Equipment, and Heavy Equipment Moving & Haulage Service
As large equipment movers, we are capable of moving both standard equipment & heavy equipment. We can install the equipment on the other end for you as well. We offer a heavy haulage transport service. This includes: moving heavy machinery, transporting construction equipment, oversized loads, wide loads, gauges and long vehicle convoys. We provide escort vehicles as part of the service and can also sort the logistics of your move so you don’t have to. This even includes liaising with local police authorities and government agencies on your behalf. We have a wealth of experience with successfully moving everything from small CNC machines to 150-tonne Press Crowns and everything in between.
Contact us today for a free no obligation quote on:
0121 544 8118, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm GMT
☑ What does our Machinery Moving Service include?
As large equipment movers with decaades of experiences we have developed many benefits to our Machinery relocation service. These include:
Over 20 Years of Experience
We have over 20 years of experience in moving large equipment. From moving industrial heavy machine equipment to lighter CNC machines.
Fully Project Managed Hassle-Free Service
We have designed our machine moving service as large equipment movers to minimise business disruption and reduce productivity loss while safely and securely moving your equipment. As a result, it comes fully project managed by our qualified team.
Work to your planned moved
If you already plan to move your equipment, we can be your large equipment mover contractor to move the machines with our equipment. Alternatively, we can advise on the best and most cost-effective solution and either create the movement plan for you or work to enhance certain areas if required.
Health and safety documentation
All our large equipment movers come with full RAMs and health and safety documentation.
High level of public liability insurance
We know your equipment can be costly, being a key business asset. As a result, we have invested in high public liability insurance of up to £5 million in case any issues arise.
Great care taken
We understand that your machinery is a key business asset that keeps the company moving. As a result, our professional large equipment movers always take great care when planning for the project and moving your equipment.
Our own equipment that is regularly serviced
You can rely on the essential moving equipment fit for the job as we regularly service all our equipment.
Site visit & personalised assessment
Our professional heavy equipment moving assessor can conduct a site visit as part of our machinery relocation service. The site visit enables us to assess the machinery that requires relocation, determine the necessary equipment, and identify any health and safety concerns for our operatives and your staff.
Large & Small Machinery Relocation
Our machinery relocation service isn't just for high-tonnage industrial machinery; we can also move smaller and lighter CNC machines.
Advice to make your move as cost-effective & efficient as possible
Our machinery relocation service isn't just about you telling us how you would like your machinery moving and us doing it; we can also advise on the best and most cost-effective solutions to move the equipment from one location to another.
UK to worldwide relocations
We don't just relocate to other factories in the UK, but we can relocate machinery from and to the UK.
Working with the UK Transport Agency, Police Escorts, local authorities, & documentation
As part of our service and experience, we know how to work with police and government authorities regarding organising wide loads on UK roads, along with the documentation required to transport machinery to and from the UK to pass border security controls.
Can provide fitting documentation & install at the delivery end
As part of our service, we can provide your staff with fitting instructions on installing the machinery we are moving or installing it for you and moving it from one premise to another.
☑ What areas does your machinery relocation service cover?
Our machinery relocation service can cover South East of England, London, North West of England, North East of England, West Midlands, East Midlands, South West of England, Yorkshire & the Humber area, Scotland, and Wales.
Heavy equipment moving is essential to the construction, mining, and manufacturing industries. As a result, heavy equipment moving is a complex process that involves the transportation of large, heavy machinery and equipment from one location to another. It requires specialised equipment and skilled technicians to ensure the safe transportation of the machinery without any damage.
☑ First steps when it comes to heavy equipment moving
The first step in any heavy equipment moving is the preparation of the machinery, which our team have the experience and knowledge to do. This step will involve disconnecting electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic connections and removing attachments or accessories.
Our team must also thoroughly inspect the machinery to ensure it is in good condition and ready to transport. Once prepared, the machinery can be loaded onto a specialised trailer, typically using a crane or other heavy-lifting equipment.
The transportation of your large, heavy equipment will typically require our specialised HGV trailers designed to handle the weight and dimensions of your machinery. Our trailers usually have hydraulic ramps and other features that allow us to safely and efficiently load and unload the machinery.
Once loaded onto the trailer, we will transport the machinery to its new location. The transportation process may involve heavy-duty trucks and other specialised vehicles, along with our experienced drivers who are familiar with handling and transporting heavy equipment.
During transportation, we know how important it is to ensure that the machinery is secure and stable and it will be to prevent any damage during transit. The transportation phase may involve using straps, chains, or other restraints provided by us to control the machinery from shifting or falling off the trailer.
