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Taxidermist…..would this be helpful in your industry?
« on: April 19, 2024, 12:02:40 PM »
Salvaged this piece of equipment thinking of taxidermists.  I imagine a deer size shoulder mount being attached to the head unit.  It would allow the mount to be raised, lowered, turned, etc on a 3 dimensional  plain.   The cart has locking wheels as well.  It raises to almost 6 feet high.  Very heavy duty and is brand new.  Its original purpose was a mobile x-ray cart. 

Figured I would see what the HW taxidermist thought before putting it on eBay. 




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Re: Taxidermist…..would this be helpful in your industry?
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2024, 12:04:10 PM »
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Re: Taxidermist…..would this be helpful in your industry?
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2024, 12:05:38 PM »
Height adjusted photos.

Can send more if needed via text or email.

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Re: Taxidermist…..would this be helpful in your industry?
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2024, 12:22:13 PM »
Looking at the feet I'm wondering what kind of weight offset can it handle?

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Re: Taxidermist…..would this be helpful in your industry?
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2024, 12:45:25 PM »
At its most vulnerable spot….fully cantilevered and max height…..30 lbs.

Not cantilevered and still max height, it easily handled 78lbs.  At its lower level not cantilevered, it is a tank.   It’s a heavy unit.

First pic is max height max cantilever. 

Second pic is max height min cantilever.


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Re: Taxidermist…..would this be helpful in your industry?
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2024, 12:46:24 PM »
Pic of the scale min cantilever

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Re: Taxidermist…..would this be helpful in your industry?
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2024, 12:59:50 PM »
I think the weakest point for weight will be the ball head.  I'm no taxidermist....but I would think a deer / antelope sized game it would handle easily.  I'm not sure I would hang a moose or big elk on it. 

I haven't weighed the unit....but it has to be close to or just over 100 lbs. 

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Re: Taxidermist…..would this be helpful in your industry?
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2024, 01:12:23 PM »
I have a very large elk head mount that probably only weighs 75 lbs so I would say it would work fine.  :dunno:

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Re: Taxidermist…..would this be helpful in your industry?
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2024, 07:48:57 AM »
jrebel,
Great offer and idea. However I'm sure the cost of that computer stand is far outside what commercial taxidermy stands cost, even a roll-around one. I'm sure your looking to get at least a fair price for it, and I know for a fact that they (similar to a computer stands) are not cheap. The stand also has all of articulating attributes of what is nice to work on a mount, but its too clean AND it would require drilling through the place where the screen holder is at to accommodate a mount bracket (typically a round 2" tube). Cleaning all those cracks, crevices, joints, etc would be a nightmare at the end of the day with the hair, hide paste, clay and finish work that comes with completing a mount.
However, you may have someone that specializes in small animal mounts where I can see that piece of equipment would be invaluable for articulation to reach difficult spots.
Thanks for posting in consideration of the idea!!! Not for me, but you may find someone that thinks otherwise! 
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Re: Taxidermist…..would this be helpful in your industry?
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2024, 08:53:05 AM »
jrebel,
Great offer and idea. However I'm sure the cost of that computer stand is far outside what commercial taxidermy stands cost, even a roll-around one. I'm sure your looking to get at least a fair price for it, and I know for a fact that they (similar to a computer stands) are not cheap. The stand also has all of articulating attributes of what is nice to work on a mount, but its too clean AND it would require drilling through the place where the screen holder is at to accommodate a mount bracket (typically a round 2" tube). Cleaning all those cracks, crevices, joints, etc would be a nightmare at the end of the day with the hair, hide paste, clay and finish work that comes with completing a mount.
However, you may have someone that specializes in small animal mounts where I can see that piece of equipment would be invaluable for articulation to reach difficult spots.
Thanks for posting in consideration of the idea!!! Not for me, but you may find someone that thinks otherwise!

Here is the story behind this stand.   It is an X-Ray stand.  It is brand new and cost......wait for it......around $12,000.  We built and moved to a new hospital and in the move they got all new equipment, stands, etc. and this one did not play well with their new equipment.  It was scheduled to go to the dump.  I couldn't see that happening so when the hospital allowed staff to salvage items.....I couldn't resist. 

I have no idea what to do with it, but I couldn't see it going to scrap.  My initial thought was taxidermy.  I am not looking to get a lot out of it......but would love to see it go to someone that could use it.  This post was primarily to see if it could be used by a taxidermist.  I agree that small game is where it would excel.  Maybe even birds. 

If it would be useful to a taxidermist....I would let it go for a very fair price or even trade. 


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Re: Taxidermist…..would this be helpful in your industry?
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2024, 09:01:02 AM »
TV stand for a shop.😉
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Re: Taxidermist…..would this be helpful in your industry?
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2024, 08:20:09 PM »
And that folks is why your health insurance is so high... that and the $12 band-aids. That's per band-aid... oh and the $6 per pair of gloves used... it goes on and on... sorry for the thread jack... carry on

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Re: Taxidermist…..would this be helpful in your industry?
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2024, 08:28:05 PM »
And that folks is why your health insurance is so high... that and the $12 band-aids. That's per band-aid... oh and the $6 per pair of gloves used... it goes on and on... sorry for the thread jack... carry on

It’s government in general.  With that said…..many of these medical supply companies give this equipment to hospitals when they use their proprietary equipment / contracts.  My guess is this didn’t get used because it was free and there was no use for it.  Just sat around collecting dust.  It’s really designed for mobile radiology not for a hospital.   Regardless…..it shouldn’t go to waste and should be used for something cool. 

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Re: Taxidermist…..would this be helpful in your industry?
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2024, 10:42:54 PM »
I would have also taken it home...  :chuckle:

 


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