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« on: December 21, 2012, 09:47:53 AM »
Does anyone have any ideas on how to lift a truck cab up? I need to move mine off the trailer so I can start working on it.im thinking ill make some casters with wheels so I can roll it around easy once I get it off the trailer.
Right now I have it sitting like this



I have a cherry picker maybe I can hook it on that and move it

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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2012, 09:59:24 AM »
a few options for ya i see trees and the rachet strap doors closed thru cab up to tree option two a long 2x4 a buddy and some blocks keep lifting each corner and adding blocks till you can get a cart under it then reverse. a floor jack will work as well. a local wreacker will lift it for a fee and set it were you want it. roof trusses and a strap. saw horses and some 4x4s to pull the trailer out. just giver a good push and fix what happens (thats my favorite way) hope some of these help.

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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2012, 10:00:49 AM »
Overhead pulley, or slide it onto a "cart" or anything with wheels you can move it around with, sometimes a regular dolly will handle it. I have used a rolling square metal framed cart from a nursery, worked real well.

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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2012, 10:07:13 AM »
I did what bigj suggested.......a couple friends and myself used a 2X4 and lifted the cab off the trailer and sat it where we needed......
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2012, 10:56:53 AM »
Thanks for the replies guys.I think im going to "try" to roll the cart in the building and use a 2x4 over the rafters with a come alone.hook the cab up thru the doors and see if I/come alone has enought strenght to pick it off the trailer.

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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2012, 12:36:36 PM »
I'm sure the comealong will work for you .
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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2012, 02:46:48 PM »
These will be supporting the weight hopefully

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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2012, 03:44:25 PM »
That will hold the weight......If two people can move the cab i just picked up, those will definitely support your cab........If i lived closer, i would have just swung over and helped ya.....but nooooooooo, i live in the wintery wonderland of wyoming.
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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2012, 04:36:08 PM »
Just don't stand under it  :o
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« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2012, 05:00:35 PM »
Idk how much the 50 international cab weighs but it took 5 guya to get it on the trailer and we ended up scooting it on.thats with windows,doors,seats,dash,gauges,rat ness and god only knows what else.ill post pics up tomorrow of the out come

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« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2012, 05:32:47 PM »
Cab and doors are probably around 300 lbs.........i recon glass, seat, gauges,etc.....probably around 450 to 500.
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« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2012, 01:34:11 PM »
might pull the doors off first to make it lighter, mark them "driver", "other" first if ya need to, that way you know where they go.

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Re: ideas
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2012, 08:16:41 PM »
I did what bigj suggested.......a couple friends and myself used a 2X4 and lifted the cab off the trailer and sat it where we needed......


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« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2012, 06:16:59 AM »
When I need to move mine around and i am by myself I use my engine hoist.
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« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2012, 11:08:30 AM »

Only crushed 2 of my fingers  ;D

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« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2012, 11:59:59 AM »


I got it on the ground and got in to look around.stood up and pulled someyhing in my back just from standing up.WTF

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« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2012, 02:16:31 PM »
Good grief man, finally get the truck off and set on the ground and then hurt your back.......damn.
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« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2012, 02:32:00 PM »
The funny thing is I was done with all the lifting.all I done was got in the cab and got out then it was ouch

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« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2012, 03:09:15 PM »
ouch man that sounds about like my luck hope you get better soon
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« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2012, 08:42:11 PM »
That really sucks. The back along with the knees always take some type of beating. Hope that it is nothing more that a strain.
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« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2013, 01:59:26 PM »
OUCH! Well if you dont toke now I would start, one dubbie will make that pain go right away, youll  just replace that pain with hunger

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