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Old 06-02-2019, 09:15 PM
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Bridgeport size or larger?
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Old 06-03-2019, 03:50 AM
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The machine is 3.7 metres long X 2 metres wide. 3T

So some of you guys are saying not to use a forklift and I understand that but looking at swamp mats https://www.jwaoil.com/applications I think theyre called something else in Australia (Durabase).
Other alternative I want to mention is using a bunch of timber sleepers as theyre relatively cheap and light weight compared to steel plates.
50mm thick X 200mm wide. 2 X 8 Inch timber sleepers.
What do you guys think of this?
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Old 06-03-2019, 04:32 AM
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It's easy. P = F / S. P = pressure, F = force, S = area. The more weight you spread into the surface, the more confident you are.
this machine does not weigh much around 4t? Alternate 4 planks or durable thick plywood. Or put a 4mm steel plate under the machine? Weld a chain and attach a winch to the sheet. It would be like a sleigh ride on the field.

It's hard to explain it remotely.
Soak the with water if you want to drag on grass. On the concrete, put sand under sheet.

There are 2 rules:
Work slowly and think.
Don't be afraid.

Top 2 Rules:
Falls it only once.
Falling machine mustnot rescueid. Man and not property are important.

Use only two persons!!! Lot of person is not good for it.

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Old 06-03-2019, 05:16 AM
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It's easy. P = F / S. P = pressure, F = force, S = area. The more weight you spread into the surface, the more confident you are.
this machine does not weigh much around 4t? Alternate 4 planks or durable thick plywood. Or put a 4mm steel plate under the machine? Weld a chain and attach a winch to the sheet. It would be like a sleigh ride on the field.

It's hard to explain it remotely.
Soak the with water if you want to drag on grass. On the concrete, put sand under sheet.

There are 2 rules:
Work slowly and think.
Don't be afraid.

Top 2 Rules:
Falls it only once.
Falling machine mustnot rescueid. Man and not property are important.

Use only two persons!!! Lot of person is not good for it.

Good luck.
Sounds good. I still like the idea of forklift on timber sleepers, but your idea may be better
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Old 06-03-2019, 06:50 AM
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Send me photo your field routes.
If there is a problem reason always wins brain, over great power.
I have 5t hever for it, but i am 10000Km from you?

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Old 06-03-2019, 09:51 AM
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Just air freight it 😀
Lifting an rolling on concrete isn't an issue.
I should have concreted my back yard haha
But you guys have given me great ideas
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Old 06-03-2019, 09:54 AM
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The Durabase mats (swamp mats) in your link are 4 times as thick as the ones I have used here in the states. I think you would be good to go with those. Depending on cost, and they will be much heavier than what I am familiar with.
So not nearly as easy to move around. But I think you stated you only have 36 ft of yard to deal with. Let us know what you use in the end. I always like to see success and how people achieve it.
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Old 06-03-2019, 09:58 AM
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I think you could drag this with a come along. Set the load on 2 thick sheets of plywood stacked together. Place a third sheet in front of the stacked sheets and begin to pull. You will probably need to pound some stakes into the ground to secure the third sheet. Pull. If the load slides on the plywood you will need a fourth sheet to keep the load on the same plane. It's all about PSI, Egyptian method. You can do this by hand, an inch at a time.
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Old 06-03-2019, 10:08 AM
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If the bottom is flat, you could possibly roll it across the plywood on pipes.

Kind of like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT0GCx0n-X4
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Old 06-03-2019, 11:14 AM
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I strongly support the slow and simple approach. Planks for a roadbed, skids on the machine. Rollers in between. I've moved big machines on rough ground quite a bit single handed. The attached photo is not the best example (there should be more support midspan on the attached skids), but I could pinch this along with a bar even with wood cabbage stakes for rollers.
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