The Smartmetalpod is now available with

adjustable legs!

 

What are the advantages of the Smartmetalpod?

- The legs won’t crark, warp or rott.

- It is meant to be taken apart easily for transportation.

- The capacity is much greater (using a bigger eyebolt than supplied).

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The head, the feet and the eyebolt are  supplied.

View from under, three plates prevent water and debris from entering the tubings.

It has 5/8’’ pins with handels and ‘’R’’ pins for easy removal and transportation.

There is plenty of room for the winch.

This is how the pins are removed without tools.

The feet have 3/8 inch bolts, this is how they  stand on the groung (4’’ X 4’’)

It is now being sold unpainted for $60 canadian.

Write to Pierre Ménard at vispieux@gmail.com for a shipping quote.

It is meant to receive 2’’ square tubing

Here is how the Smartmetalpod was tested

An hydraulic press was pushing on a small hydraulic cylinder that was pushing on the nut of the eyebolt. The hydraulic cylinder is filled with oil but is used to read the pressure applied onto it by having the access hole plug with a pressure guage. The diameter of the piston of the hydraulic cylindre is 45mm and the pressure read is 3000 PSI, thus the force applied onto the nut is:

FORCE = PRESSURE X SURFACE

FORCE = 3000 LBS/square INCH X 2.45 square INCH = 7400 lbs or almost 4 tons!


I did not notice any deformation after the test.

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See how I lifted a pickup truck with the Smartmetalpod and the adjustable legshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8i1mj2lhas

Here is a very handy accessory for the Smartmetalpod:

The adjustable legs!

The adjustable legs solve at least three problems associated with tripods...

First obvious problem; Being able to work easily on an uneven ground.

Second not so obvious; Large loads (not heavy but large) requires the legs to be far apart so you need a tall tripod.

Third really not obvious problem; Evidently, the highest the pod the better but you need to be able to erect it! It is a lot easier to erect an 8 foot pod than a 12 feet pod.

These legs are installed on the outside of the 2 inch square tube. They are 5 feet tall and extend the length of the tubes to 4 1/2 feet maximum. The foot is a plate of 4 inch by 4 inch every increment is 6 inches. They do not lower the lifting capacity of the Smartmetalpod. They come with all the hardware needed, pins and «R»pins. Please look at the instruction manuel before ordering; «Adjustable legs instruction manual»

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