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  1. #1
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    Default Rookie Question

    I'm almost embarrased to ask this basic question...

    Almost all of the attachments I am reading about are extremely heavy. When you either rent or buy a 3ph piece of equipment, how do you get it off the delivery truck or out of the bed of your pickup?



  2. #2

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    Central NY
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    Kubota B7500HSD

    Default Re: Rookie Question

    Either the place you're renting/buying from delivers and
    unloads it, or you have some type of ramps that lets you
    get your tractor on where you can hook it up.

    If you have something in the bed of a truck with three sides,
    if you have a FEL, you may be able to lift it off the bed.

    Final option is drag and drop.



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    Peculiar, MO
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    B2400 Kubota

    Default Re: Rookie Question

    Was at a farm sale and bought a tiller. All I had was a Tahoe, so people at the sale helped me load the tiller into the Tahoe. When I got home, I figured that I would use the loader to unload the tiller. Surprise when I could not reach the till through the doors, so My wife and I unloaded the tiller by hand, we pulled the tiller out the doors and let it slip, very fast to the ground. Lucky nothing was hurt. You do what you have to do.
    Dan L


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    Default Re: Rookie Question

    I'm FEL deprived with my BX - so for me it's usually some scrap lumber that I use as ramps - you can also get special ramps for the back of a pick-up, but they are $100+ ... Steel ramps at Northern Tool

    The other trick I use is to off-load from the back of my SUV into the cart I have for my BX - it's half way between ground-level and SUV level. Less of a thunk when whatever hits the ground.

    Watch your back though - moving a couple hundred pounds+ of steel at all kinds of awkward angles is no fun. There's no rush to get the job done - just do it safely.

    Patrick



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    Default Re: Rookie Question

    Another option is backing the vehicle into a sloped piece of ground. Sometimes alot better than ramps.


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    Default Re: Rookie Question

    I backed my truck up to a slope, used landscape timbers to fill the gap and then dragged stuff off with a tow strap. I just recently bought a tilt bed trailer though, so things should get easier!


  7. #7

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    Powhatan, Virginia
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    Ford '67 4000 English

    Default Re: Rookie Question

    Consider the purchase of a 3pt boom pole. They are extremely cheap, and come in very handy for lifting. I recent;ly purchased a King Kutter 3pt dirt scoop which was around 300lbs. Dealer loaded it into the back of my Suburban, and I unloaded with the boom pole and a chain. THe boom pole is nice because you can raise the lift, then just back the tractor up to the tailgate. Hook chain to implement, lift implement, move forward slowly from truck, Comes in handy for moving implements, engine blocks, etc.


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    Deere 4044R cab, Kubota KX-121-3S

    Default Re: Rookie Question

    Most FELs won't lift high enough for an implement suspended by chains to clear the sides of the bed...but they will allow you to lift it just clear of the bed so you can drive the truck out from under the load.

    Pete

    www.GatewayToVermont.com

  9. #9
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    2003 Kubota L3430

    Default Re: Rookie Question

    One of my dealers is about 5 miles away. I drive the tractor there, hook up, and drive home. I'd do that for a lot further distance, too. It's very pleasant on a nice day.


  10. #10
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    Default Re: Rookie Question

    Sources for the 3ph boom?


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