A gravestone was knocked over when I a giant tree fell on it and knocked it down.
We pick the pedestal first and set that back on it’s base.
The gravestone weighed 3,500 lbs.
Now that we have the pedestal landed it needs to be barred down so that we can take it off the 2×4 that we had in to take our lifting straps out.
The work was done on a very steep hill which made it difficult to do the job but we were well prepared for the challenge.
The picture probably doesn’t do justice to the steepness of the hill. This was one of the oldest cemeteries I have ever been in. Some of the tombstones were from the 1800’s
All the work is done using this small terex extendable fork lift. It was the perfect tool for the job.
We are going to pick the gravestone flat and get it over near the base and then slowly stand it up by rendering the strap to the top and raising the forklift and letting the gravestone slide on its bottom to find center and then set it.
Laying wood out so we have a flat even surface to set the gravestone onto. This will help us stand it up later without damaging the stone.
We have the stone blocked up and level. You can tell by the amount of wood we had to use how steep the hill was.
We rig the gravestone now so that it will stand up straight when we pick it up.