Moving skids with 2000lbs fertilizer

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Chipper36, Jan 22, 2004.

  1. Chipper36

    Chipper36 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    I'm a startup and storing my fertilizer inventory in my garage. Any suggestions on how to mechanically (I'm not Paul Bunyon) and cheaply move skids with 50-50lbs bags dropped in my driveway (compacted stone) inside my garage?
     
  2. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,112

    pallet jack
     
  3. hardwork2

    hardwork2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    I work for a forklift dealership here in ky. Check your local dealers in your area. We always have used equipment I don't have the numbers handy but if you want i can get them tommorow. I know a electric pallet jack complete with charger should run you about 3500.00. Just a manual jack shouldn't be over a few hundred. If you want my e-mail is hardwork@midspring.com if I can be of further assistance
     
  4. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 693

    Tractor supply sells forks for the front of : 4 wheelers it works with the winch
     
  5. dank

    dank LawnSite Member
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    You don't say how far the dropped skid is to your garage, but short of having a smooth surface you will encounter problems with any stones. If the distance is not too far and there isn't that much of a grade you could probably get away with having the skid dropped on a piece of plywood and then get a pallet jack to roll into your garage. Local prices for me for pallet jacks are ($150-200 used in Buy and Sell, $500 new.) If a method like this is do-able in your situation, a helper pushing while you pull would also helps out.

    Dan
     
  6. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    u need 1 of theese

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