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Old 02-24-2013, 09:46 PM
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Removing skid sprayer without fork

Looking to hear ideas from guys that have skid sprayers on how they remove and install their sprayers without a forklift or skid steer. We use a 10x 30 storage unit for our "shop". I was thinking of making a tower with a hoist to just lift the sprayer out of the truck and set it back down when ready to go again. Any other ideas or pictures?
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:58 PM
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I have not actually done this. I suggest a picnic table or similar. Slide your skid out onto the table using a come along or boat winch. Later of course, you have to put the winch on the truck and pull it back onto the bed. Just take it off your bass boat.
Naturally the table will never exactly match the height of your bed. Weight and springs and tires are all a factor.
You may wish to add some grease or soap to help it slide.
Little wheels or rollers might be a help.,,
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:20 AM
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We used to slide a 200 gallon lesco unit in and out of a 3/4 ton Dodge using a fence post and two pieces of wood for ramps.

Take off the tailgate, lift the sprayer and slide the post underneath and roll the sprayer to the back and down the ramps.

Install the same way. Theres some lifting and heaving involved but it works great.

You'd be surprised what kind of heavy objects can be moved with some thought and engineering.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:51 AM
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This is what I use to remove my skid from my Silverado. I can have it in or out of my truck in about 10 minutes. I installed a cable winch in my reinforced roof rafters. By using a spreader beam and small ratchet winch with chains attached to four points on the skid, I simply lift the whole unit up. Move the truck and drop the skid on a four wheel cart. Ratchet strap one end down and it can be wheeled out of the way until it is needed. Works very well. This set-up also aids in draining any left over product in bottom of tank. I have found many uses for the winch set-up. Comes in handy.
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Looks like the photos didn't show up with text. Search equipment loading for the pictures of my set-up.
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:43 PM
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another tip is to remove the reel setup with hose and motor.

Take that off and these spray units weigh next to nothing.

And if you roll it out put it on a pallet so you can move it around. (If you have a pallet jack of course)
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We used to move 1000 gal tree spray rigs off trucks onto platforms with 3 guys & some pipes.
Think like an Egyptian.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:17 PM
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Cadzilla has a good point. I have taken many sprayers off trucks ...IF...you separate the tank and the pump...and the reel--the individual units are fairly light.
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The guy I bought mine from kept it on a stack of pallets. Around here they are free and plentiful. It took two guys to slide in and out though.

You could install a chain hoist in your shop. Then just pull under the hoist, lift sprayer out, pull away and lower it onto a dolly. You would just need a ceiling beam to hang the hoist from.

I also knew a guy who used a large engine hoist to remove his. This may or may not be tall enough depending on the sprayer and the height of your bed.
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