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  1. #1
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    Default The Move

    i'm moving a shop (16x32' footprint, 2x12 floor joists, 2x6 metal stud wall and ceiling joists, finished inside and out etc.) from columbus, ms to byram, ms -- 175 miles.
    phase one is to remove the roof so it will be permittable to go down the highway on a drop-deck trailer.
    phase two is to build a temporary trailer to move it out of "the woods" into a field where the big rig can get to it.
    phase three is to let them move it to byram, ms.
    phase four is to put it back on my temporary trailer and put it in "the woods" again.
    phase 5 is to put a roof back on.

    this sounds like a lot of trouble, but i'll have less than $4,000 in the move. building a new shop to replace it would probably cost me between $15 and $20 grand ! some of the 4large is recoverable -- sell the axles, reuse the 10@25.4 ibeams in my shop (to be built next summer) as crane rails and the other misc steel will be used in various other manners.

    enough talk!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Cool

    Cool move. I moved a building about 3 miles once. I waited for the local's parade and had the building loaded and we snuck out of town the back way...Bob
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    Default more pix

    more pictures....

    the little welding trailer was my granddads. it stated life as rolling advertising sign. hetook the sign off, put a floor on it and used it from '76 to '86 to move his old yazoo mower from his house to the church. i've used it ever since for who konws what all else. it's been through about 7,000 tires, 2 tongues and several weld repairs and reinforcements (i would never have overloaded it and bent/broke something ) and ten paint jobs but only one set of regularly maintained bearings!

    again, enough talking!!!!
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    Default afraid of work?!?!?!?!

    it's been a while...hmm......let me think......
    i start every morning about 0700 by fixing breakfast for my son and me. then we go outside and get into something (excavator/backhoe bucket repairs, yardwork, moving buildings--you know -- just everyday stuff.) aout midmorning i take him to daycare and come back home and do stuff until lunch time. i have lunch with my wife everyday and then go to the ER and xray people til about 2130 hrs. i go home, pass out about 2300 hrs and start over the next day.
    who would have it any other way.... ?
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    I'm curious about the width going on the trailer. I've seen large buildings moved, usually to a different location on site. I've also seen very wide loads moved short distances. Standard max width on road is 8'6. Standard lane is 10' on most roads. A 16' wide load would require 2 lane minimum to transport and 175miles seems a long way to block twoway traffic on small roads. The $4000 price seems way to little for all the permits, tow lead and trail vehicles and police to block trafic. How have you dealt with these problems if I might ask? I know its posible but some things just are not adding up. Thanks

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    I see the Foreman is cracking the whip on ya again
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSW View Post
    I'm curious about the width going on the trailer. I've seen large buildings moved, usually to a different location on site. I've also seen very wide loads moved short distances. Standard max width on road is 8'6. Standard lane is 10' on most roads. A 16' wide load would require 2 lane minimum to transport and 175miles seems a long way to block twoway traffic on small roads. The $4000 price seems way to little for all the permits, tow lead and trail vehicles and police to block trafic. How have you dealt with these problems if I might ask? I know its posible but some things just are not adding up. Thanks
    the load will be approx 16' 2", but there will only be about 6 miles of two lane road total. the rest will be interstate or equal as far as expense, the trucking company quoted $2700. the materials for the trailer only totaled $2300. i know there will be some misc expenses but i don't plan on more than a few hundred bucks. of course nothing goes as smooth as planned, though!

    i'll be sure to keep pics posted and progress reports, so stay tuned in.
    gotta go xray some folks!

    later, jim
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    CLASS A CDL'S
    C7500 FLAT BED
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    SOME GOOD COMMON SENSE (I THINK)
    TRACTOR WITH NEW HEAVY DUTY LIFT POLE -- FIND MY THREAD
    6 GOATS, 1 DOG, 1 DONKEY...
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    hmmm....is that a car muffler on that bobcat???
    I'm not late...
    I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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    Default a car muffler ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bert View Post
    hmmm....is that a car muffler on that bobcat?
    why, yes it is. back in the winter i had a job that i needed to work late into the night on and i didn't want to annoy the neighbors too badly. i just stuck an extra muffler on top (after reading a post a ways back, i never came to a good conclusion as to whether it would hurt it or not.) i doubt if i leave it much longer.
    i bought the machine out of storage from a guy that bought it new intending on using it for supplemental power. after three or four years he had never even uncrated it. it had mice-damage to some of the wiring and the propane diaghram (?) was dry rotted. but $1800 wasn't bad for a new 225nt even if i had to spend another $400 on it. point being -- it's out of warranty on time and a couple other issues so blah blah blah on and on and on.......

    but thanks for noticing,
    jim

    p.s. it did cut down on the noise quite a bit.....
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    BIG PILE OF MISC TOOLS
    CLASS A CDL'S
    C7500 FLAT BED
    4 TRAILERS
    HOME MADE GANTRY CRANE
    SOME GOOD COMMON SENSE (I THINK)
    TRACTOR WITH NEW HEAVY DUTY LIFT POLE -- FIND MY THREAD
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    good why to use your head...

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