View Full Version : Moving a large piece of granite

LB Landscaping
04-11-2003, 02:05 PM
Hey all, I need to move a large piece of granite for a customer. Its measures around 6ft long 1 foot wide and 1 foot high. Needs to be moved from one side of his yard to the other probably close to 500ft. Using it as a step for his new hot tub. I am thinking about using a skid steer with the fork attachment. Do you think its too heavy??? Any other ideas???

04-11-2003, 02:42 PM
figure 180 lbs per cubic foot.

04-11-2003, 03:46 PM
Yes a skidsteer would work fine. Make sure if you are going over a lawn that the customer understands there will be some damage, or you might want to put down some plywood. Also think about sprinkler heads if he has. :cool:

LB Landscaping
04-11-2003, 11:11 PM
No sprinkler head, the ruts shouldn't be a problem he's having alot of work done and just had a cement truck drive over the lawn. Plywood is a good idea though!!! Think the fork lift like attachment would work best???

04-12-2003, 12:43 AM
Yeah, rent a skidsteer with pallet forks on it. If it is polished stone, I would wrap some sweatchirts or some kind of padding on the forks and load backrest.

LB Landscaping
04-12-2003, 10:08 AM
Its not polished, its been sitting in the yard for who knows how long. Should be a fun project.

04-14-2003, 11:11 PM
How about a ball cart? cheaper and less damaging than skidsteer.

04-15-2003, 01:05 AM
Hey Jeff, Handy man in Portland Exit 8 rents the Daewoo like I have and belive they also rent the forks and grappling bucket! If not try Gorham tractor by Reynolds Sports Center!

04-16-2003, 08:13 PM
I would chain the granite and use the bucket. Using the forks will give you one chance to place it. By having it attached with a chain you will be able tos swimg it a little for placement. Use a crow bar for leverage to lift up to get the chain around the granite.

LB Landscaping
04-16-2003, 10:13 PM
ff, thanks for the advice, that is definatly the route I will go.