Ralph, maybe four inch wide straps would work somehow. They would spread the pinch load out wider and they might not slip as easy on a sloped surface. A piece of tin would protect the strap if it was going over the cutter bar. I'm guessing the center point of lifting will be somewhere around the front of the top bar across the back of the header. Maybe a couple of straps, or chains wrapped around the header itself front to back, one on each side of the feeder house would do it. Then you could put a chain between them and lift from that chain. You might have to move the lifting chain forward or back to find the sweet spot, and a stout board or something like that across the cutter bar to keep from bending guards or the cutter bar. We used to lift headers that way when we slid them into the back of a straight truck, only the feeder house wasn't on the header. Just an idea. I would LOVE to run down to OK to help you just to re-live old times. Now I'm getting the 'itch.Jim
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