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Bobcat able to lift a cube of bricks?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Impact-Vector, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. Impact-Vector

    Impact-Vector LawnSite Member
    Posts: 150

    My next job is to lay a new set of bricks over a concrete slab.
    I'm picking up the bricks tomorrow but was wondering if I could use some forks on my bobcat to move them around? weight wise I am not concerned.

    When I tried looking online I see mostly British trucks using a clamp type attachment. I know they won't come on a pallet but trying to decide how much this might suck ;)
     
  2. TomG

    TomG LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 675

    I assume your talking about clay bricks? If so they should have steel bands that go around the cube and hold them all together. You should be able to pick them up no problem.
     
  3. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 768

    It would be wise to take a empty pallet with you when you go pick up the new bricks and have the brick people put the cube on the pallet. That way when you get to the jobsite you know you will be able to pick them up.
     
  4. Impact-Vector

    Impact-Vector LawnSite Member
    Posts: 150

    big red- i love that advise! now i just have to find an empty pallet! Thanks guys
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  5. tom18287

    tom18287 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    yeah have your mason supply put them on pallets for you. ideally you need 4 forks to pick up masonry cubes (2 inside, 2 outside of the cube) i have seen them collapse because of this
     
  6. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 768

    Drive around to the backside of some retail stores ( walmart, lowes). There's always some pallets thrown out back there.
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