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#5948723 - 09/27/15 10:22 AM Moving a blind...logistics?
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Registered: 02/15/12
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I'm planning on taking over a blind that a former member of our lease left 2 years ago. Problem is I need to move it from his area to mine.

This thing is a big box blind about 4 feet off the ground. Its about 4x6 and heavy. He built it out of 4x6 posts and heavy plywood. I considered taking it apart but its glued and screwed together. (this is what happens when guys with engineering degrees build blinds roflmao)

Don't have to move it far. maybe 3/4 mile, but its fairly rough roads between the two places.

Options I've considered:
tractor with forks...worry about it being top heavy and tipping off the forks.
laying it on a trailer....where I want to put it is not especially friendly to driving a trailer in to.


Looking for some advice from somebody to might have moved one of these before.
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#5948734 - 09/27/15 10:26 AM Re: Moving a blind...logistics? [Re: Cow_doc.308]
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Skid it with 2x6's or 2x8's and drag it slowly to your new location. I have done a couple like that.
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#5948970 - 09/27/15 01:08 PM Re: Moving a blind...logistics? [Re: Cow_doc.308]
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Registered: 06/26/14
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I like the idea of attaching the 2x8s and skidding it. But you could also try renting a flatbed truck and tipping it over onto the flatbed.

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#5949045 - 09/27/15 02:13 PM Re: Moving a blind...logistics? [Re: Cow_doc.308]
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I'd tip it over on a trailer.

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#5949090 - 09/27/15 02:46 PM Re: Moving a blind...logistics? [Re: Cow_doc.308]
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Registered: 08/18/12
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Loc: Chambers County
If the tractor is big enough; pick it up with the forks and strap it in with heavy tow straps. I've moved them with hay forks and chains or straps no problem.
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#5949169 - 09/27/15 03:49 PM Re: Moving a blind...logistics? [Re: TexFlip]
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Originally Posted By: TexFlip
If the tractor is big enough; pick it up with the forks and strap it in with heavy tow straps. I've moved them with hay forks and chains or straps no problem.


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#5949180 - 09/27/15 04:01 PM Re: Moving a blind...logistics? [Re: Cow_doc.308]
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Tip it into the back of a pick up. We like this better than a trailer, a truck is taller so tipping it in and tipping out is easier, and you can get the truck into tighter spaces, if height isn't a problem.
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#5949230 - 09/27/15 04:51 PM Re: Moving a blind...logistics? [Re: Cow_doc.308]
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Registered: 08/10/12
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Loc: East Texas
Front end loader with forks and a strap. I just moved my 4x6 with double walls this way....SLOWLY lol
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#5949351 - 09/27/15 06:24 PM Re: Moving a blind...logistics? [Re: stxranchman]
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Registered: 02/25/09
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Loc: Burleson Texas
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Skid it with 2x6's or 2x8's and drag it slowly to your new location. I have done a couple like that.

I have done this with a 7 x 5 x 10 tall, put 4 x 4's under it. Chained it to the runners and pulled it around. Just pull slow, stay on level ground, if you need to have a rope guide on each side to stabilize it with with a couple of guys on it, plus one driver / puller and one watcher. Just make sure the the base is solid. Any leg collapses and you are screwed. I have moved it three times like this after first setting it up..


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#5949358 - 09/27/15 06:28 PM Re: Moving a blind...logistics? [Re: Cow_doc.308]
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Tipping over in the truck is the easiest as stated above.

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#5949406 - 09/27/15 06:56 PM Re: Moving a blind...logistics? [Re: Cow_doc.308]
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Registered: 01/25/15
Posts: 370
Agreed tip on truck or trailer. Done a few like this. Two strong backs and a couple cold ones should do the trick

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#5949584 - 09/27/15 08:22 PM Re: Moving a blind...logistics? [Re: Cow_doc.308]
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Registered: 07/08/15
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Let me know if you need help. If I'm free at that time, I'll come help

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#5949642 - 09/27/15 08:46 PM Re: Moving a blind...logistics? [Re: Cow_doc.308]
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Thanks fellas. It will probably have to be on to a trailer. I filled my truck bed up with a vet box and I'm dang sure not laying it down on that. If I can find a tractor with forks I may give that a go.


Tigger, Thanks for the offer. I should have some help from the guys at the lease and a teenage kid that I take hunting so I can play with his toys. roflmao
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#5949784 - 09/27/15 10:00 PM Re: Moving a blind...logistics? [Re: Cow_doc.308]
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Registered: 07/08/15
Posts: 91
Originally Posted By: Cow_doc.308
Thanks fellas. It will probably have to be on to a trailer. I filled my truck bed up with a vet box and I'm dang sure not laying it down on that. If I can find a tractor with forks I may give that a go.


Tigger, Thanks for the offer. I should have some help from the guys at the lease and a teenage kid that I take hunting so I can play with his toys. roflmao
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#5950812 - 09/28/15 02:31 PM Re: Moving a blind...logistics? [Re: Cow_doc.308]
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I just moved this turd 12 miles the other day. It was really not a big deal with a tractor that has forks. We have a 24' gooseneck and I just drove the tractor on to the trailer with the blind. After everything was where I wanted it I let the weight of the bucket and forks set on bracing for the legs of the stand and chained the tractor down so it wouldn't move. Then it was just a matter of going slow.

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