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Unloading 350lb saw from back of Truck

by bgilb
posted 09-07-2018 05:34 PM


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MrUnix

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#1 posted 09-07-2018 05:58 PM

2x’s and gravity are all you need – nothing special required. 350lbs is not a lot of weight – I’ve unloaded machines much heavier by myself using the same ramp method.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#2 posted 09-07-2018 06:11 PM

and once on the concrete, you can roll it around on
a few pieces of PVC pipe with little effort.

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#3 posted 09-07-2018 06:14 PM

MY NEIGHBOR has a bobcat with forks I say hey buddy what beer do you drink these days :<))

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#4 posted 09-07-2018 06:22 PM

you might want to think about opening the box there and inspecting everything before you take possession of it.

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#5 posted 09-07-2018 06:50 PM

Your method with the tubafors will work fine. It’s not so effective at loading but works well when gravity is in your favor ;-) You can also consider unpacking everything you can from the box before you unload the crate.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#6 posted 09-07-2018 07:36 PM



You can also consider unpacking everything you can from the box before you unload the crate.

- HokieKen

+1

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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#7 posted 09-07-2018 07:38 PM



2x s and gravity are all you need – nothing special required. 350lbs is not a lot of weight – I ve unloaded machines much heavier by myself using the same ramp method.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

Yep, you and one person should be able to let it down just fine. If you have to, open and remove the cast iron wings. Mine was a little over 400 lbs and I was able to get it unloaded and upright with one person’s help in a few minutes.

-- A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer.

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bgilb

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#8 posted 09-07-2018 10:30 PM

Stupid saia said I can’t pick it up even though it’s been at the terminal for the entire day because someone has to authorize it. So now I have to wait until Monday!

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#9 posted 09-07-2018 10:56 PM

pick yourself up some ramp ends from Lowe's or HD

You attach the to the end of a 2xwhatever you want… Theres rubber on the bottom to keep them from slipping and the lip is much easier to hop over than the end of a notched 2×4.

When I moved all if my equipment I used these with 2×12s, and also nailed a 2×4 on the outside edge of each 2×12 to provide a lip to keep my stuff from accidentally rolling off the side of the ramps. Having the width of the 2×12 was nice (especially for the 3 wheeled Delta table saw), and I was never once worried about something bad happening to my stuff…

-- Brian Famous :: Charlotte, NC :: http://www.FamousArtisan.com

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#10 posted 09-08-2018 12:01 AM

If you’ve got a neighbor with a motorcycle, ask if he has a ramp. My motorcycle ramp will carry 800 pounds, and extends far enough from the truck that I walked a bandsaw on an appliance dolly up with no troubles. The ramp is 2’ wide or so, so there was plenty of room.

Down is easy compared to up.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#11 posted 09-08-2018 12:07 AM

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#12 posted 09-08-2018 12:08 AM

Come on it is a Grizzly! Open end gate, put er in reverse, hit gas then brakes! Simple, off loaded!
Maybe check blade alignment after you have it unpacked?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#13 posted 09-08-2018 12:36 AM

remember to remove the tailgate before unloading.

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#14 posted 09-08-2018 12:36 AM


- waho6o9

+1 and other option-

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#15 posted 09-08-2018 12:38 AM

What does removing the tailgate do?

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#16 posted 09-08-2018 12:47 AM

How I removed a Powermatic 66 from my pickup, solo.
I laid the saw on 2’x4’s and cardboard upside down, so it rested on the tabletop for transport. Once home, drop tailgate and lift one side of the saw by hand to it’s teetering point and with a heavy duty ratchet keep it slightly beyond teetering point. Reposition yourself on ground, unhook ratchet, and continue flipping saw til on ground. Best to have furniture mover or cart or something such as a stand for the table saw bottom to rest upon.
Basically, you are flipping the saw from upside down, teetering on tailgate, then resuming flip. Of course there is a danger. But what fun! Somewhat like this but in reverse:

View on YouTube
Otherwise…rent a lift like I did for my 500lb Jet 15” planer:

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#17 posted 09-08-2018 12:50 AM

What does removing the tailgate do?

You don’t want to lift the object higher than you have to.

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#18 posted 09-08-2018 01:04 AM


How I removed a Powermatic 66 from my pickup, solo.
I laid the saw on 2×4 s and cardboard upside down, so it rested on the tabletop for transport. Once home, drop tailgate and lift one side of the saw by hand to it s teetering point and with a heavy duty ratchet keep it slightly beyond teetering point. Reposition yourself on ground, unhook ratchet, and continue flipping saw til on ground. Best to have furniture mover or cart or something such as a stand for the table saw bottom to rest upon.
Basically, you are flipping the saw from upside down, teetering on tailgate, then resuming flip. Of course there is a danger. But what fun! Somewhat like this but in reverse:
View on YouTube
Otherwise…rent a lift like I did for my 500lb Jet 15” planer:

- Holbs

EXACTLY

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#19 posted 09-08-2018 02:48 AM



- waho6o9

Yep..

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#20 posted 09-08-2018 02:59 AM

OMG Jared_S thats one monster shaper!

-- Regards Rob

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#21 posted 09-08-2018 04:58 AM

A couple of methods

Rent a drop deck trailer land roll it off the back…

I have used my utility trailer and placed the cabinet saw on sled made from 4×4’s. I would expect yours to be on a pallet and then you can just slide it off a trailer on to furniture carts. Roll it anywhere then.

