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Will a bobcat 863 pick up a Jersey barrier?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by mow king, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. mow king

    mow king LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 571

    I need to move a few Jersey barriers.

    Will a Bobcat 863 with Forks pick them up? They weigh ~4000lbs a piece.
     
  2. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,724

    How far do you have to move them? Do they have to be loaded on a truck or trailer? I have moved them short distances with a s250
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  3. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Posts: 3,752

    I have lifted 3800-4000 pound rock pallets with an 863 with metal tracks. We had a JD 310 backhoe on site and it couldn't unload the rock pallets off the semi trailer. I used my forks and though it groaned and creaked, I lifted the pallets and didn't tip. If your machine is in good condition, it should do it but I imagine you will start tipping. The lift arm geometry isn't suited to that extra weight as well as a vertical lift machine.
     
  4. mow king

    mow king LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 571

    I only need to move them about 15ft to pavement then I can move them with a forklift.
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  5. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Should be able to weeble wobble it over there no problem
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  6. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Posts: 3,752

    worst case, wet the ground around them and push them... but you should be able to lift them somewhat.
     

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