In addition to the transportation of machinery, heavy equipment moving also involves the offloading and placement of the machinery at its final destination. This offloading can typically require us to use our cranes or other heavy lifting equipment to safely unload the machinery from the trailer and place it in its final position.
Offloading and placement are critical steps in the heavy equipment moving process, as any mistakes or oversights can damage the machinery or surrounding structures. Consequently, we understand this and have the experience and procedures to ensure this doesn't happen.
One of the biggest challenges in heavy equipment moving is managing the weight of your machinery. Heavy equipment can weigh hundreds of tonnes, making choosing the right equipment company for the job essential. In addition, you must carefully plan and coordinate the transportation of heavy equipment because the roads and carriageways it travels on must accommodate its weight and size, which we take care of.
This management often involves obtaining permits and making arrangements with local authorities to ensure the transportation process runs smoothly.
Safety is another vital aspect of moving heavy equipment. Heavy machinery can pose a significant risk to workers and the public if mismanaged. We take great pride in utilising experienced personnel and well-maintained equipment to ensure the safety of all parties involved.
Additionally, we adhere to proper safety procedures and protocols at all times, including using personal protective equipment and implementing appropriate signalling and communication protocols.
☑ What certificates & health and safety documentation can you provide?
Silver Knight is a very Health & Safety originated brand. As a result, we can:
- Supply any RAMs - Risk Assessments & Method Statements
- We have Safe Contractors accreditation
- Insurance documentation in place, with Public liability insurance of up to £5 million in place
- Goods Held in Trust - we have a secured storage area on our premises and are capable of looking after your goods as a trustee on your behalf
- Qualified machine movers, with a large and varied qualified workforce
☑ Servicing of our large equipment movers
We routinely service and certify our equipment, ensuring its optimal performance and reliability. Moreover, for long-term contracts, we offer the convenience of on-site servicing to ensure continuous maintenance and support. We have officially qualified servicing partners who keep our equipment up to standard and regularly serviced to make sure the equipment used in your move is reliable.
Is your moving equipment environmentally friendly?
Yes, we have upgraded our machine moving equipment to run on gas instead of diesel. This switch to cleaner fuel contributes to a healthier environment and aligns with our commitment to sustainable practices.
☑ Safe Contractor Accreditation
Silver Knight proudly announces that it has received the Safe Contractors Accreditation.
This accreditation gives you peace of mind that we, as a company, are doing all we can to demonstrate our health and safety compliance to you, our client, our employees, and the HSE.
We take our legal health and safety requirements very seriously.
☑ How do we differ from other moving companies?
Our competitive edge stems from several factors that distinguish us from our competitors. Firstly, we offer competitive pricing without compromising on quality. Secondly, we have the advantage of owning all our large equipment movers, allowing us greater control and flexibility over the moving process. Lastly, our team consists of qualified drivers who bring their expertise and experience to ensure smooth and efficient operations. On top of this, we offer flexible variable contracts and keep the equipment maintained and serviced under long-term agreements.
We have full Risk Assessments and Method Statements (RAMS) in place and all qualifying documentation.
Our main differentiator is that we offer a 24-hour service and can deliver your equipment promptly.
☑ What are the benefits of using our relocation service?
- 20 years+ experience
- High level of experience
- RAMs, risk assessments and public liability all in place
- Great care taken in moving your equipment
- UK to worldwide relocation
- Experience of working with 3rd parties - such as police escorts, transport agencies, border control, and other government authorities
- Fully project managed
☑ What are some examples of the heavy equipment you can move using this service?
Our large equipment movers have moved thousands of heavy equipment. Some of these consist of:
- Anvil press and Forging anvils
- Big large industrial presses
- Abnormal load movement
- Moving machine tools
- Abnormal load transport
- Moving heavy equipment
- Construction industry transport
- CNC machine moving - small to more than 150 tonnes
- Drilling machines and drilling rigs
- Industrial multi tonne ovens
- CNC presses
- Nationals - Press Crowns - 10 tonnes to 150-tonne plus
- Long lengths of train tracks
- Vintage trams
- and far more
☑ Do You Require Any Further Information?
Contact us today to discuss your requirements with our friendly and expert moving specialists.
☑ What are your Health & Safety Practises?
We ensure that our working practises adhere to the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 which requires a company to ensure the safe use, handling and storage of all vehicles and their loads. Regarding dangerous substances, we also adhere to the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations and other legislative measures that might be in place.
Consequently, we possess Health and Safety (HSE) accreditation and trained our workforce in first aid.
☑ Are you environmentally friendly?
