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  1. #1
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    Question I made some XC jumps. Now how do I get them on a flatbed trailer for transport??

    So during my time of unemployment I have been playing the part of a lumber jack.
    I was just making standards but I had a barn call and order a load of cross country jumps!

    I have the first 4 done and they need to start picking them up.
    I have no idea how we are going to get them into the flatbed.

    My Step-dad drags them out of the barn with the tractor.
    We can drag them around easy enough. But lift and move them? --Not sure how to do that.

    The tractor has a regular bucket on the front. That's all.

    How do folks move XC jumps onto trailers??




    Here are the 4 lower level fences I finished! I'm super duper proud of myself.
    I have nasty rough man hands. My biceps are bigger than my head and my legs are covered in bruises, but by-golly I'm havin' fun.

    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...om/BNbarn1.jpg

    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...om/BNbarn2.jpg

    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...om/BNbarn3.jpg



    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...BNrolltop1.jpg

    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...BNrolltop2.jpg



    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p.../Nrolltop1.jpg

    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p.../Nrolltop2.jpg


    (Kilroy's ground line isn't attached yet. I stuck it down there for the photo)

    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...m/NKilroy1.jpg

    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...m/NKilroy2.jpg
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    You may need to rent a fork lift. Or build a lift with pulleys?

    They do look very nice!
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    Wow those look awesome! You have carpenter skills!

    Is there some place where day laborers congregate while looking for work in the am? By me they hang out at home depot and wait for the contractors. But if there is, you could probably hire 4 guys for the day and they could move the jumps.



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    Can't you just get tow straps and sling them around each end, attach around bucket of tractor, lift, and move? If you attached the straps short enough, you should be able to lift them high enough with the bucket to get them on a standard flatbed trailer, but maybe not high enough to put in a pickup truck.

    NICE job BTW!!!!!

    ETA: Another idea would be to lift one end with bucket, or maybe even 2 strong people, back trailer underneath, and then use bucket to lift other end and push onto trailer.


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    Two ideas. Build a ramp that can mount on the side of a
    flatbed or back of a pickup. Attach a tow rope or chain
    to the lower end of the jump and pull up the ramp onto
    the deck. Reverse the process at destination. Use ramp
    to make another jump at delivery site.

    Second idea. Use cribbing to raise jump to slightly above
    the desired height on flatbed. Raise jump one 4x4 at a time
    on each end with tractor bucket or a jack. Slide piece of
    cribbing in place. Go to other end and do the same until
    you are above the height of the flatbed (and a bit wider
    than it is). Back flatbed under the jump and lower until
    jump rests on flatbed. Remove rest of cribbing and drive
    away. Reverse process at other end for removal.
    Robin from Dancing Horse Hill
    Elmwood, Wisconsin



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    Straps and the tractor bucket will get the job done!! Raise the jump...drive to the flat bed...lower GENTLY!!! No problem. Nice jumps!
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    DH uses a skid loader with forks ideally- if you have a tractor already, maybe you could rent/borrow forks? The bucket idea will probably work, but it will be more likely to tarnish your awesome paint job!
    If it were easy, everybody would do it.

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    farm jack the ends up, 4x4 block, slip your straps under around the bucket and lift away. The way they look the drag method from the end would work too.



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    You can buy forks that fit on tractor bucket -- steel that bolt on with steel brackets. They are somewhat similar to round bale hay spikes, but flat, and in pairs. Try some of the farm equipment online places, and also industrial forklift parts -- just google forks, removeable, parts, etc. see what comes up. There is a parts outfit I think called Northeastern that carries bale spikes and bucket accessories for tractors and forklifts and skid steers.
    "Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring." -- Emerson
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    awesome!!
    I'll let Tommy (Step-dad) read all of these responses!

    Day labor would be great--but these can't be lifted. Not even by 4 men. At least not without the risk of blowing your intestines out your butt hole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purplnurpl View Post
    Day labor would be great--but these can't be lifted. Not even by 4 men. At least not without the risk of blowing your intestines out your butt hole.
    Ew, that sounds bad.

    The jumps are fantastic, btw!
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