View Full Version : How do you lift 20,000 lbs

06-18-2014, 12:53 PM
With a crane!!

Had to pull one of our generators out. It was a three day process. Took two days for me to get the control and power cables all unhooked and out of the way. Also took 2 days for the mechanic to get all the piping disconnected. Total weight for the unit is 20,000 lbs. it's going to the mechanics shop for a new rear seal and the generator end is getting sent to the rewinder for a new bearing and to get the windings checked out. The real fun will begin when it gets put back in.

We had to start by moving the rad out of the way


Then had to lift the front of the gen put pipes under it and roll it out with the crane


Once it was out lift it and put it on the trailer



06-18-2014, 01:01 PM
And about half an hour after we got it on the truck and tarped in this hit.