Heavy Haul Yard Horse

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  1. bonder45

    bonder45 Road Train Member

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    Okay guys, I joined the Heavy haul club and now need something in my yard to be able to unstack / stack up the setup.

    I need options, what is everyone else using to get this done?

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  3. Razororange

    Razororange Road Train Member

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    Done mine many times with nothing but a large forklift. Something with 15-20K capacity since you'll be lifting with the weight centered about 4-5ft out from the mast. A second smaller forklift can come in handy if you have a modular deck or flip axles to try to line up .

    This old girl still does the job. The brakes are iffy and the mast cylinder leaks down. Gotta jump the starter with a screwdriver to fire it up. It will lift 20K at the mast though and there's no safety sensors to stop it.
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  4. Siinman

    Siinman Road Train Member

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    I would guess a large fork truck or a smaller crane?
     
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  5. Siinman

    Siinman Road Train Member

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    That was my vision on how it is done.
     
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  6. Oxbow

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    It might be cheaper to build an overhead crane structure like what is used to load log trailers on log trucks if you have a yard. Also try to use the equipment you are hauling when possible. Kinda tough if it's a dozer though.
     
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  7. W923

    W923 Road Train Member

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    I will take an old payloader over a forklift any day. Much more versatile, better reach and arguably better visibility only downside I see is considerably harder to get in and out of and takes a little more space. This old cat cost me 2k with a cracked head I traded a couple nice used 1000-20 tires for the forks and had to adapt them to the loader. It will lift 10k at the tip of the 6 foot forks and about 15 at the back. Has about 10’ of reach with the forks chest high and the articulation is like side shift plus a little and when your neighbors dog craps in your yard it’s not stuck
     
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    I'd go the front end loader too.
     
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  9. Rontonio

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    The best advice I can give you is to figure out where the center of weight is for each piece and have an extra cross member put in and then mount a D ring on top of the cross member. This will allow you to use a variety of equipment to pick and move them using a single chain sling or lift strap. It will also save you about 20 years of your life getting the job done.

    I would also look at a telehandler with long forks but that’s just me - I have stacked and unstacked using just about everything- wreckers ñ, giant cranes. Little tiny forklifts wheel loaders excavators
     
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  10. bonder45

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    I think we are going to do a Cat 914! Then we have something to push snow and move dirt with as well.

    I might try to get an older heavy duty forklift if the deal is right but won't push for it to hard.

    Also, all the pieces have D rings on the tops already :D
     
  11. Oxbow

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    A 914 might be marginal to lift your jeep.
     
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