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General Category => General Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Yenling83 on February 22, 2012, 05:58 PM

Title: Hydraulic Table Cart for moving large trees
Post by: Yenling83 on February 22, 2012, 05:58 PM
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Hydraulic+Table+Cart (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Hydraulic+Table+Cart)

I used one of these over the past weekend for the first time to move some large trees around and it worked great.  I have an amazon gift card and was thinking about purchasing one of these for myself.  Just curious if anyone has any recommendations on which one to purchase? Or has any better ideas for me.  Thanks   

Title: Re: Hydraulic Table Cart for moving large trees
Post by: Chrisl on February 22, 2012, 07:00 PM
Yenling83, the Chicago Bot. Gardens use something like this:  http://www.amazon.com/Torin-Big-Lift-Table-Aluminum/dp/B000OYZDAE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1329955040&sr=8-2 (http://www.amazon.com/Torin-Big-Lift-Table-Aluminum/dp/B000OYZDAE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1329955040&sr=8-2)

It has the slow release handle on the bar which is very nice.  The Northern tools in general, are cheap imo.  But they are great moving around lg. trees.
Title: Re: Hydraulic Table Cart for moving large trees
Post by: bwaynef on February 22, 2012, 09:34 PM
I can't recommend one over any others, but I saw Gary Marchal use one with his trees.  It serves a multitude of purposes from moving trees (more) easily, to having a stable area to work on trees.  As soon as I have trees big enough to necessitate one, I'll be getting one myself.
Title: Re: Hydraulic Table Cart for moving large trees
Post by: Marc on February 23, 2012, 05:56 AM
They roll nicely on smooth surfaces like blacktop or concrete floors. It is not the same over gravel, grass or uneven surfaces.
Something to consider.

Marc
Title: Re: Hydraulic Table Cart for moving large trees
Post by: Owen Reich on February 23, 2012, 07:59 AM
Mansai-en in Omiya has two.  One has all-terrain tires and looks like a tank.  They don't like it because the wheel-base is too narrow and sometimes sways.  The other has a lower center of gravity plus wider wheelbase.  I'll get the names from them and update. 
Title: Re: Hydraulic Table Cart for moving large trees
Post by: mcpesq817 on February 23, 2012, 09:12 AM
They roll nicely on smooth surfaces like blacktop or concrete floors. It is not the same over gravel, grass or uneven surfaces.
Something to consider.

Marc

I was thinking about getting one myself, but was wondering about how they handle on non-smooth surfaces.  Thanks for the tip.
Title: Re: Hydraulic Table Cart for moving large trees
Post by: Yenling83 on February 23, 2012, 02:07 PM
I went a head and bought the Northern Industrial Hydraulic Table Cart - 660Lb. Capacity with my gift card.  Hope it works well!  thanks for all the replys