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Old 05-06-2006, 09:09 PM   #1
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So, how do you lift heavy axles out of your truck when you are all by your lonesome?






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Okay, from what I can tell. YOu drive forward and it pulls the axles up. Now that it's in the air and the truck out of the way. How do you lower it onto the floor?
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Swing the axle around, back up and lower onto wagon.
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That is nothing. I had to load that axle into the back of the S10 by myself, with no lift of any kind.
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Could not find a soul in my area who had one to loan, including the parts pimps. So, I was left to my own devices (though I should note MG and TX_Z foolishly offered to help if I was patient enough to wait until they were in town)
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That is nothing. I had to load that axle into the back of the S10 by myself, with no lift of any kind.
LOL. That makes you a glutton for punishment, then!! It sucked bad enough lifting them onto jack stands by hand once they were in the garage. FWJ loaded them onto his trailer by himself too, but he's a little "touched" if you know what I mean, so you can't follow his example ( ). In my defense, I note the bed of my truck is about 4' off the ground . . .

I figured if I popped a disc in my back, it would be embarassing for an ambulance to have to use a hoist to haul my carcass out of the garage - because my tiny wife sure wouldn't be able to (note to self: need recovery winch on SuperDuty)!

I'm not positive, but I'll give even odds the 44 is heavier than the 60, even with the drums.
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That is nothing. I had to load that axle into the back of the S10 by myself, with no lift of any kind.

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Old 05-07-2006, 02:19 PM   #15
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