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small scale transportation
« on: March 07, 2012, 09:22:17 AM »

Hi guys

Does anyone have any tips for small scale transportation, loading and unloading hives.... trailer, ute, trolley? what do you use?

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Re: small scale transportation
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2012, 12:48:33 PM »
My Back.  :)
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Re: small scale transportation
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2012, 09:52:47 PM »
I've been thinking about this a bit, and am planning to go with a tray back ute and 12v electric hoist/winch. Basically drive as close as possible to the hive site, and drop the hive off the tray with the hoist, move forward and repeat. I think you could probably fit 10 to 15 hives on a tray back. The other option I guess would be a tail gate loader and some sort of trolley or in a pinch a trailer with a ramp and trolley.
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Re: small scale transportation
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2012, 11:20:22 PM »
sounds like a plan to me paul

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Re: small scale transportation
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2012, 12:38:07 AM »
Mostly I load them a box at a time on a small trailer, leave the trailer until dark and then close them up and move them.  Often I wait until O dark thirty and close them up, move them and then it's light by the time I get there and I unload them.  Or I leave them on the trailer...
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Re: small scale transportation
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2012, 03:27:35 AM »
yep its looking more and more like i need a back gate  :)

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Re: small scale transportation
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2012, 06:43:11 AM »
ime lazy ; just built me some trailors and once on they stay there till they die out. i put a rope around it  hook up and pull 10--20 at a time and no closing them up, just wait fo dark, hook up and go
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Re: small scale transportation
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2012, 07:41:30 AM »
My decision is influenced by the fact that I have a free 4x4 tray back ute/pickup coming my way whenever I get 'round to picking it up  :-D

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Re: small scale transportation
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2012, 08:41:35 AM »
http://www.ezyloader.com/

the 125mh is the recommended model for utes, but when you contact them prices start from $12K,

I am going to make my own version. I will post my progress as it advances, but I am still pulling boxes of honey almost every weekend atm, no slowing down yet to start proto typing.

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Re: small scale transportation
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2012, 09:29:30 PM »
I use a Toyota 1.5 tonne tray and a trailer with ramps and use a trolley to move them around to where I need them. No problems as long as they're strapped.
I like the sound of your method though Preston Paul. :-D

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Re: small scale transportation
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2012, 11:23:19 PM »
Me too.
I really need to pick up that ute :lol: