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  • Ok, so, the heavy thing weighs 150kg and is the size of a fridge.

    I need to collect this (yes, ebay) and put it in the back of my car. I’m unlikely to have assistance (the seller might help, but I’ll be on my own).

    sack truck?
    ramps?
    crane?

    help!

    trail_rat
    Member

    what car ?

    sack barrow would help get it too the car.

    id probably then just tip it into the car – but then i drive a partner with a flat floor… once i had it tipped in id slide it … if you have a boot lip your scunnered.

    titusrider
    Member

    Also have you checked your car’s carrying weight limit?

    Id hire a van…

    wukfit
    Member

    hire an engine hoist?

    150kg? 😯

    Shirley that’ll need more than two people to lift it. Even on a barrow or sack truck that’s going to be a hell of a weight. Pallet truck might do it, but I have no idea how you’re going to get it into a car without doing some serious damage to it, the car or yourself.

    Know anyone with a trailer and hitch that owes you a few beers?

    Either that or someone with a vayn and tail-lift.

    Ok, so, the heavy thing weighs 150kg and is the size of a fridge.

    carrying limit? bloody hell, its only 150kg, that’s only one and a half of me.

    focus estate – boot lip is not a particular problem.

    flash, no not that sort of fridge

    Also have you checked your car’s carrying weight limit?

    I had thought of this too…although it’s the weight of two people I guess (or one and a half STWers)…then again those person’s weights are distributed between the axles.

    couple of round poles tip on side/back and roll in

    sack truck to car

    Look on the bright side, it’ll give you a chance to do a bit of drifing…the steering on the front will be very, erm, light.

    trail_rat
    Member

    where are you going to be – perhaps a local STW member or 2 could lend a hand

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    take it easy during the get away;

    lincoln

    that’s about as much as I know so far

    Premier Icon pictonroad
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    I recently had to move a lump of timber that weight. I used round poles to move it by rolling it and a sack barrow to upend it.

    On your own. Into a car. Borrow a mate, seriously I wouldn’t attempt that on my own.

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    Yeah, I had same thought. We’re a helpful bunch generally?!

    z1ppy
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    I’d be calling in a favour, and asking a friend to go with you. I had to dispose of an old CRT tele the other week, I had help getting it into the car but was reliant on the blokes @ the tip helping me at the other end… the 1st moaned he was only just come off the sick due to back issues…

    Also bear in mind the Mk 1 focus floor at the back is only a piece of mdf(?) covering the spare tyre, so isn’t that strong. 150Kg focused on it, may well break it.

    Lincoln?

    I went there in December 2012 and came back with a flipping baby! Strange place so it is. Watch yourself!

    brakes
    Member

    just throw it on the roof and tie down with that blue nylon rope everyone’s Dad has in the garage.
    what’s the worst that can happen?

    what is it anyway?

    Premier Icon stavromuller
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    Do you know anyone with a hydraulic motorcycle lift, tip object onto lift, raise then slide into car, done and done.

    cultsdave
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    Intregued, what is it??

    Yup, with you already. There’s going to be a couple of lumps of wood underneath it, or it might well get roped to a pallet before loading.

    brakes
    Member

    is it Binners?

    is it Binners?

    Eh? Has he been on the iDiet?

    flicker
    Member

    Size of a fridge and weighing in at 150kg, hmmmm…

    It’s a good way to transport a body, keeps all the parts and fluids together in one place, and leaves no mess.

    Don’t worry, I wont tell 😉

    hydraulic motorcycle lift

    mmm, interesting. I might know someone – or worst case, I could hire one.

    what is it anyway?

    trianco boiler – solid cast iron thing, runs on coal, afaik contains no dead bodies

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    I’d be going for an engine hoist.

    hoist up object, reverse car (with hatch open!) so object and crane arm are inside it, lower object. Reverse process at the other end.

    I did this with a large engine into my renault scenic.

    It is easier with a trailer or van though as you don;t have to worry about the crane arm hitting the top of the hatch opening

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Can’t help you with your OP but many years ago me and my FIL picked up a woodburner in his Escort van. It weighed about 120 kg and took a fork lift to get it in and 3 of us and a ramp to get it out. This was with a flat loadbay and no boot lip.

    Also, the bloke at the shop advised us to be careful on the brakes as he was confident that if it started to move it would “####in’ kill yers”.

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    trianco boiler

    booo. I was with flicker on this one, chest freezer full of body parts.

    trail_rat
    Member

    likewise i had an unsplit rover v8 and lt85 put into my peugeot – weighing about 1200kg – using a forklift.

    getting it out involved engine hoist – taking the weight high as possible – then driving the van out from under.

    wasnt much fun – do remember you have to get it out again.

    Premier Icon stavromuller
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    Show a bit of backbone

    Premier Icon Drac
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    150Kgs. Know any friends who work for the NHS? 2 of them will left 150Kg with ease as they do it daily all day long. Just offer them a cup of tea as they probably haven’t even seen one for about 10 hours.

    Hoist is sounding like the answer here, I think. Cheers all.

    If I don’t die, I’ll post a photo as proof it happened.

    avdave2
    Member

    A trip to ikea is well worth it to see how people get ridiculously big and heavy objects into a car.

    flicker
    Member

    mrmonkfinger – Member

    If I don’t die, I’ll post a photo as proof it happened.

    I wouldn’t worry, I’m sure someone will have a spare fridge 😉

    fasthaggis
    Member

    trianco boiler – solid cast iron thing,

    Yeah right 😉

    Open the boot and see if you can hit it doing about 20-30 Mph in reverse.

    You might need to lash bits in place in order to get home.

    twinw4ll
    Member

    I do this kind of thing quite often, loading m/f and woodburning stoves into customers cars, had one last week turned up in an Audi a3 cabrio to pick up a 120kg stove, i offered to del for £30, tight git insisted taking it and i dumped it on his front passenger seat.
    I suggest you take a few blocks of wood to get the boiler high enough so the balance point is level with the lip of the boot, plus a couple of large cardboard boxes one piece on top of another so you can slide the boiler in.
    The other option is get it sent to you on a pallet, about £45.

    VanMan
    Member

    If you are using a hoist to load it how are you getting the hoist there???

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Give some thought to how it’s coming back out. We (me and my equally feeble brother) cunningly loaded a massive slab of concrete into the back of my dad’s passat, getting it in was relatively kerfuffle free but getting it out involved visits to physiotherapists.

    thanks again all

    twinw4ll – ta, hadn’t thought of pallet delivery. I guess with the blocks you ‘walk’ the stoves onto them before doing the tip/slide?

    Premier Icon sadexpunk
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    im in lincoln this morning and if you mail me within the next hour with your phone no i can possibly arrange to meet you and give you a hand, depending on whereabouts in lincoln it is 🙂

    username at gmail dot com if youre interested.

    Premier Icon Pook
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    Can’t you just encourage her to walk? She’ll shake off a little bit of that 150kg then.

    trianco boiler – solid cast iron thing, runs on coal

    Just take along a few wheels, massive rubber bands and pulleys, convert it into a traction engine and drive it home.

    cheers sadex – but not yet exactly sure when I’ll be doing this collection

    konabunny
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    If you are using a hoist to load it how are you getting the hoist there???

    With a hoist hoist.

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