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RE: Moving Heavy Objects
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From: Scott Todd <stodd@kloveair1.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2017 22:15:58 +0000
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All very good suggestions so far, but you’ll also want at least one Johnson bar, aka lever dolly; two would be better.  That will help lift the cabinets so the rollers can be slid under.  I’m semi-pro at moving this sort of stuff as a few of the other list members can testify.  Likely you’ll want an all terrain forklift or a Bobcat with forks on it to lift it out of the door and onto whatever truck will take it to its next destination.  Don’t do this yourself- get at least one other person; two would be better. 

 

Scott Todd

 

 

From: Aaron Pearson [mailto:apearson.engineer@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2017 11:51 AM
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Subject: 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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