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#22 posted 09-08-2018 06:04 AM

Inspect the box and item for damages. The G0771Z will come in 3 boxes. 1 is bolted to the small pallet, the other 2 are loose and light (fence and hardware). The 2 cast iron table top wings will be in 2 separate boxes inside the large crated box. take them out of the crated box (carry them separately) to make the box lighter. Unbolt the 2 bolts on the bottom to release the pallet. making it lighter. Now you only have to deal with the size and weight of a washer or dryer. Use a appliance dolley to remove it from your pick-up and roll it to your shop or garage. The rest is easily carried separately

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#23 posted 09-08-2018 01:33 PM

You could make a temporary gantry crane like Frank Howarth:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtPU1pOTLH4
If you think you’ll use it more than once, you can always disassemble it for storage; otherwise, just reuse the lumber for another project later.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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bgilb

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#24 posted 09-09-2018 11:39 PM

I made this ramp from Lowe’s for 35$ (other one not pictured)

The only weird thing is the metal doesn’t sit flush on the bed so I’ll have to figure that out. Probably prop the end up with a 2×4 to help

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#25 posted 09-10-2018 12:06 AM



Stupid saia said I can t pick it up even though it s been at the terminal for the entire day because someone has to authorize it. So now I have to wait until Monday!

- bgilb

As the receiver, your driver’s license is all the authorization needed.
These shipments usually ship FOB, meaning it’s yours as soon as it hits the truck…

Sounds like SAIA is being lazy.

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#26 posted 09-10-2018 12:11 AM

When I unloaded my Grizzly 1023, I took the tailgate off and set 2 4×4s on the bumper. Braced the 4×4s so they would not slide off and slid the entire crate off the bed and onto the floor.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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bgilb

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#27 posted 09-10-2018 12:51 AM

I looked into that but didn’t wanna unhook the backup camera looked complicated. I think the Lowe’s ramp kit will do fine. It’s rated for 700lbs. Hopefully I can pick it up tomorrow. Anyone have tips for securing the pallet to my truck bed?

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#28 posted 09-10-2018 01:25 AM

Just open your boxes and remove everything while it’s still in the truck. The main cabinet is going to weigh much with out the tables attached.

-- I'm like the farmer's duck. If it don't rain, I'll walk.

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#29 posted 09-10-2018 01:45 AM

I think you are over thinking this… according to Grizzly, the unit comes in two boxes – one is ~330 pounds (30×26 x 44 in.), the other is ~41 pounds (66×16 x 6 in.). Nice easy to work with shapes/sizes and not a lot of weight. If you could find another person to help, you could just lift the darn thing out by itself without the need for any ramps, hoists, forklifts or any other aid. You just need to lower it a couple feet, and you can then easily move it wherever you want with a hand cart or movers dolly. As for securing it for transport in your truck, just throw a couple of straps on it and don’t drive like a maniac :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#30 posted 09-10-2018 01:47 AM

I have a 1 1/4” pipe laid across several rafters in my shop. A come-along is used to raise the object off the bed of the truck, then drive from under it. Works great for changing motors in cars too. Once the wife got the hang of the come-along she also uses it to load and unload the truck. Easier on the old back.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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#31 posted 09-10-2018 03:03 AM

Allows you to get the lift closer to the load, tailgates are in the way a lot more than they are beneficial when you are loading/unloading. At least anything more than 100#

-- Think safe, be safe

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#32 posted 09-10-2018 04:46 PM

Whatever you do, make sure you set the parking brake on your PU and block the wheels as well. If the PU moves a few inches, while unloading, it can spell disaster.

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#33 posted 09-11-2018 03:29 AM

Finally got it home and half assembled. SAIA was a nightmare (but the employees were really nice). When I first put it in the back an started driving I hit some shit roads and the thing almost flew out the back! It doesn’t help that it’s a top heavy. Plus my original strap setup was really bad. So I pulled over at a gas station and strapped it more like an X across the top and it didn’t even after that. Unloading was pretty easy with the ramps. Didn’t even feel like 300lbs. I didn’t break any parts down. This is actually where it being top heavy came in handy with tilting and sliding it around. Pictures attached. You can see my little helper. The saw has a couple paint chips here and there.


Getting it assembled alone is taking quite awhile but not too difficult. Only managed to get it unpacked and the mobile base installed after like 2 hours.

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#34 posted 09-11-2018 07:01 PM

Awesome!

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#35 posted 09-12-2018 04:03 AM

Glad the ramp kit from Lowe’s worked out for you.

-- Brian Famous :: Charlotte, NC :: http://www.FamousArtisan.com

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#36 posted 09-13-2018 02:52 AM

Took 2 days to get the wings level. Someone needs to make a shim calculator! I got it within .002” in most places, but the right wing is off by about .005 with a dip in the center. Just used a dial indicator clamped to a straight edge and some aluminum duct tape for the shims.

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#37 posted 09-13-2018 02:57 AM

Pop cans make better shims….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#38 posted 09-13-2018 03:07 AM

The aluminum tape is basically a can with adhesive :)

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#39 posted 09-13-2018 05:30 AM

Congrats on the new toy!

This thread went a bit crazy with cranes and motor lifts and a bunch of instruction when you just needed to lift with your back! Don’t bend the knees.

-- A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer.

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