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Forum topic by Paul Maurer posted 06-11-2014 06:21 AM 1077 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Paul Maurer

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06-11-2014 06:21 AM

Hi all, I am potential the grand prize winner of a CL Free root ball.

I went to pick it up today and even with Marcus kindly helping on his lunch break we only got it about a foot off the ground. I tried 2×4 ramp and lever. it raind Sunday and i think that this added some weight. I am guessing this thing weighs over 400 lbs. I am thinking the next best and least expense will be a ramp and come along. my friends have suggested renting tools and trailers to calling a flatbed tow truck. i am not so much cheap as poor. so let us hear some ideas.

-- Psalm 62: 11 Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God, 12 and steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord. For you repay to all according to their work


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Slemi

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#1 posted 06-11-2014 08:15 AM

You can try ramp in combination with a couple of cargo belt straps. It will be slow, but it won’t be expensive.

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#2 posted 06-11-2014 11:47 AM

Bring a chain saw and cut it up to more manageable pieces.

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#3 posted 06-11-2014 12:30 PM

Get a piano mover, roll one side of the stump on the piano mover, then the other. Use ramps to load it on a trailer ideally to decrease the height you have to lift it. You could also try to use a hand truck or dolly to move it. Lifting straps and a front end loader would be ideal if you have access to one. Good luck

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#4 posted 06-11-2014 01:07 PM

I think you’re on the right path if you’ve only got a couple of people. Perhaps it’d make life easier if you screwed a heavy duty eye-hook into ‘er and hooked the come-along onto that.

-- Josh // "If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason." - Jack Handey

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#5 posted 06-11-2014 01:09 PM

How about and engine hoist/cherry-picker, got and auto shop friends that would loan you one, or maybe a rental company?

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#6 posted 06-11-2014 01:17 PM

+1 for a cherry picker

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#7 posted 06-11-2014 02:34 PM

Search log parbuckling – piece of cake

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#8 posted 06-11-2014 02:39 PM

pretty slick rrww

http://lumberjocks.com/mart/blog/7919

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