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Old 04-01-2009, 01:17 PM   #16
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A truck that can hold the weight would work also

If you mean to replace the tractor, you are correct.

The wagon might be hard to replace with a truck tho.

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Old 04-01-2009, 06:55 PM   #17
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I know it's way overboard but I happened to remember these. We had them where I worked and we used them to move really heavy machinery. Two men (literally) could move a 100 ton machine the length of the building by themselves. www.aerogo.com
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:39 PM   #18
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wow that is crazy. the video is nuts. that would definitely make it easier. doubt I could rent one, around here anyway though, but would be sweet indeed.
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:52 PM   #19
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The company I worked for had a set in Michigan, we're in S.GA. They shipped the set all the way down here when we had to set a new piece of machinery. I had worked for a construction company that (I thought at the time) had specialized equipment to move machinery. When I saw these I actually thought "NO WAY", compressed air move this 18 ft. diameter, 100 ton behemoth? Again NO WAY. Ooops-WAY! The also sent down two millwrights to show us how to use them as our set was ordered, once we had it set up, ease the air to it, the machine just raised up smoothly about 1/4" off of the floor and just sat there hissing away. THEN- when I saw these two guys push this thing down the aisle (securely chained to a large forklift for safety) I almost freaked out. The plant manager had all operations stopped and all personnel come to this site. All 350 employees watching as they just pushed this big monster down the aisle, turned down another aisle, and put it on the very large red "X" they had drawn on the floor. We wound up setting 14 of these large macines total like this. We even subbed out to local companies to move machinery for them. They were always mind boggling. As you can see, those two little girls move that full size truck anywhere. NOTE: they do require a clean level surface to work properly.
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so just a quick question bout anchoring. I'm just wondering where the structure would typically be anchored to the foundation. as i said, im lucky enough to have it drywalled, and even baseboards, so i'd like to do as little damage pulling that stuff back enough to get at the bolts. thanks
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Old 04-08-2009, 11:12 PM   #21
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Not to be a wet blanket, but you better check with your local zoning authority to make sure you can actually move the garage where you want to. There are always setback requirements. See the recent thread about the bonus room that was not permitted etc. Bad news if you are out of compliance.
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Old 04-08-2009, 11:17 PM   #22
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Sausmonkey, I just happened to realize the other day that a contractor friend of mine had moved a garage in the method I had described earlier to his property a few months age. The garage was moved a few miles, & has been propped up at his property for a few months. If your interested, I could probably take a few pics to show you how it was supported.
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ya that would be dynamite. any pics you can get, if it's not too much trouble.
i'm definitely ckecking everything with the city to make sure it can be moved before i start. thanks guys
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Old 10-09-2009, 04:47 PM   #24
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Hey I'm in the same boat as sausmonkey. I need to move my garage but up to 300 feet on the same property. Any news how the move went or any new ideas? My garage is wood construction 24x30, three garage doors (16', 14', and 9'), one entry door and three windows. Anymore thoughts or videos available?

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Old 10-10-2009, 09:25 AM   #25
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I forgot about the picture untill now, OOPS!
The last picture is the trailer they used to move the garage.

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Old 10-11-2009, 07:42 AM   #26
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jomama,

Where are you in WI? I may need some help. I'm near Baraboo, WI (40 mins north or Madison).

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Old 10-11-2009, 07:47 AM   #27
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Do you think it would be easier to deconstruct the garage? How would you go about removing the roof? What equipment would I rent?

Any input would be great!

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Old 10-11-2009, 09:20 AM   #28
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Roxy, I'm over near Lake Michigan, not to far from Milwaukee. Little far to travel for work. Try to find on older carpenter that has some free time to give you a hand. IMO, moving the garage as one peice is less work than disassembling & putting it back together. Check out post #13, try to visualize it in your head.
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Hi Jo, how are the 2x10's connected to each other? Would I need one or two trailers for a 30 wide 24 deep garage? If two are needed, how would they connect to the truck pulling the trailers? It appears from the picutres I will need to remove the garage doors too.

Do you have any insight on jacking the garage up, turning the garage in its current location, then rolling it foward onto a new foundation? Do you think this could work too? Garage would need to be jack up about 8 feet.

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Old 10-11-2009, 02:22 PM   #30
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Hi Jo, how are the 2x10's connected to each other?
I'm not sure I understand. There are 2x6 or 8's mounted to every wall stud by 1 or 2 lags. There are 12 or 14" microlams under these that are one piece that clear span the interior width of the garage. These in turn would rest on the trailer or wagon.
Would I need one or two trailers for a 30 wide 24 deep garage?
Only one if you can find the right material to span the 30' width.
2 trailers/wagons would probably be too complicated.
If two are needed, how would they connect to the truck pulling the trailers? It appears from the picutres I will need to remove the garage doors too.
If you take a look at the pics I posted, you'll see the OH doors where removed because the center wall (there where 2 OH doors on this garage) was removed to allow the trailer to be centered. You may be able to keep the OH doors in yours.
Do you have any insight on jacking the garage up, turning the garage in its current location, then rolling it foward onto a new foundation? Do you think this could work too? Garage would need to be jack up about 8 feet.
You need to have enough room in the yard to do all of this. As for the 8', I guess that the driveway has to be up to height at the new garage before you do this.
I've sent a couple pictures.
In all honesty, we don't move these garages ourselves. I've helped a few times, but we pour new slabs for them fairly often. In Baraboo, you should have no problem finding a farmer with a flat bail rack (wagon) to rent/borrow/etc....

If by any means you don't feel comfortable doing this, DON'T! I have seen Pro's move these things very efficiently (sometimes complete in 1 day) for a fraction of what a new garage would cost.

Again, Good Luck.

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