any tricks for 2 men to get a piano on a pickup
Posted on 2007-03-20
I need to move an upright piano from a first level home out the door and onto my pickup truck or into my cargo trailer.
I have transported these before but not with 2 men. Last time it was 2 men and two teenagers, one who was 14.
Once a sheet of plywood was laid on the steps and the piano rolled down slowly while two men picked up slightly on the back handles and front of the piece.
Another time a piece of plywood was put on the porch and extended onto the tail gate of the truck and rolled on, again with 2 guys picking up some to lessen the weight being rolled.
This time the pickup or trailer can not get backed up to the porch. The trailer would be a few inches closer to the ground but we still have a heavy piece and only two men. The lady says it is a "small" piano.
ugh.......do uprights come in small, medium, and large?
I'm hoping her driveway is sloped. The piano can be rolled out onto the driveway. The truck or trailer can be backed up to the slope so that the tailgate or end of the trailer are as close to the ground as they can get.
None of these plans are guaranteed. The woman is unable to provide more details like the slope of the drive, or a photo of the piano or porch, etc.
This is one of 3 items that will be picked up and delivered. I'm looking for tricks to get it onto the truck or into the trailer. I have no ramps. If I did they would not attatch anywhere and could slip and slide and could result in a disaster. I'm not worried about getting the item out of the house and to the back of the truck or trailer, just into it. I have lifted the end of a piano with one hand, off the ground any way, to get it moved or rolled over the threash hold of the door frame.