Handling Large Carpet Rolls

Discussion in 'Floorcovering Installation & Maintenance Tips' started by Mike Antonetti, Jun 29, 2014.

  1. Nate Hall

    Nate Hall Types With toes Senior Member Published

    One can simply "spank" the roll while rolling it up. That knocks off the debris. (Except soft back)
  2. mcbrides

    mcbrides Canadian Installers Senior Member

    A buddy of ours had a roller system like that in his GMC 2500 cargo van. He was a short little guy who worked alone. He got those rollers from a renovated beer retailer. I always chuckled when I saw him pull carpet out of his van. They came in pretty handy when he went camping, too.

  3. brett chaltry

    brett chaltry Pro Member

    They call that sassy carpet:yesss:
  4. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    I was thinking about buying this deck over wheels trailer for 700$ but we don't do enough to justify it sitting around most of the time.

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  5. Travis brown

    Travis brown Pro Member

    Unless you live in the middle of the country is in the truck and trailer a little much for a residential carpet install.strap the carpet Hook it to something solid Drive away. As for steps loosely tube the room size of carpet then roll the tube then just keep rolling up the steps. It's not effortless but its definitely easier than carrying it
  6. kwfloors

    kwfloors Fuzz on the brain Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    I know what you mean. I have a 16' flatbed I only used once this year but my brother-in-law borrowed it once to haul his Kubota tractor. They're nice when you need them.
  7. kylenelson

    kylenelson You'll find me on the floor I Support TFP Senior Member

    They're nice for hauling pallets. Other than that...you can stack up a lot of cuts of carpet on them and strap them in.
  8. Floored by Newman

    Floored by Newman Floored by Newman

    How many add a additional charge to handle these large rolls? I feel if Im required to make a cut over 30' it would be justified. It is not a easy task and well my back... How we feel about this?
  9. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    So you roll it like a cinnamon roll, and go uphill? Nice trick!
  10. Hanover Fist

    Hanover Fist Pro Member

    Had a 65' run of commercial Berber for a dance studio on a 3rd floor a few year back.
    Tried the 'cinnamon roll trick', it did not end well.
    Ended up wrapping the entire roll in a strong woven plastic tarp, one which 'slid' up he steps and protected the backing while I made every male at the store which sold the job come push and pull.
    Cost $13.00 and about an hour of everyone else's time.
    Good buy!
  11. Darren Ramey

    Darren Ramey Charter Member

    I have a 490 in the van and a roller in the back. Getting carpet off is easy, I just open the doors and goose it. Just have to make sure there are no loose tools near the back and the vacuum is strapped in, or they go to.

    It's trickier if I'm trying to get it on to a carpet dolly, that takes actual physical labor.
  12. Mike Sliwinski

    Mike Sliwinski The Doctor Is In I Support TFP Senior Member

    When I was measuring High end residential, my list of extra's or what I called,
    " Up Fee " was extensive and 30' was the starting size for " delivery up fee"

  13. Mike Sliwinski

    Mike Sliwinski The Doctor Is In I Support TFP Senior Member

    Back in the 80's a trucker tweaked a procedure for getting large rolls
    to say " hello Miss Dolly " :p........ by using a 5' long
    2x4 and the hand truck of course............ Pri the carpet up, as usual, from one end of the roll, then place the long 2x4 between the frame and the lip of the hand truck, now !! you have both hands free for Miss Dolly !! :yesss: :p placing it under the roll safely :D

  14. epoxyman

    epoxyman Pro Member

    Would this work Powered Carpet Dolly for moving carpet, a rug, or a mat. or be to much in the way. Or this guys got a cool trick [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM6rt74Insg]CARPET LIFTING and MOVING by CB Hamil - YouTube[/ame]

    Had a buddy that would load his trailer with the fork lift in the am but would set the carpet on dolly's like 3 or 4 of them and get to the house and just setup his ramps and him and his helper would push it off
  15. Daris Mulkin

    Daris Mulkin The One and Only Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    That is just a carpet crane. They had them in the 80's for sure. Used on many times.


  16. epoxyman

    epoxyman Pro Member

    Looks like it works good for them guys. How much weight can they hold?
  17. seamsealer

    seamsealer Pro Member

    I think the overhead door and a fork truck is the best.
  18. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    I was going to make one of those, I bought the winch but that's as far as I got, now it's in a storage bin.
  19. UncleCliffie

    UncleCliffie Charter Member

    I had one of those in the early 70's. It came with the cart. I replaced it with an electro lift. The installer used it out on the job.
  20. Darren Ramey

    Darren Ramey Charter Member

    Anyone know where I can find one of those carpet cranes? It doesn't look like Roberts makes them anymore. It sure would be handy on this Sisal job I have comming up.

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