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Lifting items with lifting straps came up in another thread which got me to think (again). So, this is my new "Portable Generator". It weighs in excess of 360+ Lbs. I have a springtime project coming up and would rather not run 100 yards of extension cord and where the electricity is needed, nor would I desire to push it uphill from the barn. If you notice there is no "Lifting Hook" other then the cage that surrounds the unit.
Any suggestions or experience that would help me out would be appreciated.
 

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Lifting items with lifting straps came up in another thread which got me to think (again). So, this is my new "Portable Generator". It weighs in excess of 360+ Lbs. I have a springtime project coming up and would rather not run 100 yards of extension cord and where the electricity is needed, nor would I desire to push it uphill from the barn. If you notice there is no "Lifting Hook" other then the cage that surrounds the unit.
Any suggestions or experience that would help me out would be appreciated.
If you had forks I would suggest to fasten it to a pallet.

Without looking at it in a lot of detail, I would think you would want 2 lifting points to use lifting slings. Then you could dedicate a sling (or pair depending on the length) and have a stable way to lift. Is there anywhere you can attach 2 clevis to the frame that would stay put which you could run the sling through?

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Straps through the frame would probably work fine. If possible, you could go around the frame at the bottom instead of from the top.

I use my Carry-All and just load it on and strap it down but in the past I've also slid it sideways onto the bucket and strapped it to the bucket.
 

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If you had forks I would suggest to fasten it to a pallet.

Without looking at it in a lot of detail, I would think you would want 2 lifting points to use lifting slings. Then you could dedicate a sling (or pair depending on the length) and have a stable way to lift. Is there anywhere you can attach 2 clevis to the frame that would stay put which you could run the sling through?

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That is pretty much my point. Where do I attach a strap or anything of that matter. Is the cage strong enough? I'm kinda thinking of two straps around the front and around the back at equal distance attached to Ken's hooks. Not sure if it will work or not without issue.
 

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That is pretty much my point. Where do I attach a strap or anything of that matter. Is the cage strong enough? I'm kinda thinking of two straps around the front and around the back at equal distance attached to Ken's hooks. Not sure if it will work or not without issue.
If your genny did have a lifting loop it would be welded to the frame, your good to go-IMHO. Strap on and lift away:lol:

ETA: that's one beefy genny... 15KWW and 50A! Mine is a Honeywell (Generac) 7.5KW and runs pretty much my whole house with a 30A dedicated bypass.
 

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If your genny did have a lifting loop it would be welded to the frame, your good to go-IMHO. Strap on and lift away:lol:

ETA: that's one beefy genny... 15KWW and 50A! Mine is a Honeywell (Generac) 7.5KW and runs pretty much my whole house with a 30A dedicated bypass.
Actually it's a 15KW with a 60A outlet. Didn't want to have the wife have to decide between blow drying "Her" Shizu or cook me supper. :lol:
 

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Get yourself four of these straps and loop one around the frame at all four corners. Then you can attach to the straps with chains or lifting straps and it should provide secure lifting and minimize the risk of it tilting or twisting.

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You would think the frame is strong enough. My Honda generator weighs close to 300 lbs. and it has a hook that only attaches at two places.

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Get yourself four of these straps and loop one around the frame at all four corners. Then you can attach to the straps with chains or lifting straps and it should provide secure lifting and minimize the risk of it tilting or twisting.

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You would think the frame is strong enough. My Honda generator weighs close to 300 lbs. and it has a hook that only attaches at two places.

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Where do I get those straps at? Need to look into this a bit further.
 

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Lifting items with lifting straps came up in another thread which got me to think (again). So, this is my new "Portable Generator". It weighs in excess of 360+ Lbs. I have a springtime project coming up and would rather not run 100 yards of extension cord and where the electricity is needed, nor would I desire to push it uphill from the barn. If you notice there is no "Lifting Hook" other then the cage that surrounds the unit.
Any suggestions or experience that would help me out would be appreciated.
I put mine in the bucket with the handle facing outward, then simply run a strap from side to side to my Ken's hooks to keep it from tipping out.

I have considered making my JD80 cart into a permanent generator hauler though.....
 

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I put mine in the bucket with the handle facing outward, then simply run a strap from side to side to my Ken's hooks to keep it from tipping out.

I have considered making my JD80 cart into a permanent generator hauler though.....
Wondered how long it would take for someone to say to put it in the bucket. There you go .
 
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Get yourself four of these straps and loop one around the frame at all four corners. Then you can attach to the straps with chains or lifting straps and it should provide secure lifting and minimize the risk of it tilting or twisting.

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You would think the frame is strong enough. My Honda generator weighs close to 300 lbs. and it has a hook that only attaches at two places.
Those look like a good option for this and other things. What I was trying to figure out is a way that the slings or clevis (or these loops here) would stay put and not slide when lifting.

Without seeing the generator in person, I would think the frame would be strong enough to lift from.
 

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Those look like a good option for this and other things. What I was trying to figure out is a way that the slings or clevis (or these loops here) would stay put and not slide when lifting.

Without seeing the generator in person, I would think the frame would be strong enough to lift from.
I've also lifted my cheapy Craftsman 6500W generator from the frame from (2) pts and no deflection in the frame at all. I'm positive that frame would be strong enough to lift from.
 
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Those look like a good option for this and other things. What I was trying to figure out is a way that the slings or clevis (or these loops here) would stay put and not slide when lifting.

Without seeing the generator in person, I would think the frame would be strong enough to lift from.
Attach them at the points shown below. They should stay in place as they have no where to go.
 

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^^^^ What he said. ^^^^^


Use straps at the corners directly across from each other. Forks are another great and obvious choice.:good2:
 

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Lifting items with lifting straps came up in another thread which got me to think (again). So, this is my new "Portable Generator". It weighs in excess of 360+ Lbs. I have a springtime project coming up and would rather not run 100 yards of extension cord and where the electricity is needed, nor would I desire to push it uphill from the barn. If you notice there is no "Lifting Hook" other then the cage that surrounds the unit.
Any suggestions or experience that would help me out would be appreciated.
You cant fool us.....just grab it by one of the handles and sling it up on your shoulder and go with it. :laugh:
 
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