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    Moving A Truck Sideways

    I've been parking my Dodge 3500 Diesel truck in my shop this winter. It's a tight fit but it's worked for me so far . . . however, it would be nice if, after getting the rear bumper where I want it I could slide the front end 2' further West. The added sq. feet would be most appreciated. I'm guessing the front-end weighs in the 2500 - 3000 lb range.

    Any ideas on how to do that without a lot of ?

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    They have small castor dollies that you can put under the tires to roll your vehicles around like that. You can buy them or buy some castor wheels and make them.
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    If the floor is vinyl, put down a piece of steel.

    Simply lift the front with a roll around jack,, then, grab the handle and pull,
    the truck will go wherever you want it to go.
    In 1966iish,, I worked in a garage and we did this all the time,,
    back then, a 1964 Dodge car weighed almost as much as that truck,,,
    so, the weight is similar,,,
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    A good floor jack is the easiest. I have a set of wheel dollies made by Larkin I use on my corvette for winter. The biggest problem with them is I have to jack up every corner and put them under the tires. Then I can put the vette wherever I want but then I have to jack each corner to get it back on the ground.
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    Harbor Freight. I have two they work good.
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    Tire dollies are the trick. We stored a truck the same way you are trying to with the wheel dollies. But when we put the front tires up on the dollies we pushed and pushed but couldn't get the front end over to the right. Wouldn't budge. Then realized the driver side rear tire would need to move also. Truck was in park, so other guy jumped in the truck, put it in nuetral, and I was able to push it by myself. Just be careful especially if you garage has a significant slope for draining. May take off on you . I'd recommend two people, one for pushing, one in driver seat working the brake.
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    Thanks everyone for the ideas . . . I'm concerned about the trucks weight. It's a 1 ton Dodge 3500 Diesel w/6spd . . . According to NADA Guides the Curb Weight is 7,396 lbs . . . I just checked the trucks' drivers side inside door sticker and I'm just not sure how to read it other than the GVW noted is 10,100lbs. The sales invoice states the curb weight as 7,023lbs.

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    These are rated for 5,000lbs per pair which I believe should work fine.

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    I'm planning to buy these if I can find some discount coupon, I gotta look around. I hope to be able to put them on the front, put it in neutral and push the front-end to the West. My floor is smooth concrete, I'll just have to make sure I sweep good before I move the truck.
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    Your GVW rating is how much the truck can weigh fully loaded. Your curb weight of just under 7500lbs is a realistic empty weight with full tank of fuel. Just remember, most of that weight is on the front axle. It’s supporting that mighty Cummins under the hood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlin View Post

    https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...0521_200430521

    I'm planning to buy these if I can find some discount coupon, I gotta look around. I hope to be able to put them on the front, put it in neutral and push the front-end to the West. My floor is smooth concrete, I'll just have to make sure I sweep good before I move the truck.
    The weight rating would be plenty, but....I just don't like those plastic wheels. Maybe all these type of dollies have them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    The weight rating would be plenty, but....I just don't like those plastic wheels. Maybe all these type of dollies have them.
    coaltrain ~ Yep, I agree. I did find some dollies with steel wheels but weight rating per pair was lower, 3,000 lbs per pair. I suppose if the plastic wheel became a problem I'd be able to find steel wheel replacements.



    Quote Originally Posted by dieselshadow View Post
    Your GVW rating is how much the truck can weigh fully loaded. Your curb weight of just under 7500lbs is a realistic empty weight with full tank of fuel. Just remember, most of that weight is on the front axle. It’s supporting that mighty Cummins under the hood.
    dieselshadow ~ Exactly, 3,000 lbs per pair on the front-end with the Cummins diesel gives me concern. 5,000 per pair provides a little cushion.
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