We believe in "thinking green" in the workplace as we can all play a part, however small, in making our lives more environmentally friendly. To this end, we have implemented programmes that include converting our equipment from diesel to gas and investing in environmentally friendly equipment.
A good portion of our large equipment movers has been converted from diesel to gas, invested in environmentally friendly equipment, oil disposed of via a tanker collection service, wood and cardboard from factory clearances disposed of via recycling plants, and old machinery and metals recycled.
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Contact us today to discuss your requirements with our friendly and expert Moving Specialists, about our large equipment movers.
Our Other Services
We can move any type of machinery, big or small. Our capability enables us to cater to all your needs when moving from one location to another. We provide all the equipment and have skilled operatives to carry out the job while safe and timely.
Find out more about our Factory Relocation Service.
We offer a complete range of services to exporters, including UK haulage, warehousing for consolidation of contract cargo export packing, container loading, container blocking/securing, marine insurance, consular work, engineering certificates and shipping to worldwide destinations.
Find out more about our Forklift Moving Service.
We can offer a service abroad in any location. We have worked globally; we are 'not' just a UK company. Further, we can organise shipping, containerisation, packing service and machinery installation wherever you may be.
Please find out more about our Continental Machinery Moving Service.
We can transport any machinery, big or small and out of gauge. Furthermore, we can move you from your old location/premises to your new location/premises. We can also provide just transportation for your machinery if you choose. For example, if you require your machine to be collected and delivered to you, this is a service we provide.
Please learn more about our Machinery Haulage, Relocation, Transport & Moving Services.
We offer a heavy haulage transport section. This Heavy Haulage encompasses wide loads, gauges, and long vehicle convoys. We provide escort vehicles as part of the service, and we can also sort the logistics of your move. So you don't have to liaise with local police authorities and government agencies on your behalf. We have a wealth of experience moving everything from small CNC machines to 150-tonne Press Crowns and more.
Please find out more about our Heavy Equipment Moving & Haulage Service.
Moving Equipment Hire Service We have several Versa lifts, Including 25/35, 40/60 and 60/80, along with many other pieces of equipment. These are available for immediate hire, both on short-term and long-term contracts. Moving and relocating the most complex machinery can come with a fully qualified driver. Alternatively, we can provide them independently for your operators to operate. Our fully certified machines can be delivered day or night as we are a 24-hour hire and transport service.
Please find out more about our Moving Equipment Hire Service.
We can offer a service for securely and safely loading your machinery into containers using blocks and straps. You can then ship these containers to any destination around the world. Our container service encompasses the loading of multiple variations of containers, such as end loaders, open tops, and flat racks and can provide photographs and complete documentation for reference.
Please find out more about our Shipping Container Packing Service.
We can offer a Secure Warehousing Storage Service secured by CCTV, fully alarmed, with on-site rest facilities. Our premises can come fully heated to protect your goods. Silver Knight has Goods In Trust insurance, which ensures goods up to £1 million.
Please find out more about our Secure Warehousing Storage Service.
Are you looking to sell your factory equipment?
Contact us today, and we’ll do a site visit to give you competitive pricing for your equipment and, if happy, move it as well.
Please find out more about our Factory Clearance Service.
As technology evolves and progresses, newer, more efficient models render machines outdated and necessitate their replacement. This brings up the issue of handling old or malfunctioning machines when they no longer serve a purpose. Ensuring proper machine disposal is essential to prevent environmental hazards and maintain safety. That's where we can assist you. We can engage in a discussion regarding the different methods and recommended practices for machine disposal and subsequently take care of the entire process for you.
Please find out more about our Machine Disposal Service.
About Our Large Equipment Movers
Alongside our primary handling equipment services, we also offer Machinery dismantling, lifting equipment, lifting jacks, factory clearance and complete clean up, transporting heavy plant, removal of equipment from the site, machine hire service, UK and worldwide haulage, full documentation service, provide movement orders for abnormal loads, liaison with police and road network authorities, importing and exporting of machinery, container loading, open top containers and end loaders transport, full risk assessment and method statements, complete project management, and 24-hour call out.
We offer a comprehensive door-to-door service for machine installation. There’s no job too big or too small. Our services include machinery collections, including machinery auctions, dismantling, reconstruction, project installation, machines containerised and packing service; this is global. We have international movements. We provide various services, including heavy haulage, transportation of long loads, handling out-of-gauge loads, forklift and versa hire, mega lift operations, iron fairy crane hire, machine disposal service, and short and long-term storage facilities. In addition, we offer a trailer repair and modification service. We also undertake on-site fabrication services. We carry out site visits upon request.