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Forum topic by bgilb posted 09-07-2018 05:34 PM 2075 views 0 times favorited 39 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-07-2018 05:34 PM

So looks like SAIA isn’t going to deliver my G0771z saw, so I’m going to probably pick it up at the terminal. I have a truck so loading is no problem. Once I get home not really sure how to unload? I have some 2×4s and plywood. Unfortunately I don’t have anyone that could help me (unless I stopped by Home Depot to find day labor lol)

I was thinking cut a small notch in the 2×4 so it will stay on the truck bed. Strap the 2×4s to my towing hitch so they don’t slide or anything.


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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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?

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

remember to remove the tailgate before unloading.

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


- waho6o9

+1 and other option-

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

What does removing the tailgate do?

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