I watched a moving company deliver a heavy transmitter. These are similar to the tools they used:
The transmitter building has concrete steps up to the door, they used a heavy steel plank from their truck bed over the steps to the building floor. And lots of grunting.
From: Matthew Chambers [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2017 10:00 AM
Subject: Re: [CRTech] Moving Heavy Objects
I second rolling it on pipes (or rods, I’ve used ground rods before), the only other option I’ve used for moving heavy transmitters was a piano dolly to move a Nautel NV15lt
Matthew A. Chambers
Macon County Office of Emergency Management
101 Washington St, Macon MO 63552
The first image that comes to mind is rolling it on pipes.
So I'm about to remove a Continental 816R-2C. Rumor has it these transmitters can be pretty heavy. I know it can be removed because it was at one point installed, but I'm trying to "work smarter not throw my back out" as a wise man once said. The previous engineer informs me they muscled it through the doorway with crowbars and it was a pretty tight fit.
Any wisdom on making my life easier that doesn't involve cutting a bigger hole in the wall?
What's worked for you in the past? Ramps and rollers, simple-machines style? Pallet jacks? Magnetic levitation?
- Engineer Aaron from the Northwoods