Moving large speakers with spikes

I have spikes on my 1Cs. Every once in a while I need to move them. The blade on my hand truck is about 14 inches wide. The spikes are about 15 inches apart. Currently I walk the speakers on to a thin piece of plywood and then slide the blade under the plywood. I really don’t like the idea of putting al the weight on one spike when walking them. Any ideas, tricks or suggestion would be appreciated.
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 913
    Bear hug them? That's what I do with my SDA IIs. I'm only 150Lbs and it's not that bad.

    Or make yourself a small dolly, then you and a friend use appliance straps to lift and place on it.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 754
    If the blade is 14" wide and the spikes are 15" apart, is there any reason why you can't center the blade between the spikes and tilt the hand truck towards you until the spikes clear the ground? What am I missing here?
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 913
    If I'm not mistaken, the spike tips are at 15" and if that's the case, the hand truck blade will contact the bevel of the spike and put stress in the wrong direction, potentially bending or otherwise damaging the base.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,302
    Viking64 wrote: »
    If the blade is 14" wide and the spikes are 15" apart, is there any reason why you can't center the blade between the spikes and tilt the hand truck towards you until the spikes clear the ground? What am I missing here?

    Either that or put the plywood on the blade, tilt the speaker back and slide the hand truck under the speaker, drop the speaker down onto the plywood and wheel away to your heart's content.
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  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 633
    edited December 6
    Another option is to very carefully lay them flat and temporarily replace the spikes with the original flat bottomed feet with felt pads stuck to them. It's nerve wracking laying a pair of 1.2s down but I was able to do it alone without any problems. With felt pads stuck to to bottom of the original flat bottomed feet this is how I easily slid my spiked 1.2s across the room and back with no damage to the floor.
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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 8,709
    FestYboy wrote: »
    I'm only 150Lbs and ....

    .....bless his little tiny heart.......

  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 913
    I'll hug you if you're not careful big boy >:)
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 16,605
    Another option is to very carefully lay them flat and temporarily replace the spikes with the original flat bottomed feet with felt pads stuck to them. It's nerve wracking laying a pair of 1.2s down but I was able to do it alone without any problems. With felt pads stuck to to bottom of the original flat bottomed feet this is how I easily slid my spiked 1.2s across the room and back with no damage to the floor.

    That’s why I keep a refrigerator dolly in my storage shed. It also comes in hand when I need to reposition them.
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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 8,709
    FestYboy wrote: »
    I'll hug you if you're not careful big boy >:)

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  • TNTsTunesTNTsTunes Posts: 510

    Mount those on a couple of pieces of plywood for the spikes to grab a hold of and they should work nice. Just make a slide for each half of the speaker so all you need to do is tilt them some to get each slider board under them.
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,033
    lightman1 wrote: »
    FestYboy wrote: »
    I'll hug you if you're not careful big boy >:)

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  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 633
    [quote="nooshinjohn;c-2363960"

    That’s why I keep a refrigerator dolly in my storage shed. It also comes in hand when I need to reposition them.[/quote]

    Good idea but I didn't want any spike marks in my floor where I was temporarily placing them...........on the long wall where they sounded better just like I thought they would.
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 754
    FestYboy wrote: »
    If I'm not mistaken, the spike tips are at 15" and if that's the case, the hand truck blade will contact the bevel of the spike and put stress in the wrong direction, potentially bending or otherwise damaging the base.

    So, in other words, if the spikes are 15" on center and they have a radius of more than 1/2", a diameter of more than one inch, or a circumference of more than 3.14 inches, they will contact the blade of the hand truck. Sound logic. :p
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 754
    F1nut wrote: »
    Either that or put the plywood on the blade, tilt the speaker back and slide the hand truck under the speaker, drop the speaker down onto the plywood and wheel away to your heart's content.

    This calls for a hoverboard with an SDA upgrade! :D
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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,216
    edited December 6
    I have a set of round wood drink coasters I put one under each spike. I can slide them all over the carpet. If your floors are hardwood, put felt protectors on the bottom of the coaster.


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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 8,115
    edited December 6
    Viking64 wrote: »
    If the blade is 14" wide and the spikes are 15" apart, is there any reason why you can't center the blade between the spikes and tilt the hand truck towards you until the spikes clear the ground? What am I missing here?

    He could also make a platform out of 2x4 and plywood to go on the tongue of the hand truck. It would help it is something i did. Goes right between the spikes and there is no space between the tongue and the speaker. Fits perfectly under the speaker.
  • I like Festy's 'bear hug' idea but dropping one of these suckers on your foot would be interesting.

    With my SRS's i don't have that option. Too damn heavy. I do have a pair of 1A's that are manageable. If i had spikes on those speakers i'd probably get a sheet of polystyrene insulation and set the speakers on that. It's easy to cut, and you can get it in a thickness that will prevent the spikes from driving all the way through to the flooring.

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