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Hoop House Wagon Jack

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One thing I have in mind for increasing the speed of moving the Low-cost mobile hoop house is a version of what used to be called a wagon jack. Basically I believe they were cam levers that would lift and hold the body of a wagon up so a wheel could be removed/repaired. Something along those lines would be ideal as you could operate the jack, attach a wheel assembly, drop the jack so the house is resting on the wheel, and move down the house to the next wheel location, easy peasy. Right now I am using a shale bar and a cinder block to lever the house up and kick an additional block under the rail so I can let go of the bar and attach the wheel assembly. If anyone happens to have a photo or example of a wagon jack I'd like to see some copies