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Moving sleepers

Hi,

 

I've been given some sleepers by a customer. They are sat in a pile at the far end of their garden.

 

I was wondering if any of the landscapers on the site had any hints and tips for moving sleepers (as they are the full size railway ones) causing the minimum amount of damage to my customers block paving and grass.

 

thanks

 

Paul

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  • A guy on one end, a guy on the other and lift! 

     

    Any egyptians LJNers?  They're good at lifting heavy and bulky. 

  • Balance them on a strong wheelbarrow and push them or get a few labourers to help you lift them, those bitches are heavy!
  • Get my brother-in-law to help you! Along time ago I was at one end of a sleeper, a labourer at the other as countless people above have suggested and then my brother in law bounded past us with two on one shoulder! They were the old reclaimed oak railway sleepers, 2.6m long 250mm by 150mm so not the light weight softwood ones you get now.
  • Who is he? He-Man?!

     

    Id go with the others, two people, lift and carry. On Shoulders would proberly be easiest.  

    Charles Langford said:

    Get my brother-in-law to help you! Along time ago I was at one end of a sleeper, a labourer at the other as countless people above have suggested and then my brother in law bounded past us with two on one shoulder! They were the old reclaimed oak railway sleepers, 2.6m long 250mm by 150mm so not the light weight softwood ones you get now.
  • Find the centre of balance and carry them out one by one on your shoulder.

     

    Best

     

    Kerry


  • Strongest man I have ever met. Used to play prop for London Scottish and all of the youth sections of Scotland's national rugby team till he broke his neck (although he didn't actually notice).


    Kieran Ray said:

    Who is he? He-Man?!

     

    Id go with the others, two people, lift and carry. On Shoulders would proberly be easiest.  

    Charles Langford said:

    Get my brother-in-law to help you! Along time ago I was at one end of a sleeper, a labourer at the other as countless people above have suggested and then my brother in law bounded past us with two on one shoulder! They were the old reclaimed oak railway sleepers, 2.6m long 250mm by 150mm so not the light weight softwood ones you get now.
  • Got to look after the back!

    colin said:
    theyre a bunch of wusses nowadays, i used to carry the big old sleepers on my own aswell, then stand them on end when they were being used on the big bonfire display

    Jackson's Landscape Design said:

    Find the centre of balance and carry them out one by one on your shoulder.

     

    Best

     

    Kerry

  • Cheers for the advice everyone.

     

     

  • Ratchet strap one end to a sack truck with chunky pneumatic tyres either lift the free end and push it or tie a strop around the free end and pull it.
  • PRO
    get one of them things they use at tesco to move the bread creates basicaly its a pallet with 4 caster wheels on bit of string and pull
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