forklift to transfer a load to another trailer

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  1. DLJ

    DLJ Light Load Member

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    i might need to transfer a load to another flatbed trailer , is there any sites or number in order to look for a forklift to be able to do this .trailer can't move
     
  2. Tombstone69

    Tombstone69 Road Train Member

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    I don't know where you are, but where I live, there's a couple of equipment rental places, and they deliver, like Dominos, only more expensive. Google it wherever you are.
     
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  3. Fairweather

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    Another thought and maybe cheaper:
    Check craigslist for people selling forklifts. They're selling because they need the money so maybe you can convince one to do a little work for less than what a commercial operation might charge.
    Good Luck.
     
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  4. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    Selling because they need the money. lol
    Any equipment rental will take care of you, transporting is a huge cost of it, so the closest one may be your best bet.

    I backed up on some ice in a truckstop parking lot once, the trailer tandems were over what was a fairly deep pot hole and the ice busted through during the night. I was very effectively stuck. I could see could see a wrecker from my truck, just across the exit from me. He wanted 800 bucks or some such thing to pull me 5 feet, so I walked a block down the road and rented a big john deere tractor and pulled it out myself.
     
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  5. DLJ

    DLJ Light Load Member

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    i'm not looking to buy , just someone to transfer the load , i dont think the driver has forklift license
     
  6. Old Man

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    Rigging and crane companies. Most will do it.

    Maybe also listed as machinery movers.
     
  7. DLJ

    DLJ Light Load Member

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    his trailer messed up the axel and can't move , he's at some truck stop in TN
     
  8. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    Can't chain it up and limp to someplace near?
     
  9. Colt6920

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    Look for a mom n pop type independent rental place, they may be willing to rent a forklift and driver.
     
  10. JonJon78

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    What is it loaded with?
     
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