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Old 06-06-2011, 10:14 PM   #1
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I want to move some large armor stone that weigh about 400 500 lbs (the biggest one) about 50 ft. I don't think I can get a bobcat. Can I use a dolly? any advice would be great.

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Old 06-08-2011, 07:56 AM   #2
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Is the area flat?

You might try come-along and rollers. Sort of a moving conveyor belt.

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It is flat with a little slope. I think I am going to see if i can rent a heavy duty 4 wheel dolly that can handle 1000 lbs. Get a couple of guys a lot of beer and see what happens.
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Years ago I remember seeing a widget some one had made for moving rocks. I don't remember the details of how it was built, but it involved a 2x10, (or bigger) and a pair of wheels that must have been 12 or 16 inches.
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My fear is the wheels on a dolly are going to bury themselves in the soil and will not budge. I think you need some sort of platform/rollers to better distribute the load.

A client specialized in hardscaping and he invented and patented a grapple device that replaced the bucket on a bobcat. It was able to do amazing things. Are you saying you can fit a tractor of some kind where the rocks are?
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Your bobcat dealer probably rents MT series walk behind loaders. Not much wider than a wheelbarrow. Handiest things in the world. It rubber tracked to protect concrete etc (most of the time). once you've used one you'll want to keep it.
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the more beer u buy the more people will show up then u can just throw it on ur shouders and walk it where ya need it...lol

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