PS no crate on mine. Just an very large box, sliders, hardware, bagged, then the open space filled with spray foamWhat's the plan Sid? If the semi driver isn't willing to help...... and depending on the design of the crate...
I'm planning to back my truck up to the semi with the tailgate up on the Ranger. I'll lay a 2x8 in the bed Then slowly slide the crate out until it teeter totters down onto the 2x8 in the bed of the Ranger. Then get in the Bed of the Ranger and slide the crate forward until it is just barely still sitting on the semi. Place my floor jack in the back of the Ranger, right up against the tailgate and jack the crate up just enough to lift the crate off the semi. Pull the Ranger forward and let the crate down on the tailgate.
Once I back the truck in the barn I can lift the crate out with my 2 post lift if need be.
The copious amount of snow we have here isn't helping the situation.
Please take some photo's if you would. My plan may not be worth much since I have yet to see what the crate looks like.
Best bet may to just bust open the crate... but I've read it's not that easy. The two parts are wrapped and then foam is used to fill the voids in the crate.