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Hi Guys and Gals. I am in a bind. getting ready to pull the plug on a new hybrid saw, (400lbs). the freight co. will drop it curbside only. my garage is 80ft away. i have a garden tractor. any suggestions? thanks

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post #2 of 10 Old 03-28-2017, 07:43 PM
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Purchase a couple of these;

http://www.harborfreight.com/30-in-x...lly-61167.html

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Assuming it's a gravel driveway it might be worth renting a trailer for them to set the saw on. I bought 4000 lbs of planer one time and had them load it on my trailer. I have a loading dock at my shop that is trailer height and I unloaded by myself with a pallet jack. A wooden ramp could get the saw off the trailer. If you have a pickup just have them put it in the back of the truck.

If you have a neighbor that has a tractor equipped with forks they could put it in your garage for you.
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I have a large cast iron lathe that was delivered into my garage. The lathe was destined for my basement. I built a sled made of plywood and 2x6s and waited for the next snow. When the snow came, I hauled wheelbarrows of snow into the garage and the basement. Then I used a block and tackle to pull the sled and lathe in the direction of the basement, the re-positioned the block and tackle to pull it into the snow covered basement floor. Once in place, I cleaned up the snow from the basement and the garage.

Some people called me McGyver, some called me nuts. Maybe too late in the year for you, but it was fun and I get a kick out of telling the story.
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Hard to imagine you couldn't get the driver to back down an 80' driveway. I'd offer him $20 and see if that helped convince him.

Or, you could do something like this guy is doing.

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Build a bigger shop to reach the saw.


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Seriously see if you can do a dolly and a couple buddies. Put the beer in a cooler at the shops entrance.


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You did not tell us necessary information. Of what material is your drive made?

Is the saw boxed? If not how packaged?

Land level or sloping?

I move a lot of heavy things with my hand truck, even over lawn.

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I had a similar situation when my whole-house generator was being delivered.

As the driver lowered the pallet & generator (with his pallet jack) to my driveway end, a crisp $20 bill was enough incentive for him to wheel it into my garage...

Caaa-Ching !!

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thanks. gravel driveway, cardboard box on pallet, slight downhill grade. i thought about making a sled out a sheet of plywood. again my thanks.

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