[ RadSafe ] Need advice Moving large Pb shield

S L Gawarecki slgawarecki at gmail.com
Thu Mar 14 23:36:27 CDT 2013

You might be able to use two engine lifts--these are large hydraulic
overhead lifts that roll on a V-shaped base.  I would look for something
sized for truck engines.

**Susan Gawarecki*

ph: 865-494-0102
cell:  865-604-3724
SLGawarecki at gmail.com

Rob wrote:
"We are trying to move a Canberra Model 747 Pb shield into a room and onto
its stand and need some advice.  We can get it into the room with a forklift
and even set it onto the stand, but must then move it about 8 feet.  We are
concerned with moving it while loaded on the stand as it will be top heavy.
We cannot get the forklift into the room.  The unit weighs 3000 lbs and has
lifting eyes.

I am sure someone out there has done this and can give some advice.  I would
much prefer to lift the device onto the stand once in the room, but am not
familiar with small enough portable equipment capable getting into the room
through a 36" door and lifting this 3000 lb device.  Another way we could do
this is to load it onto the stand with a forklift from outside the room and
then "slide" it over about 10 feet.  This does not seem like a very safe way
to do this since it is so top heavy.

Perhaps there are lifting devices that can be rented?

Any advice would be appreciated."

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