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    Moving Floatplanes with Motorized Trailers, Pickers, or Whatnot.

    How do you all move floatplanes from the hangar to the water?

    Is it possible to build one that accommodates 1320s to 4930s? What are the design minimum for height, width, and length of the lifting rails?

    Pictures or video of your favorite prime-mover and critique of different designs would be helpful. Thanks.

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    There's a number of these trucks aka "gators" at the seaplane base at Renton WA airport.
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    Hope this helps, more to follow

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    Hey Bill, what is the distance from the ground to the bottom of your spreader bars with your gear up?

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    Gear down - from the pavement to the bottom of the spreader bars is 25".
    Gear up - it is 21" there is only about 4" of clearance between the bottom of the keels and the pavement when the gear is down.

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