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I need a forklift - help please

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Sawboy, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,700

    Hi all. I need someone with a forklift, bobcat, anything that can lift an 8.5' Ultramount out of the trailer and into the bed of my truck. I'm getting whacked about $30/day for the trailer and it looks like I can't unload the plow until Monday.

    So if ya have a way to take it out of the trailer, and put it in my bed, I'd be really thankful. Can anyone help me out?

    I have 24/7 availability to get this done. I live in Westchester, but I'm certainly willing to drive.

  2. nnusskern

    nnusskern Member
    Messages: 42

    Have you thought of going to local home depot of lumber yard snd asking them to do it for you.
  3. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,700

    Not a bad idea there!
  4. nnusskern

    nnusskern Member
    Messages: 42

    Especially if u have a local owned building supply cause my home depot would probably say no. Some other places are landscape supply or scrap yard. I
  5. bln

    bln Senior Member
    Messages: 767

    Go to your salt supplier, if you buy stuff from them they should be more then happy to do it for you.
  6. TheXpress2002

    TheXpress2002 2000 Club Member
    from Canton
    Messages: 2,714

    Come along or chainfall over the framing of the roof of a building. It can easily support the weight
  7. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,779

    Couple ratchet straps over a good tree limb even. Drive out, back under....Don't drop it.:D
  8. bln

    bln Senior Member
    Messages: 767

    Re you renting this trailer? You could also take it to the trailer rental place, they should have a fork lift.
  9. gasjr4wd

    gasjr4wd Senior Member
    Messages: 287

    I know this is an old posting but I'll tell how I do things for anyone in the future.
    I keep a pallet rack empty just for this. Depending on the rack and truck/trailer it can be tight side to side.
    Back the trailer under it. com-a-long or what have you the plow up, pull the trailer out, back truck under and lower.
    Want to get fancy or in a hurry? Back the trailer under, but up on car ramps (so it's taller than the truck bed), attach plow to rack with older rachet straps and back up farther so truck in under plow, cut straps.
    Do _not_ let it drop far. Don't ask how I know.
    I know one guy that bought a Harbor Freight winch just to do this and attached it to the first level of his pallet racking. He used to just use a cable, a pulley and another truck... guess you could use another truck with a winch and the pulley...

    I did also did this to pull stumps. Just assemble the rack over the stump...
    What can I say, I work alone a lot and have ADHD. :laughing: