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Old 07-29-2016, 04:31 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever used a stairclimber? 75KVA, @480lbs. Can use elevator most of the way, then need to go up 2 flights. Thanks!
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mount 4" strut to each side on steel frame of TF, 4 guys carrying up stairs 120 Lbs. each man, doesn't seem unreasonable (with breaks if needed to rest).
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We use a rigger, because they are professionals at moving stuff and we are not.

Though most 75's we'd do ourselves unless it was complicated.

Use a refrigerator dolly
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mount 4" strut to each side on steel frame of TF, 4 guys carrying up stairs 120 Lbs. each man, doesn't seem unreasonable (with breaks if needed to rest).
I sense that you're younger than the average ET'r.
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We use riggers for items large or heavy.
But use a stairclimber for barrels, works good.
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Appliance dolly and straps is all I've done. OR bribe someone else.....
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Yes, I am younger(ish).

Keeping small family business going after father died unexpectedly 3 yrs ago. I apologize if I ask any "stupid questions". Dad taught me a lot, but there are things that I come across that you cannot learn in a book and come with experience.

No cranes, building is @10 years old.

Like the unistrut idea, as well as consulting a rigger.

Thanks so much!
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Doesn't the elevator have a penthouse on the roof? Could you put it on top of the car?
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Yeah, I've used powered stairclimbers for xfrmrs and motors.

I don't like doing it because there's no Plan B: If the dolly slips, breaks, or dies halfway up the steps, that piece of equipment is riding to the bottom and a lot of stuff is getting damaged.

Get riggers where you can.
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Doesn't the elevator have a penthouse on the roof? Could you put it on top of the car?
I would have serious concern that the roof could hold that much weight.

Leave it to riggers, they know what they are doing and if it goes south, it's in their hands.

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I would have serious concern that the roof could hold that much weight.

Leave it to riggers, they know what they are doing and if it goes south, it's in their hands.

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Seen a Trane water cooled chiller lifted this way with just four timbers spanning the car. There are ways.
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Yeah, I've used powered stairclimbers for xfrmrs and motors.

I don't like doing it because there's no Plan B: If the dolly slips, breaks, or dies halfway up the steps, that piece of equipment is riding to the bottom and a lot of stuff is getting damaged.

Get riggers where you can.
or the front of a step that had small cracks breaks off........
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