A lift gate truck rental can be a big help if you need to load and unload very heavy things on to the truck. You can rent lift gate trucks with or without a ramp. I have a few stories about times I should have had a lift gate truck and I didn’t.
I remember when I was younger I helped my cousins husband move somethings. I drove my truck to the house they were moving from and someone helped me put the washer and dryer onto the truck. I drove to their new house and got her husband. He was a really big fellow. He custom built motorcycles and was fairly strong. I figured the two of us could get these appliances down without much trouble. But I did warn him that they were heavy and that we should be careful. He went out the house before I did.
When I came out of the house to help him unload the washer and dryer, I was shock to see him bear hugging the washing machine as it sat on the edge of the tailgate of my truck. I figured there was no way he was going to move it by himself, but that’s just what he did. I would not have believed it if I didn’t see it with my own eyes. He lifted that washer off of the truck and carried it across the yard and brought it into the house. He was like a lift gate.
The next time I should have had a lift gate truck rental was when I moved a huge refrigerator. I strapped it to a hand truck and a friend and I put it on my pickup truck. The problem I had was that there was not going to be anyone at my destination to help me get it off the truck. I was sure I could do it by myself without damaging the refrigerator.
When I got to the new house I really wasn’t sure how I was going to get it down. I decided I would hold the handles of the hand truck and lower it down. Well, this didn’t work out to well. I started to slide the refrigerator down the tail gate when I realized it was much heavier than I had thought. It was too late by this time, it was headed for the ground. The hand tuck slipped from heads and the refrigerator slammed to ground.