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Re: Unloading and installing a four-post lift

To: "Steve Shoyer" <>, <>
Subject: Re: Unloading and installing a four-post lift
From: <>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2005 06:03:56 -0400
Did they actually tell you it's your responsibility to get it off the truck? 
Around here any home deliveries of substantial weight are delivered by 
trucks which have their own means of removing, either their own forklift or 
front mounted crane. Lumber companies use a flatbed similar to a roll 
on-roll off for autos and have a tilt bed. Maybe a phone call to them is 
needed to clarify?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve Shoyer" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2005 9:01 PM
Subject: Unloading and installing a four-post lift

>I finally ordered a lift so I can park both my MGB and my real car in the 
>garage.  It's supposed to be loaded onto a truck on Tuesday and should show 
>up 3-4 days later.  I was planning on renting either a fork lift or a 
>Bobcat (skid-steer loader), but the trucking company is only going to give 
>me 24 hours notice before delivery, and I don't want to have the equipment 
>sitting around over the weekend at $200+/day.  Does anyone on the lift have 
>experience getting a lift off a flatbed trailer that might be more 
> The lift I'm getting is from Revolution Lifts (the consumer division of 
> Rotary Lifts), and they said that the box is about 15' long and weighs 
> about 2100 lbs.  The heaviest component is the ramp with the hydraulic 
> piston at about 400 lbs.  I'm afraid that they might not be able to get 
> the trailer up my steep and twisty driveway, but my first concern is just 
> getting the stuff off the truck.
> I figure the hard part is over - convincing my wife that we really needed 
> the lift.
> Thanks.
> --Steve (1980 MGB) 

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