I made my own receiver mounted crane, and I thought I'd show it off. First I bought a 1,000Lb capacity pickup truck crane for $59.99, I didn't have to pay shipping since I was able to get it at one of their retail stores. http://www.homier.com/detail.asp?dpt=&cat=&sku=05165 Unfortunately, it looks like they're sold out right now. The other major thing I needed was a trailer jack to help support the load so I don't overload the hitch. I got a 2000Lb capacity one for free from a friend because the swivel retaining pin had pulled through its mount, but you can get one like the one I used for $19.99 from harbor freight. http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=42950 The first thing I did was weld a strip of 5/16" steel on each side of a piece of 2" square tube I had laying around to make it the right width to mount the base of the crane to. You don't need to do this if you make brackets out of wider angle iron than what comes with the crane. The crane comes with 2 angle iron brackets that are pre-drilled for the mounting holes. I bolted them to the bottom of the crane, and then slid it over the widened tube and tack welded it in place. Then I unbolted the crane and welded the brackets to the widened tube accross the top and bottom. After that I welded 4 gussets on the bottom of the brackets so they wouldn't bend while lifting something with the crane off to the side instead of straight back. Then I mounted the trailer jack. It's mounting bracket has a large round opening in it, I used a cutoff wheel and made it square, slid it onto the end of the tube, and welded it's bracket to the tube. Here's some pictures of it- The winch doesn't seem very durable, so I plan on replacing that before I try to lift anything too close to the crane's 1,000Lb limit. To try it out, I picked up a 14 bolt and put it in the bed of the truck. Definitely easier than by hand! I think it is definitely worth the approximately $125 that it would cost most people to make.