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Removing snow blower from truck bed?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by GMSNOW, Nov 1, 2006.


    GMSNOW Member
    Messages: 68

    I just purchased a 6.5 horse Toro single stage snow blower that weighs about 72 lbs.

    Does anyone have a way to assist in getting the blower out of the back of the pu truck? I am affarid sooner or later I mite hurt my back. I am a single operator so I have no helper.

  2. jcesar

    jcesar Senior Member
    from Mi
    Messages: 492

    Maybe a set of ramps, or a small cherry picker?
  3. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    ramps or get husky
  4. dirt digger

    dirt digger Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    back up really fast and slam on the brakes....

    but i have ramps...made them myself with pressure treated 2x8's and the ramp kit you can buy at Home Depot...then added the no slip sandpaper tape to them...not as light weight as aluminum ones, but they do the same thing for 1/3 of the cost.

    or you can get a liftgate installed...they're ugly but useful

    GMSNOW Member
    Messages: 68

    Thx for all the input!!

  6. storminyoung

    storminyoung Junior Member
    Messages: 5

  7. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
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  8. 94halftonchevy

    94halftonchevy Junior Member
    from se pa
    Messages: 19

    harbor freight has a good set of ramps for the money. or just make your own and replace them every couple years.
  9. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    you don't need ramps for a single stage snow blower
  10. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    My snowblowers I bought weigh only 30 pounds....so I just lift it out.:)