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Transporting Plow in Bed

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by PlowGuy314, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. PlowGuy314

    PlowGuy314 Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 17

    Hey guys. I'm looking for a setup so that I could load my 8' plow into the back of my truck without the use of a backhoe or similar machine. I was thinking of trying to build some sort of frame that I could bolt together and attach a come-along to the top. I would then be able to put a chain around the plow and lift one side, back the truck up so part of the plow is resting on the bed, move my frame and come-along setup to the backside, crank that up, and get the plow in the rest of the way. Can't really think of any better way to do it, but I know someone must be doing this an easier way or at least have some ideas and input before I try to build and rig something up. Thanks guys.
     
  2. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Why and how often do you need to put the plow in the bed?
     
  3. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    You've got the right idea. Just build it tall enough (and strong enough) to pick the blade up in the middle. Putting one end in at a time is going to be kind of dangerous.
     
  4. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    Try an engine lift ! ! ! Their good for at lease 1,000 lbs.
     
  5. heavyiron

    heavyiron Member
    Messages: 96

  6. pmorrissette

    pmorrissette Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    How about mounting a 2ton electric winch on an angle iron mounted across the bed (near the cab)? With a few good legths of timber and a bit of muscle you should be able to slide it in quite easily...or...you could do like I do, disconnect the A-frame & the sector, then lift the blade in by hand...
     
  7. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Get a friend to help and just put 1 end in at a time. Very easy.
     
  8. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

  9. Kevin Kendrick

    Kevin Kendrick Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Try this one too. Stores behind your truck seat when not in use and you can get them in manual crank or electric. They dont weigh a whole lot either and is capable of lifting up to 1,000lbs.

    http://www.spitzlift.net/
     
  10. Chrisxl64

    Chrisxl64 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 574

    use that new gadget called a friend,better yet two.xysport
     
  11. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    find a big tree and hook a come along to i big branch, lift it up, back your truck under it, let it down, drive away!
     
  12. RODHALL

    RODHALL Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    I agree. it is the best $199 i have spent.you can pick the plow up and put it right in the bed, you can pick up ballest set it right in the bed. flip the class III or IV ball upside down, and lift the back of your truck up to work under it. pull motors, help install heads.


    It has 1000 uses
     
  13. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    Hi

    Not only will an Engine lift place it in your truck but in any other truck. You can also use it to move it around the gragae when doing any repairs on it.
     
  14. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    agreed..:drinkup:
     
  15. D.todd6

    D.todd6 Member
    Messages: 35

    I don't know how heavy your plow is but my 7.5 ft plow is light enough for me I just back my truck close to my plow, open the tail gate, get the plow up on end and tiptoe to my truck, set it on the tailgate, then pick up the other end and slide it in. I have and older plow though that is just the plow not the pump and everything else in one piece.