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#127333 - Thu Jan 18 2007 09:13 AM transporting pump
mike pankratz Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 16 2007
Loc: redmond oregon usa
what is the safest way to transport a restored pump?

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#127334 - Thu Jan 18 2007 09:23 AM Re: transporting pump
the poor mans museum Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 25 2004
Loc: Santa Ynez, CA, USA
I find that this way works best!

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#127335 - Thu Jan 18 2007 10:23 AM Re: transporting pump
Thunder II Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 20 2006
Loc: On the plains of Colorado
ROTFLMAO!!!!!! I REMEMBER THAT!!!! Welcome back Curt.... And what ever happened to Mikey?
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#127336 - Thu Jan 18 2007 12:59 PM Re: transporting pump
Alex Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 08 2003
Loc: Butte, Montana USA
Too funny....

Unrestored or restored? For retored I take lots of blankets and duct tape. You can build a wood cradle for it to lay in as well. I have also used a dolly from U-haul (don't remember her name.....) Wrap it is blankets and then hook on to it. A guy had build apump hauler out of an old shopping card. You would hook onto it and then when you tipped it back it dat at a 45 degree angle on four wheels. Need to upgrade toa heavier wheel. I could unload and move a pump by myself easily. Good luck
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#127337 - Thu Jan 18 2007 01:54 PM Re: transporting pump
mike pankratz Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 16 2007
Loc: redmond oregon usa
thanks everbody for transporting info. i can not believe all the information that is available.my hats off to you.mike pankratz

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#127338 - Thu Jan 18 2007 04:10 PM Re: transporting pump
r49th Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Dec 18 2003
Loc: clio, michigan usa
If it is a pump with removable doors, remove the panels and computer face on one side. Bolt short 2x4's across the framerails in two or three places. If necessary build these out past the side panels and screw two long 2x4' to these cross pieces. [these should extend above the top of the pump] You can then tilt the pump into the back of a pickup and slide it in. Once you have it at its location, pull the pump out until the base tilts to the ground and then stand the pump up. [yes you need help] Remove the 2 x4's and re-assemble the pump.
I have transported four or five pumps this way without a scratch.

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#127339 - Thu Jan 18 2007 05:01 PM Re: transporting pump
mike pankratz Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 16 2007
Loc: redmond oregon usa
thanks sounds like good idea mike

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#127340 - Thu Jan 18 2007 05:25 PM Re: transporting pump
Tokheim Offline
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Registered: Wed Feb 19 2003
Loc: NW PA
I only have experience with one, when I picked it up the guy who restored it took a new bedsheet & wrapped it around the whole thing, few pcs of tape at the end to keep it from falling off while he wrapped 1"? bubble wrap around and around top to bottom till it was all covered well, then shrink wrap tight around it the same way.
We laid it in the back of the pickup with stuff to keep it from sliding around and I hauled it a couple hours with no problems. I then did the same thing when I moved it from my office to my new house. You need a pal and a couple beers if you are so inclined. Easy to carry, nice and grippy, right to it's new spot then unwrap. You want to keep it flat loading and unloading instead of leaning on the tailgate unless you incorperate boards/plywood like Rod said.
This was a light gutted restored Tok 39.
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I've always loved that pic, where are you St. Louis Mikey!!
Tok likes pictures (trib. to Rex, miss him too)
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#127341 - Fri Jan 19 2007 11:43 AM Re: transporting pump
bruzer75 Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 22 2006
Loc: Grants Pass, OR, USA
Welcome aboard Mike.
I love that Redmond country. When I got out of the Marine Corps I tried for the Post Office up there and Bend but Medford had a position open. Good luck on transporting your pump. My pump came to me laying in the back of a truck. It was not restored so scratches did not matter. If you happen down this way send an e-mail.

Love the Photo Poor Man. When there is a will there is a way.
Mike

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