Today we had one of the easiest installs ever. The sign wasn't large but it was awkward and I didn't want to lay it down for fear of damage. So I lifted it with our overhead lift and backed the truck under it. It was just under legal height in the truck. I tied it down and gingerly drove to the worksite. Our client a drives crane truck and had the rig set up and ready when I arrived. In only a few minutes the sign was off my truck and onto the sign base my client had prepared. I snugged up the four bolts and we were done!
As soon as the ground dries out a little (Spring is only weeks away) the client will landscape around the base and the sign will look like it grew there. I wish every sign install was this easy!