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RE: Moving Heavy Objects
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Subject: RE: Moving Heavy Objects
From: "Bill Hurne" <billhurne@pilgrimradio.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:31:14 -0700
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I watched a moving company deliver a heavy transmitter.   These are similar to the tools they used:

 

http://www.homedepot.com/tool-truck-rental/Pallet-Jack-6000-LB/140175-590428/

 

http://www.kdmhire.com/hire-products/product/172-roller-crowbar

 

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.

 

Bill

 

From: Matthew Chambers [mailto:mchambers@showmeham.info]
Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2017 10:00 AM
To: CRTech
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
Director
Macon County Office of Emergency Management


101 Washington St, Macon MO 63552

Cell: (660)346-0703

 

On Aug 10, 2017, at 11:56 AM, Allard, Mark G <MGAllard@unwsp.edu> wrote:

 

The first image that comes to mind is rolling it on pipes.

MarkA

 

From: Aaron Pearson [mailto:apearson.engineer@gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2017 11:51
To: crtech <crtech@crtech.org>
Subject: [CRTech] Moving Heavy Objects

 

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

 

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