We have came to the conclusion that the equipment is getting heavy. Ecspecially with the 13 SEER mandate.
How do all of you people handle
getting new equipment into location
loading old equipment.
To date, all we have done is man handled the stuff. We lift the new equipment up into the truck. If the old furnace is heavy, we tear it apart. We try to use the handtruck as much as possible, but it only goes so far, because you have the architects that take the stairs right down into the wall. grrrr. And then you have the downflow 90's that you need to lift up on to coil boxes. I don't see a fix all problem to that.
We are looking to buy a small forklift for the shop, but that doesn't help on the job.
Sob story I know, but we have a guy that sprained his back lifting a 13 seer unit into the truck. Forklift can prevent that, but not once your at the job.
We also are looking at this super hand cart ( like $2200 super) that has forks and a little winch system. We are getting a video on it and we might buy two. One for each box truck.
Any ideas? Are we all in the same boat? I like alot of things about the trade, but I hate hot itchy attics, and I hate lifting the heavy stuff.