Four Post Lift; Unloading

Getting the Lift to the garage on the trailer was totally uneventful. However, I spent the night tossing and turning trying to figure out how we were going to unload the 1,600+ pounds of steel. I don’t have access to a fork lift and taking the packaging completely apart and moving one piece at a time was not an option nor recommended by the supplier.

The old farm “rat tractor” can to the rescue again. Some chains, straps and hooks and it did a great impression of a crane. While I lifted the big lump of steel my friend (at least before we started the project) drove the truck and trailer out from under its load and I sat it back down on the ground.

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Careful inspection of the packaging showed that a number of larger items were packed within the larger package so these were easily removed prior to taking it off the trailer. With the exception of the two steel caps on the end, the entire assembly is its own packing box. The Lift’s runways are the main structure of the shipping carton and everything else simply bolts or is tied to them.

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Once it was on the ground we connected a cherry picker to one end and the tractor to the other. Then it was lift each end and use the tractor to push it into the garage and center it in its new home.

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Our next Blog will tell you about assembly and issues with instructions etc. For more details and photos on this move Click Here and go to our Projects page.

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