Aside from my blade difficulty just posted, I have another tricky task. My
son left me his Tundra for several years with me while he's working outside
the country. He left a large tool box in the back that may weight 100 or
more pounds. I'd like to get it out. It's on its side and has caster wheels.
The truck bed has a camper shell. I can probably slide the box onto the bed,
but getting it on the ground is likely a real challenge. I don't think I can
just put up some 2x6s or plywood and slide it down. Any ideas?
Maybe removing tools would help, but since the trays are vertical, that
might be difficult.
I got a 400 lb fireplace insert into and out of my van using a couple 2x6's.
Slide the box to the back, with the end not quite 1/2 way out. Tip it onto the
boards which are on the bumper, and slide it down.
If the box is full, empty it and then remove it.
Or, just get a couple friends to help.
Tie a strong long rope to it. Drop the tailgate. Tie the other end of the
rope to a tree or stationary object. Peel out in first gear so the box is
pulled off quickly and drops straight down instead of tumbling and rolling.
The wheels will be crushed, but other than that, it should be okay. The
trick is get the rpms up in the 5,000 range and then to pop the clutch.
Well, I had a 300-pound box to unload off my Tundra. My driveway is
sloped so I positioned the back end toward uphill, making the heavy
box just a foot up off the ground, worked almost like a loading dock.
the tools are probably all over the place inside the box.
near a sturdy tree,tie rope around tree and toolbox.
drive truck SLOWLY away from tree until the toolbox is partway off the
tailgate,then put ramp in place and slide toolbox down ramp.
you can brace yourself against a wheelwell and use your LEGS to push box
the rest of the way.Or you could use a cheap "comealong" to haul it out.
you could make a simple wheeled platform that's level with the truck
bed,and slide the toolbox onto that.Then tip it over to get the toolbox
onto it's casters.
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