Re: Home garage 4-post lift install--Lessons learned anybody?
I can tell you for sure, YOU have to have the lift taken off the truck, and they expect you to have a fork lift or such there when they arrive.
Most will not let you take it apart on the truck and take it in piece by piece, time is money.
Maybe your the last delivery for the day?, you might be able to buy him a coffee or something and he will wait.
The driver will usualy just leave if you cant get it right off.
I have dealt a lot with truck companys and they are usualy nice and will give you a hand, but with something that weighs 1600-1800lbs, & is about 16ft long, you need a lot of hands!
I dont have an easy way to get the lifts off the trucks, so I always pick them up at the terminal, which for me is about 45min away.
They load it on my friends car trailer and off we go.
If you do plan to remove it from the truck and you have no equipment to do so, you will need at least 8-10 people to do so and it will still be crazy & poss a bad thing to do.
An engine hoist would be very helpful too!
Good luck and be careful, very heavy!!!!
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