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Moving Testing Equipment

Moving Testing Equipment

Moving Testing Equipment

Hi All,

I just have a quick question that I could use your input on. I inherited my current lab and I have been working systematically to improve the lab; but now I am at the point where I need to move my heavy concrete compression machine. My question is what is a sufficient and hopefully easy way to get this item moved. It doesn't need to go far, but I have limited space to maneuver around. I tried to research the actual weight of it, and my best guess is that it is probably somewhere between 1500-2000 lbs. We have a maintenance section here who would normally use a small bobcat to lift something like this, but obviously I don't have the room to get a bobcat into my lab. So I could use whatever advice or info you may have to make my work a little easier. Is there a specific type of equipment that works well for this? Or am I going to have to probably contract this out to a company that specializes in moving large heavy objects?


RE: Moving Testing Equipment

Can you get a pallet jack under it?

If you don't have the right equipment, reaching out to your local riggers will be the easiest and likely cheapest option. I don't know where you are located but in Colorado riggers charge around $500 to pickup, transport across town, and drop off a piece of equipment that size so I would expect that to be the upper limit of the cost to move it around within your lab.

RE: Moving Testing Equipment

JPNDOT, I have participated a few times in moving equipment heaver that that. If you can get one of these so-called mules under your machine and place some common pipe underneath it, likely you can roll it fairly easily. Depending on your floor surface of course.

But, calling in a machinery mover wouldn't be wrong :)


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RE: Moving Testing Equipment

Hire a rigger to move it. Their insurance will cover any incidents.

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RE: Moving Testing Equipment

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RE: Moving Testing Equipment

Usually when we move heavy equipment we use an air pallet. Might be overkill for only 2000 lbs. Very easy to move and precisely position with one. You do need a smooth floor. I always know when they are about to do it because they seal all the seams in the floor with tape.


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