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Old 07-07-2016, 05:44 AM
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How to Move a YJ Tub?

So I am going to buy a used tub for parts I described in a post a few days back.
It's got no front end and no wheels...
Going to rent a uhaul trailer to move it, at the location of the purchase, I can get the seller to put it on the trailer with the help of his John Deere tractor. But I don't have a way to take it off when I get back home.
Do any of you guys have suggestions on how I can remove a wheeless tub off of a trailer without destroying the tub or more importantly the rented trailer? I am guessing the tub to weigh around 500lbs...if I owned the trailer I would probably leave it on it while I stripped it out.

This obstacle may keep me from getting it.

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Old 07-07-2016, 07:05 AM   #2
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Do you have a tree in the yard with a good size limb, if so you could use a chain hoist which you can purchase for cheap since you only need a light duty one. Another option is a handful of friends, I had to do this to move our 500 pound pianno up 7 steps into our house (along with 3 paid mover helpers)

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Old 07-07-2016, 07:57 AM   #3
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I used a motor cherry picker and bolted a chain in the middle using the seat bolt bosses...I then got some furniture movers from harbor freight and screwed them to a couple pallets...set the body on the pallets...that way one person could push it around the garage. Half the fun of jeep'n is figuring out a way!
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Old 07-07-2016, 08:00 AM   #4
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make some saw horses slightly taller than the tub get a buddy to help you get it on that one side at a time, then pull the trailer out, that's how I loaded a tub then I enlisted 4 friends to load the tub after I got the parts I wanted off of it, if you can lift 150 pounds yourself than you and 3 friends should have no trouble lifting 500.
When I loaded mine we even had to go up and over a 4 ft snow bank lol.
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When the seller loads it, put a couple 2X4s (or maybe 4X4s) on the bed of the trailer and position them under the body mounts.
When you get the trailer home, simply attach the tub to a stationary object and drive the trailer out from under the tub. Hopefully, the tub will slide on the 2X4s with no damage to the tub or trailer.

If this seems a little sketchy, perhaps you can put a couple cross braces on the 2X4s to insure that the 2X4s will stay in place under the tub as you drive and as you pull the trailer from out from under the tub.

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Old 07-07-2016, 01:32 PM
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all good ideas
thanks you guys
what time are you coming over to help lift?
the brews on me

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