It never fails, you get your shed put up and filled with stuff and then out of the blue your wife comes along with a landscaper and wants to turn your backyard upside down with intricate gardens and paths. You’ve gotta move the shed!
Ways to Move a Shed
There are many, many ways to move a shed. The easiest way to move your backyard shed is by using a crane or a forklift. A crane will lift the shed up and over any debris. Heck, you can even move the shed to another yard. Need to move your shed from front to backyard or vice versa? Use a crane. While you’re at it, why not move other unsightly items in your neighbors lawn into the trash. (Just kidding.)
Next up, using a forklift to move your shed will also be the simplest bet. Lifting the shed up with a forklift or a small loader will be simple and save time.
If you don’t have a crane or forklift, and need to move your shed by hand, that can easily be done as well. With a few simple tools, an auto jack, pipes, and tracks. Here is a great detailed post on how to move a shed by hand with these simple tools. The essentials of this method is that you will jack up your shed and roll it along tracks with the pipes and wooden tracks.
Hint: This post will also show you what not to do, like, don’t talk on the phone while moving a shed and make sure you have enough muscle!
You can also move a shed with a backhoe and some chains. Dragging a shed with chains would work with several different mechanical implements as long as you have a fairly smooth path or only a short distance to move your shed.
Move a Shed with a Backhoe
You can also consider moving your shed with a pickup truck and some really bad country music. I highly recommend leaving out the song. But their shed moving technique isn’t half bad.
Other ways to move a backyard shed include lifting it up on a flatbed truck, for longer hauls, rather than across the yard. You can also use a dolly for short trips. And finally, there is an item similar to a forklift, called a mule that can move sheds into place.
Think Smart and Be Safe…
So, there you have have it. With the right tools, most of the time moving a shed just takes a little ingenuity, creativity and patience and it’s a snap!