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how do i?????

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by stillen, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. stillen

    stillen Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    Anyone have any ideas how I can get my plow onto my tilting snowmobile trailer? I need to transport two plows at once. One will be hanging in the front, and the other I need to somehow get on a trailer so i can tag-along with me..... I do not have access to any lift or hoist or forklift....


    Thanks,


    Mike
     
  2. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    Does the plow you want to haul attach to your truck? I would try ramps to raise the front of your truck and raise plow and move trailer under and disconnect plow?
     
  3. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    a hi-lo, maybe an engine lift
     
  4. stillen

    stillen Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    yes both plows have the capability of attaching to my truck...... Ilike the ramp idea..... hmmmmmm

    i can get an enginelift, but i'm wondering if 800 ilbs is toomuch for that.....


    on the end of the trip i do have a fork lift that can take it off....
     
  5. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    in postion 1 on the lift you should be fine
     
  6. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Why not get a buddy or two and put it in the back of your truck?
     
  7. abbe

    abbe Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 719

    engine lift works great
     
  8. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    Make sure you take pics of what you decide to do. We love pics.
     
  9. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    How long is the trip? If you are going to put one on the trailer and have a way to get it off, why not put both on the trailer? I would not drive more then 15-20 miles with a plow on the front, Not that the truck can't do it but man it will kill mileage, make for a harsh ride and generally be annoying. Put them both on the trailer and you won't even know you are hauling it.

    An engine hoist will be fine. Lift it and back the trailer under it.
     
  10. coldcoffee

    coldcoffee Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    A couple pieces of pipe work well as rollers, using a 2x4 as a pry off the back end if you don't have a come a long.
     
  11. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,033

    If you want to make life easier, call a tow truck. request a wrecker for 15 minutes of there time at there convenience. if they come with a flatbed (Companies love to do this, regest a wheel lift and a flatbed shows up, and visa versa.), you can drive it on a couple feet then drop it. Have the guy use a strap connected to there cable to hold it in place while you disconnect, then they can load it on to the trailer for you. A wrecker is even easier, a few straps centered just right and up she goes. Repeat on the other end of your journey.....or flip it on it's belly (blade) then shimmy it off.

    It shouldn't take the driver more then 10 minutes tops. Shouldn't cost you anymore then $40 -$45.
     
  12. DareDog

    DareDog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,438

    how far of a trip? i know plow front and towing trailer is a no no.
     
  13. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,033

    It is? :confused:
     
  14. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    If worst comes to worst Mike you can bring one over to my house and I can load it on the trailer with my tractor. I'm not sure I'll be able to lift it on too well, but I could push it up on the trailer.
     
  15. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    tow truck guys = good idea.

    heck drive over with plow on frt. then drop and have them load in back of truck or trailer.

    then no call out only load price.

    and if big trip i would load both on trailer.

    but make sure trailer and tires can handle almost 3000 lbs total with plows and trailer weight loaded.
     
  16. wildbl1500

    wildbl1500 Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    Got a come-along? Back up the trailer to the headgear of the plow you want on the trailer, wrap a chain or strap over the front end of the trailer and back to the axle mounts, attach one end of the come-along to the chain and the other to the a-frame or other suitable low attach point on the plow and winch away...

    I load my old man's docks onto the trailer this way every spring to haul them down to the boat ramp.
     
  17. stillen

    stillen Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    Hey guys thanks for all the suggestions, Deerefarmer thanks for the offer... I was able to load it onto my trailer with ease.....DPW guys in my city let me use their hoist where they load their spreaders down at the truck lot....In fact they even did it for me.....
     
  18. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Those guys are great down there. I work in Leominster and they are the nicest guys. Glad it worked out for ya buddy!