How do _you_ move equipment? What "tools" do you use?

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Date: Mon Oct 20 20:17:01 2003

> > I believe I'll probably put together a pair of sturdy oak ramps, maybe
> > 12" wide, that hook to the bumper of the truck. Then I'll use a winch to
> > pull the IBM up the incline - although I'm not sure yet what to use under
> > the lower end to stop it grating on the ground once its picked up off its
> > casters... Perhaps a skateboard? :)

Your oak ramp is a good idea

Use a large sheet of aluminum or steel about 3 foot by 3 foot. Larger is
better and stainless steel is better than aluminum. The cabinet will actually
skid on the metal until the casters take over going up the ramp. The plate might
try to kick out so be careful, particularly if it is too small.

If you are going to make a ramp bevel the ends of the boards or put some
wedges at the end so the metal doesn't deform. You want a smooth skid surface.

Be especially careful of your center of gravity on the incline.

Good luck,
Astoria, OR
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