Well at least for me,
We where hired to haul a Gleaner L Combine for scrap metal, we removed the header and hauled it in (weighed in at 3000lbs) and then we hauled in the combine.
We looked up the combine online and we found out that it weighed around 10.000lbs, we also pulled the engine because it was still good and we wanted it for another project (engine weighed 1200lbs)
The combine was to wide for our trailer, so we took the wheels off the combine and then jacked it into the air.
We got it up high enough we where able to back our trailer under it (half way)
The guy that hired us was helping, he has a Case 970 (90hp) tractor with loader, so he then slowly pushed the combine on, after a hour we finally had it loaded.
We then hauled it a couple miles to town so we could weigh it in and to our surprise it weighed in at 12.500lbs (with out header or engine). So it was no wonder why the trailer and pickup where sitting low lol
The closest scrap yard is about 25 miles away and of course there was a 15/20 mph wind that we where driving into and our old '81 chevy C30 didn't want to go over 35mph so it was a slow drive.
When we got to the scrap yard, the lady in the office said that there is no one to unload us , I guess the guy working there didn't show up, so she asked if any of us can run a loader backhoe, I said that I have run loaders before so I hopped on it and pulled it off
It was a JCB 3C loader backhoe, it was a blast to run and it all worked out pretty good
I wish we would of had that loader/backhoe to load with
Luckily it all went well and no one got hurt,
It was a little scary at times but it's now hauled and done with
(last picture is the loader/backhoe I used to unload with)
Edited by BTS, September 20, 2013 - 11:53 AM.