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Unloading and installing a four-post lift

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Subject: Unloading and installing a four-post lift
From: "Steve Shoyer" <>
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2005 21:01:59 -0400
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 economical?
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 
--Steve (1980 MGB)

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