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Rock carrier/moving ideas

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  1. Aug 15, 2017 at 8:01 AM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    Recently while on vacation, we signed a contract to sell our house. So the moving push is on.

    This is the hardest part of the move...our exterior rocks. Our interior show rocks are already moved, like this:

    IMG_2049.jpg

    The hard part is this 2 ton pile:

    IMG_2048.jpg

    Originally, I was thinking old milk crates, but those are tough to come by that are built like they used to be (like the blue one in the picture). In the event you do find milk crates, they are really expensive.

    I was just going to leave them lose on my flatbed and park it at our mountain property, but I have some friends coming in from NC that want to go off-roading, and my wife might test out the AR capabilities on the Jeep if I park it on top of the rocks.

    Ideas?
     
  2. Aug 15, 2017 at 8:03 AM
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    Selling on contingent you guys find a place?

    What about a wheel barrel?
     
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    I'd rent a skid loader or a mini excavator and dump them on the flatbed. I would do everything in my power to not pick them up by hand lol. But if that's out of the question then a wheel barrel (wheelbarrow) would be your next best option
     
  4. Aug 15, 2017 at 8:49 AM
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    I'm using tons and tons of rock at my house for terracing the yard. I've got a little dump trailer, 5x8, that is excellent for hauling 'em. Maybe you can rent something similar.
     
  5. Aug 15, 2017 at 8:54 AM
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    Nope, we are selling with no house to buy. May rent or find something in the next couple of weeks.
     
  6. Aug 15, 2017 at 8:55 AM
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    So I have no option but to move by hand/wheelbarrow.

    What I am looking for is for storage, like crates or something like that.
     
  7. Aug 15, 2017 at 9:42 AM
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    Bunch of 5g buckets to keep on wooden pallets? :notsure:
     
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  8. Aug 15, 2017 at 9:55 AM
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    You know, that isn't a damn bad idea, and plenty of those for cheap.

    Exactly the kind of ideas that I am looking for.

    Thank you!
     
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    Sandbags for the small stuff?
     
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    That works as well. Great ideas!
     
  11. Aug 15, 2017 at 10:57 AM
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    Anyone who takes home rocks after wheeling has got to be an expert on rock moving... :D
     
  12. Aug 15, 2017 at 11:01 AM
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    Trust me...it wasn't me.

    I rock crawl, the wife collects.
     
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    Get a ton of these . . .

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Aug 15, 2017 at 11:11 AM
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    Perfect. I'd like 10000 pet rock boxes please. :D
     
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    I think @joonbug eats that many happy meals in a week. He can send you the boxes. Just don't forget to poke holes in 'em so they can breathe.
     
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    gotta admit... pet rock dude was a genius.
     
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    Yes, he was.
     
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    You can find pallets being thrown out just about anywhere too!
     
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    Common for transport of ornamental rock, is a plywood box built attached to a pallet. Requires a forklift and/or pallet jack to move around though.
     
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    16 homer buckets and some milk crates worked great!!!

    Thanks for all the ideas.

    IMG_2111.jpg
     
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    I was going to say i have a free trailer you can snag if you wanted but looks like your covered.
     
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    Thank you Brian, very generous offer.
     

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