AM
Adjustable shelf bracket perhaps? Mounts horizontal on a wall? Just a SWAG...

Rosco-P
01-12-2016, 07:55 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.

RussZHC
01-12-2016, 08:01 AM
One of the first things oft suggested in a mystery metal post is a spark test.

WilsonT
01-12-2016, 08:28 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.

Doozer
01-12-2016, 09:17 AM
Pallet rack?

-Doozer

Carm
01-12-2016, 09:41 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.

vpt
01-12-2016, 10:07 AM
Those nuts and bolts are like new!

PStechPaul
04-10-2016, 05:57 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:

http://www.mh-partners.com/web-damotech.htm

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