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ForkLift needed

  • 06-10-2011 11:40am
    Closed Accounts Posts: 8 kittyj

    Hi does anyone know a place to hire a fork lift for an hour or so, I bought a kiln and need a way to get it from my van in to my garage ??
    I rang a fork lift hire company and they only hire for a week at a time,
    I live in dublin 12 near the childrens Hospital,
    Any Ideas from anyone PLEASE !!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,978 ✭✭✭ johnny_adidas

    rent a skid steer (with the forks) from a hire company. the usual price is about €80 per day so you could surely bargain down for a shorter period. maybe even get them to wait. Not sure what the weight of the kiln is but a skid steer will lift approx 3/4 of a tonne safely

  • Registered Users Posts: 139 ✭✭ rebelden

    Unsure of the area where you live in, but is their any business in the immediate area who uses a fork lift that you could get the loan of ? Or building site with teleporter depending on access of course. In some hire shops you can rent lifting gear however depends on lifting weight of load again obviously.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,789 ✭✭✭ slimjimmc

    Know any truckers with a Mounty?

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 5,212 Mod ✭✭✭✭ slowburner

    Might a pallet truck do it?

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,921 ✭✭✭ 2 stroke

    Visit nearest company with a forklift and ask can you hire a forklift and driver for an hour. €50 plus a tip for the driver should do it.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,243 ✭✭✭ jack of all

    How big is this kiln and what does it weigh? Could it be maneuvered into place using an engine hoist and some slings? It might be easier and cheaper to hire one of these for an hours work than a forklift.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,263 ✭✭✭ 10-10-20

    If he's still moving the kiln 11 years later, I'd consider poor planning.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,243 ✭✭✭ jack of all

    Damn zombie threads!🤣