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Offline Billy74

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Advise on moving safe solo
« on: July 26, 2021, 02:34:39 PM »
Found a deal on a liberty but not sure how I would get it out of my truck onto a dolly solo.  700+ might Stretch my ability.  Just need to get it a few feet into the house then I think sliding on slider would work.  Any ideas or equipment suggestions. 


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Re: Advise on moving safe solo
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2021, 02:39:41 PM »
Buy a 12 pack of beer.  Get some buddies from Huntwa.  Trade beer for lifting.  Shake hands all around and call it a day.  Or borrow a tractor from a neighbor.   

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Re: Advise on moving safe solo
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2021, 02:42:30 PM »
Back up truck tailgate to stairs/porch so they're at the same elevation, 4 wheeler ramps with sheet of plywood on top to keep it smooth, roller cart under safe, and roll into the house.  no lifting required.

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Re: Advise on moving safe solo
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2021, 02:43:08 PM »
Jack the door off and move it separately with a dolly.  Take the box and move it with rollers....pipes laid about 6 inches from each other and roll, moving pipes from the back of the line to the front of the line.  You can roll over door jams and everything.  It is super easy but you need more than one person. 

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Re: Advise on moving safe solo
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2021, 02:44:36 PM »
Did you buy the big green liberty in Wenatchee area off of craigslist?  If so.....it is definitely not a one person move.  Trust me....get some help.  :tup:

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Re: Advise on moving safe solo
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2021, 02:46:13 PM »
Jack the door off and move it separately with a dolly.  Take the box and move it with rollers....pipes laid about 6 inches from each other and roll, moving pipes from the back of the line to the front of the line.  You can roll over door jams and everything.  It is super easy but you need more than one person. 

Yes, this above.

 3/4 inch dowels or pipes will allow you to move it on flat and

I think you can also rent a truck with a lift gate or find someone with a tailgate lift.


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Re: Advise on moving safe solo
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2021, 04:01:22 PM »
I moved one with a U-Haul a few years back.

I put mine on a dolly and laid it down on the ramp with the dolly handle on one of those little 4 wheeled furniture dolly things (like a square skateboard).  Then I used an ATV winch to haul it up the ramp.  built an anchor in the rear of the box, ran the cable thru a snatch block attached to the anchor and back out.  winched it up no problem. 

Could probably use one of those "winch in a bag" deals and ATV ramps to get it in and out of a pickup too. 
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Re: Advise on moving safe solo
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2021, 04:07:14 PM »
Be careful ! I don't know how big you went?
I recommend more man power available then you need.
I dread moving mine in the future.
We used My car trailer, heavy duty moving dollies, and 5 guys to move mine onto the trailer then into the garage.
When We laid it onto its back, six guys on straps could barely slow it down. I used 2x4 to surround it and screwed them into the wood deck of the trailer. followed by large ratchet straps to lock it in.
I could hardly sleep the night before running all the possible issues threw my head.
It was a big investment and I just wanted no issues.
Good luck with the move.
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Re: Advise on moving safe solo
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2021, 04:21:19 PM »
I do some crazy stuff but I don't think I would try to get that out of the bed of a truck by myself.

Yeah, once it's on the floor it's a slam dunk but getting it there without damage to it, your truck or you is pretty tricky.

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Re: Advise on moving safe solo
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2021, 04:23:08 PM »
For the record, i used a professional safe mover for the 1400 pounder!  That is beyond my risk threshold!

I have helped 2 guys move their med sized safes up flights of stairs and have feared for our safety more than once!
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Re: Advise on moving safe solo
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2021, 04:28:05 PM »
4 foot pieces of 2" sch 40 or sch 80 conduit will be your best friend getting your safe into position to stand it up. I'd second the advice of getting a couple guys to help.

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Re: Advise on moving safe solo
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2021, 04:42:34 PM »
Sheesh.

I'm having nightmares reliving my safe moves in my head. 

Last move I had my three 20-something sons and another 20-something guy. 

My sons made me swear that the safe stays with the house when we move.  I believe they said they'd put me in an old folks home if I tried to move it again.

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Re: Advise on moving safe solo
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2021, 04:50:27 PM »
Don't do it solo. Ask around for help. Like people have said. Maybe you will make a friend out of it.  Its not worth hurting your back or crushing your fingers. 

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Re: Advise on moving safe solo
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2021, 05:20:36 PM »
For the record, i used a professional safe mover for the 1400 pounder!  That is beyond my risk threshold!

I have helped 2 guys move their med sized safes up flights of stairs and have feared for our safety more than once!
now You got me wondering how much My safe was?
I'm going to look it up.
Found it. 900 lbs  :yike:
Yep that would smash You or your fingers, LOL
I was quoted $500 to move it by the store I purchased it from. (basspro)
I'm cheap and just had to do it myself  :bash:
I honestly might just pay to move it next time.
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Re: Advise on moving safe solo
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2021, 05:32:25 PM »
NW safe did my move.  They were easy to work with and did great work.
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