SunRay’s Boom Truck

He uses this to get beams up. It runs great (Chevy 350 motor), but no brakes (only emergency brake, so things can get tricky.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube: <>

9 Responses to SunRay’s Boom Truck

  1. Oh, yeah, VERY tricky!

  2. Anonymous says:

    what was it before the Chevy 350 motor?

    Mike W


  3. Heron says:

    Will you be doing any book signings/talks in or near Bellingham soon? You are pretty close if you are spending time with SunRay in Sedro.

  4. Lloyd Kahn says:

    No, am now in nyc.

  5. Love it I have a old JCB back hoe with no brakes ,yea they can get tricky !

  6. Nice Post:) Chevy 350 is very nice and you are using it greatly:) but be careful with the breaks issue, Really its difficult to drive like this.

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