One other way I moved a shed was to get some LONG 6"X6" timbers. They were
about 2' longer than the length of the building. I jacked up the shed,
then put it on the timbers the timbers stuck out on one side.
That was the side I picked up and moved with a back hoe. I just dragged
the shed onto a trailer (the shed was WAY bigger then the trailer) Drove
it about 30 miles (early morning before people were on the roads)
Getting it off was easy. Park the trailer where he wanted the shed. Chain
the shed to a tree and drive the trailer out from under it.
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x.team.net Subject: Re: moving
08/23/2001 01:20 PM
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My best ideas:
1 - a small trailer that I can slide under it after jacking it up. Tow
vehicle access would be iffy
this might be the best option... but attach a trailer hitch to the front of
your vehicle for maneuverability... also a good size lawn tractor 15-20 hp
could probably handle the weight on a trailer and would take up less space.
2 - Build some temporary axles to attach to the base. The wheels would have
to either on casters or attachable both lengthwise and crosswise.
this sounds like a lot of fab work and expensive
3 - Attach casket handles around the perimeter and enlist a gang of local
dayworkers. I doubt I can attach enough handles to make that work
don't think this will work either
4 - disassemble the building. The roof is shingled and probably would be
heavy to manage.
too much work
couple of more options...
I moved one (same size) that was in the corner of the yard with a building
behind it, a fence at one end and a tree on the other side. Next door
neighbor has a bobcat.. we used 2x6" rectangular tubing approx 10' long to
make fork extensions. The extensions only need to be long enough to reach
the last 4x4. Jacked up one end... slid the extended forks under it and
gently raised it up.. just enough to clear the ground. Bobcat made the
maneuvering easy... swung it around and moved to another location 50'
away..... set it down, leveled it up... done in 30 minutes.
another option... a rollback car hauler with a winch and a couple pieces of
4" PVC pipe for rollers... back up to a raised end.. roll back the bed...
hook up winch to the 4x4s...slide the pipe in to roll it up on the bed...
away you go...reverse the procedure for installing at new location... this
is considering you have the room to use that kind of truck and its length
another option.... buy another building... you need the storage space
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