Lifting barrels into the truck

Collecting, filtering and dewatering of WVO SVO vegetable oil. For Biodiesel producers too.

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Lifting barrels into the truck

Postby SunWizard » Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:29 pm

Here is one option that I use, and it works well, a hitch lift:
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=47591

Its useful in the winter when the temps average <20F and the barrels are too solid for any kind of pumping.
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Postby hheynow » Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:19 pm

Nice find. Sure is a lot cheaper and easier than a Tommy Lift. Wow, 50 amps!
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Postby Burbarian » Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:26 pm

These might also be handy:

1/2 TON CAPACITY PICKUP TRUCK CRANE WITH CABLE WINCH
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http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/d ... mber=37555

1/2 TON CAPACITY PICKUP TRUCK CRANE
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http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/d ... umber=1647

55 GALLON CAPACITY STEEL DRUM LIFT
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http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/d ... mber=45086

Note: I do not work for HF. Just get nagged about buying a lot of their stuff. Like the top one. Works great, very convenient, and saves me from backaches and hernias.
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