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Loading/unloading 100# propane cylinders

 
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pyronoel
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07 12 2:40 am    Post subject: Loading/unloading 100# propane cylinders Reply with quote

Anyone have any tips/tricks for moving around 100# propane tanks on and off a trailer?

I'd love to put a pair of large tanks on, but I just can't see an easy way to move those 170lb monsters around to get them filled. (both of my local propane fillers require them to be on the scale)
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07 12 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are a couple of options:

1) Find another supplier that doesn't make you take them off.

2) Make something like a hoist or an A frame to help lift them in and out.

3) Look to a supplier that will come out to you and supply on site, some of the gas suppliers have those trucks with a lift hoist on the rear corner of the pickup bed.

4) Ask around other vendors in your area, and find out how they do it!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07 12 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would a 50# cylinder work? Same diameter and foot-ring as the 100# but half the weight and capacity.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07 12 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lift weights, steroids, hired help...........other than that, I always lifted with ma 2 hands. Course at 6'3" and 310.......
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07 12 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a hand truck with a 1/2 circle ring welded to a plate and bolted to the "truck"part.and roll it up the ramp.If the tanks are mounted to the front then your sol.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13 12 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just lean it against the trailer, tip it up, roll it on a ways, then pick the top up. Never have to lift the whole 170. Easier done than described. I carry my pair to the refill guy in the back of my SUV all the time, that's invariably how I load and unload them. Unlike an acetylene cylinder, they can be transported horizontally.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13 12 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GreenSmoker wrote:
I always lifted with ma 2 hands. Course at 6'3" and 310.......


Note to self - " Be nice to GreenSmoker, he can hurt me". Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14 12 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hand truck, lifting hoist, or BAMF hayboy.

Note; Most Big A$$ MFers in my area work for beer and food, which is convenient as that is what you're doing.
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PostPosted: Sun May 06 12 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

seattlepitboss wrote:
I just lean it against the trailer, tip it up, roll it on a ways, then pick the top up. Never have to lift the whole 170. Easier done than described. I carry my pair to the refill guy in the back of my SUV all the time, that's invariably how I load and unload them. Unlike an acetylene cylinder, they can be transported horizontally.




me too. its not that bad once u get over the first time.
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