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Re: Moving Heavy Objects
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Subject: Re: Moving Heavy Objects
From: Tim Roberts <tim@kmocfm.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2017 13:59:29 -0500
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You will probably need to reinforce the pallet if you use a preexisting one. Make sure it's joined underneath and on top. Leave places so you can strap it down well. Pallet wrap it if it's going into storage, but strap it down as well, at least when moving it. A pallet jack might help to get it up on the pallet, but I wouldn't recommend trying to get it on a trailer with a pallet jack. That's asking for trouble. See if you can borrow a pallet jack and forklift or trade out some spots for services rendered.
Just my thoughts...

On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 1:45 PM, Tim Roberts <tim@kmocfm.com> wrote:
Stick it on a pallet.

On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 1:27 PM, Aaron Pearson <apearson.engineer@gmail.com> wrote:
Sounds like we'll go with pipes for the inside-the-building action. Now I'm debating renting/borrowing a skidsteer or going with a pallet jack and ramps up to a trailer. Leaning towards rolling it up to the trailer, but I'm thinking palletizing it first might be valuable so I can move it later easier. 

Thanks for bearing with my external processing, guys! I appreciate the wisdom!

On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 1:23 PM, Tim Roberts <tim@kmocfm.com> wrote:
I recommend pipes as well. I've never moved a transmitter, but I've moved a very large Harris printing press. Depending on how far you've got to go it can be pretty handy to have a couple of guys to move the pipes. Saves your back from the up and down and speeds things up substantially.

On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 11:51 AM, Aaron Pearson <apearson.engineer@gmail.com> wrote:
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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