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Re: Moving Heavy Objects
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Subject: Re: Moving Heavy Objects
From: Kevin Kidd <kkbroadcastengineering@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2017 22:15:03 -0500
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Check with your local equipment rental dealer for either piano dollies or safe dollies.  Depending on the weight, safe dollies are the better choice.

Typically safe dollies have hydraulic jacks while piano dollies use mechanical leverage to lift the object.  Safe dollies are usually easier to lift but require that the object be lifted a little higher than piano dollies.

I built a pair of devices similar to piano dollies to move transmitters that have served very well.

4 or 5 pieces of 1/2in EMT conduit or pipe make great rollers.  An old style bristle broom will allow you slide surprisingly heavy items easily.

On the other hand...  A tractor with forks really saves the back.

Good luck,

Kevin C. Kidd, CSRE/AMD
Lawrenceburg, TN
AM Ground Systems Company  -  WD4RAT
kkidd@kkbc.com  --  866-22-RADIO -- 866-227-2346

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

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