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post #1 of 23 Old 11-13-2013, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
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I have a dana 30 outside my garage, in the grass. need to get it in garage. heavy as crap, only have 1 wheel I can put on it. even then the steering goes all crazy when i try and lift on 1 side and push. almost pinched a finger off lol

Since I have no friends or anyone to help, whats the trick of the trade for lugging axles around?
I do have a homemade hardtop cart but it wont roll in the grass and gravel driveway

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post #2 of 23 Old 11-13-2013, 12:24 PM
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I just pick them up. D30s are like little toothpicks. Ubless your an old timer then you may need a doctor visit.

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I have a dana 30 outside my garage, in the grass. need to get it in garage. heavy as crap, only have 1 wheel I can put on it. even then the steering goes all crazy when i try and lift on 1 side and push. almost pinched a finger off lol

Since I have no friends or anyone to help, whats the trick of the trade for lugging axles around?
I do have a homemade hardtop cart but it wont roll in the grass and gravel driveway

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post #4 of 23 Old 11-13-2013, 12:29 PM
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Put your man hands on.

Get a piece of plywood and attach a couple fixed casters and a couple steering casters to it. Make sure you get the big ones with good tires. Drill two holes for a rope and voila: a handy cart.

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guess im just a girly man then cause I cant even dream of picking that thing up, just 1 side about killed me :O i managed to move it about 10 feet and gave up. the real issue is theres a hill involved

Think im going to use my cart (which has the caster setup you speak of, 3 inch wheels) and hook my recovery strap up to it and hope for the best.
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Nobody wants to make that drive unless I throw in strippers and a keg, mere cans wont suffice :O
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Take that same piece of plywood, drill 2 holes in it, and loop some rope or a strap through them. Work that axle onto that plywood, then drag it across the grass into the garage. No lifting required.
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Simple hand truck which a ratchet strap
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Hay forks on a 3 point hitch.

Boom pole and chain on a 3 point hitch.

Chain to an all purpose plow and move with.......the 3 point hitch.



See any similarities here?
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It's only a D30, me and a friend carried a 14bFF and fully dressed D60 out of his pick up truck and into his back yard just the other night.

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post #11 of 23 Old 11-13-2013, 01:25 PM
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Hay forks on a 3 point hitch.

Boom pole and chain on a 3 point hitch.

Chain to an all purpose plow and move with.......the 3 point hitch.



See any similarities here?
I'm gonna guess a tractor...

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post #12 of 23 Old 11-13-2013, 01:27 PM
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edit: it's called a movers dolly, and they're $12 at harbor freight
http://www.harborfreight.com/movers-dolly-93888.html

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I've always found that a Kubota L4330 with a FEL works wonders for moving axles....especially PITA front axles. Other than that, you can try bolting on a set of tires/rims to roll the axles around. As far as moving around in the garage, I fab'd up a 3/16" piece of plate on a 3 ton jack to hold axle assemblies, and it makes moving a lot easier.
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Wow I didnt expect all this response. I ended up using strap and hardtop cart, and of course my 2yo daughter did all the pulling since I'm such a weenie :P
the 15 degree weather hardened up the ground that helped
I think its going to stay there for awhile too seems better than using up 2 of my 4 jackstands till swap.
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