- help! need to get a heavy thing into a car
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.Posted 4 years agoz1ppyMember
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.Posted 4 years agowwaswasSubscriber
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 openingPosted 4 years agoHarry_the_SpiderSubscriber
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”.Posted 4 years ago
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.Posted 4 years agotwinw4llMember
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.Posted 4 years ago
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.NorthwindSubscriber
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.Posted 4 years ago
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