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Posted: 11/08/19 02:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Forklift will cost too much? Sorry, but...


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So the fence isn't yours. As others have said, why not just ask the owner of it if you can take it down, do what you need to do, and put it back up? Tell owner you'll have a professional company do the fence work. That is unless for course you don't get along w/ the owner and he's being a P pot.If you do end up pulling it backwards, am assuming you have plenty of room to do this? Will take a decent size tractor (at least 60 HP IMO). How are you going to get the legs onto greased boards with them already on the ground?

I guess a better question is, how and why did the 5er get parked where it is in the 1st place knowing it would be a beeatch?


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Posted: 11/08/19 06:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Chris Bryant wrote:

Forklift will cost too much? Sorry, but...


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If a tractor or forklift rental is is more than you'll pay then why not just take it apart piece by piece and move it ? [emoticon]
Did the neighbor build the fence so they didn't have to look at an old junky trailer with **** all around it ?

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Get a tractor with a front bucket or rear lift pole, chain it up to the pinbox, and your done.

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While the greased boards and machine skate are cheap solutions the jacks would need to be up to reduce possible bending. And these methods should be used with a lot of caution so that the 5er does not slide uncontrolled in any direction.


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Posted: 11/08/19 07:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just call a wrecker. They can hook up at a 90 degree angle with their boom and sling and just tow it out.

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I would love to see a picture of the situation. You can get hooked up to a 5th wheel from 90 degrees. Unless there is a fence or other obstacle next to the trailer there is no reason you can not get under it and move it.
Are there any local trucking companies nearby? One of their Jockey wagons and a skilled user would be able to do it.


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Have the "local guy" that put it there, get it out.
A wrecker of skid steer is your best bet. Any jury rigged system with greased boards, pulling on the axles etc have a good chance of damaging the fifth wheel.

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Posted: 11/08/19 08:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would bet money that attempting to slide the jacks, regardless of greased boards or other, will bend the jacks.
Ditto on
1. temporarily taking down the fence
2. forklift or skid steer
3. professional wrecker/tow truck

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