Heavy Equipment Moving Tips

Posted in June 20th, 2014
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Heavy Equipment Moving TipsMoving industrial-sized heavy equipment takes a lot of effort and preparation, but with the proper readiness one can achieve it without much trouble at all. The following tips will give you an idea what you can do to get ready:

• You should make a written proposal, one that clearly denotes the responsibilities of everyone involved in the process of moving and the preparations ahead. This should help you and the mover as well as any outside contractors you may have hired.

• You should also make a good schedule for your project, which allows you to keep track of the people and tasks involved in the process.

• You should consider the production schedule of your company before you decide to move. This is necessary, as it will largely dictate when you can move and how. In some cases you may even have to do this sections at a time, until everything is complete and done with.

• Consider the costs of moving carefully, as larger and more complicated equipment that happens to be heavier than the rest will cost significantly more. It will take a lot more manpower and time to complete such a move, so you would need to be prepared for these extra expenses.

• It would be to your great benefit if you check with a professional, such as a field engineer to look over, qualify and evaluate the machines before moving them. They will need to make sure your equipment is handled with great care, no matter where they must go and disassembled in the proper order to avoid damage.

• In most cases movers will possess more than adequate equipment and trucks of their own to handle the job. If the existing equipment does not get things done, the professional mover will find a way to get things done regardless of the situation if it is within what they can handle.

• Something else you should keep in mind while you’re preparing is that there are often pieces of equipment that end up forgotten. Keep a close eye on your basement and roof for items such as compressors, air conditioners and filters if those were not part of the original building and they belong to you.

• You will also need to get permits for the transportation of machinery and equipment from your local government, though these are usually the responsibility of the moving company. If you are the prime contractor, then the permits for electrical work, construction and plumbing will need to be dealt with by you, as well as any permits concerning your plant.

• Make sure you’re easy to reach during the moving process, as the cargo will need extra care during that time.