I mentioned how I had to rush some brick salvage. Since then, wrist, elbow and shoulder have had pain. To counter, I bought two brick tongs for future efforts. They work AWESOME.
Large limestone foundation blocks were also available and I snapped up several smaller ones despite injuries. That said, my appetite waned with the resulting pain. But block might be available again in the future and I'd like to be able to jump on it. Is there any sort of tool or contraption that allows for easier handling of block/stone/etc?
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Echo, a quick google search for "tongs for lifting stone" found this:
Kerb tongs on Ebay Which is for stone curbing, and for two people (one-handed, and there is a two-person-two handed version as well). Most of the other tongs in that search were more like ice or log tongs, and mostly designed for machine/crane lifting.
Your brick tongs might work? The ones that I have are adjustable (since there's often variation in brick sizes) so, you might be able to get a good fit? You could share the lifting with a helper, one tong for each person.
I've moved quite a lot of fieldstones, and granite curbing (that I could NOT lift solo) plus cobblestones, bricks, and blocks, using a good quality hand truck and some ramps to wheel it up into a truck or trailer. Big, fat tires on uneven/soft ground are nice, hard narrow wheels are fine on pavement.
I have an Aerocart by Worx brand and one of the accessories it came with is a cargo net for moving stone. I haven't used the net yet, but can attest that the arms that flip down to give you moving leverage do work pretty well.
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