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Does anyone have a trick for safely getting a 55 Gal drum out of a truck bed by hand?

I've heard of the method of putting down a stack of two or three old tires, then rolling it off sideways till it drops down onto them.

I ask because the only way to get SH around here is in drums.


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Simple. Drop the tailgate and back up doing about 50 and slam on the brakes. Works every time.

To be honest NO. Have you thought about filling up your chem tank with what you need and that might make it light enought to get it out.. Or getting a empty tank and transfering the chem for one to the other.

-- Edited by Simply Glass on Thursday 2nd of September 2010 11:37:04 PM

-- Edited by Simply Glass on Thursday 2nd of September 2010 11:37:28 PM

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Simple. Drop the tailgate and back up doing about 50 and slam on the brakes. Works every time.

To be honest NO. Have you thought about filling up your chem tank with what you need and that might make it light enought to get it out.. Or getting a empty tank and transfering the chem for one to the other.

-- Edited by Simply Glass on Thursday 2nd of September 2010 11:37:04 PM

-- Edited by Simply Glass on Thursday 2nd of September 2010 11:37:28 PM




 Beat me to it. I was gonna say pump it into an empty drum. Or into your mix tank and an empty drum.



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Yeah pump it into an empty drum. Weve layed half full drums on their sides and slid them out with two guys but its still not good for the back.

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Would a "cherry picker" style engine hoist work?

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Lift gate

Best thing since sliced bread. I use mine 3 or 4 times a week. Get a furniture dolly, too, to drop it onto and roll into the corner of your garage.

-- Edited by Southside Equipment on Friday 3rd of September 2010 05:39:45 AM

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I roll it on its side and use the ramps used to drive 4 wheelers in and out. good luck!

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Does anyone have a trick for safely getting a 55 Gal drum out of a truck bed by hand?


I've heard of the method of putting down a stack of two or three old tires, then rolling it off sideways till it drops down onto them.

I ask because the only way to get SH around here is in drums.


great post, I would of thought their would of been atleast 101 ways to do that.

 



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You need to get two ramps that sit on a tailgate and just roll it off

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if you have the space a small deck the hieght of your loaded truck take off tailgait backup to it wheel drums off with dolley lattice and gates to keep kids out run electric and you have loading dock and pump station could even put a roof over it i remove my pw skid this way at retaining wall same hieght as truck loaded down for easier servicing

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Even with ramps you would need 2 to 3 people to guide it down slow.

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This is turning out to be a great educational post, just put a rubber tire down and roll it on that, or simply transfer it by using a pump to another drum, but by all means please keep up the great ideas.

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kids next door.

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ssk wrote:

Does anyone have a trick for safely getting a 55 Gal drum out of a truck bed by hand?


I've heard of the method of putting down a stack of two or three old tires, then rolling it off sideways till it drops down onto them.

I ask because the only way to get SH around here is in drums.

 




I had to buy it in a 55 gallon drum with a pickup before and had to syphon it out into smaller containers using a small shop vac to get the syphon started.

Or you could always rev up the engine and throw it in drive at max rpm's reminiscent of the old table cloth trick...lol



-- Edited by BCRoofClean on Friday 3rd of September 2010 07:33:19 PM

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Lift gate

Best thing since sliced bread. I use mine 3 or 4 times a week. Get a furniture dolly, too, to drop it onto and roll into the corner of your garage.

-- Edited by Southside Equipment on Friday 3rd of September 2010 05:39:45 AM



I buy from a pool supply company that delivers in a truck with a tommy gate. That was the biggest factor in switching to them.

 



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If your gonna be moving enough 55ers off your truck it may be worth while investing in one of these.
http://www.autotoolworld.com/Intermarket-3991-55-Gallon-Drum-Handler_p_110430.html

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Roof Cleaning Palm Harbor FL 727 543 3276 wrote:

If your gonna be moving enough 55ers off your truck it may be worth while investing in one of these.
http://www.autotoolworld.com/Intermarket-3991-55-Gallon-Drum-Handler_p_110430.html



Or if you feel like getting real fancy and want to be the envy of all. Try one of these baby's.


 http://morsedrum.com/products/400_Hydra-Lift_Drum_Karriers.htm



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Ok thats enough guys.

Now here is what you do.

Get another 55 gal drum set it next to the truck, grab an old water hose cut both ends off and drop one end into the SH tank, place the other end of the hose into your mouth and suck til you get the burning sensation and then drop it into the new tank.

Now I hope you understand that I was joking, and I hope you were joking when asking how to get the thing off your truck

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Yeah but Dejays way was the best.



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Ok thats enough guys.

Now here is what you do.

Get another 55 gal drum set it next to the truck, grab an old water hose cut both ends off and drop one end into the SH tank, place the other end of the hose into your mouth and suck til you get the burning sensation and then drop it into the new tank.

Now I hope you understand that I was joking, and I hope you were joking when asking how to get the thing off your truck



I couldn't agree with you more Dwayne, This post is about as stupid as the one where the guy couldn't figure out how to carry his gun up the ladder while yet having both hands on the ladder, and to make matters worse this clown got upset because the moderators closed the thread before he got his answer.

One member suggested that he should stick the gun in his mouth while climbing the ladder, so that his two hands would still be free to do other things


 



-- Edited by Roof Cleaning NJ on Sunday 5th of September 2010 07:29:55 AM

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