Heavy Equipment Moving Advice

This general heavy equipment moving advice is designed to give you a brief outlay of what is required for moving machinery. Heavy equipment moving is a challenging and complex task that requires careful planning, preparation, and execution to ensure safe and efficient relocation. Whether you're moving large machinery for construction, industrial or agricultural purposes, it's crucial to follow a set of best practices to protect your investment and minimise risks. So we have put together some basic advice for heavy equipment moving to ensure your relocation is a success. Please get in touch if you need help with how to accomplish this correctly.

Heavy load transportation

Types of Heavy Machinery We Specialise in Moving

Find out the the types of heavy Machinery that can be moved and the advantages of it. As you know moving heavy and complex industrial machinery can lead to a lot of issues if they are not done correctly. Find out more here.

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RAMs and Health and Safety documentation

Our Health and Safety documentation (RAMs), and supporting documents, and what this means to you when it comes to our Machine Moving Services?

Here at Silver Knight Haulage & Machineries, we understand what is required for Health and Safety and take it incredibly seriously. Our Risk Assessment and Method Statements (RAMs) are detailed, complete, and supplied before undertaking any work. This documentation ensures that the correct processes and hazard identification are in place...

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Mega lifts

11 Benefits of Moving Heavy Equipment with Mega Lifts

When moving cumbersome equipment, nothing does it better than a Mega Lift. These beasts of lifting machinery can lift to 200 tonnes and have 11 main benefits. Benefits of Mega Lifts Mega Lifts have a large number of benefits. These include: Reduction in costs Due to these machines being able to lift so much, they can reduce the waiting time of vehicles needed to be unloaded, reduce the costs of hiring larger pieces of machinery moving equipment, and reduces the overall need for further equipment such as loading ramps and other pieces of lifting equipment.

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Machine moving

20 Benefits of Machine Moving, A Comprehensive Guide

Find out the 20 top benefits of Machine Moving. As you know moving heavy and complex industrial machinery can lead to a lot of issues if they are not done correctly. Find out more here.

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13 Benefits of using Machine Moving Companies

Due to the dangerous nature of moving heavy equipment & machinery having the correct company in place is very important. Find out the benefits of using a company.

Moving machinery isn't a straightforward process. This requires a lot of dedicated and specialised moving machines. Consequently, factory plant moving, and machine moving companies such as ourselves have the dedicated equipment needed to move both light and heavy machinery.

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Risks of Factory Relocations

What are some of the risks of a factory relocation?

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Versa Lift

19 Benefits of using Versa Lifts

Versa Lifts have been designed and manufactured, especially for safely moving heavy equipment and machinery. This type of moving equipment is a specialised forklift whereby the machine's frame extends. This extension is done to give you greater lifting capacity...

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General Heavy Equipment Moving Advice

As part of our general Heavy Equipment Moving Advice, we have compiled a basic checklist of areas to look for during a move. This checklist does not include detailed how-to guides for each step or more basic top-line areas. It is still your responsibility to make sure you do more due diligence if you decide to carry out any more outside our service. This list should be seen more as a rough guide to what is normally included. If you need more clarification on any section, our machine moving service is here to help and take the stress away from you.

Plan ahead

Proper planning is the cornerstone of a successful heavy equipment move. Begin by creating a detailed inventory of all the machinery you need to relocate, including their dimensions, weight, and any specific handling requirements. This information will help you determine the appropriate transportation methods, personnel, and equipment necessary for the move. Additionally, set a realistic timeline and budget for the move, taking into account potential challenges and delays.

Hire experienced professionals

Moving heavy equipment requires specialised knowledge and experience. It's important to hire a professional machine moving company with a proven track record in handling large machinery like ours. Research potential movers, read reviews, and ask for references to ensure you work with a reliable team. A reputable heavy equipment moving company will provide you with a thorough plan and a clear cost estimate.

Obtain necessary permits and documentation

Moving heavy equipment often requires permits and documentation, such as oversised load permits and route surveys. Acquiring all the necessary paperwork in advance is essential to avoid delays and potential fines. Work closely with your moving company, as they can help you navigate the permitting process and ensure all regulations are met. We can take care of this for you.

Prepare Heavy Equipment for transport

Before the move, preparing your machinery for safe and efficient transport is crucial. This preparation may involve draining fluids, disconnecting batteries, and securing loose components. Consult your equipment manufacturer's guidelines for specific preparation procedures. Additionally, ensure your equipment is clean and debris-free to reduce the risk of damage during transport. Again, this is something we take part in during a move.

Choose the right transportation method

The type of transportation you select will depend on your heavy equipment's size, weight, and specific requirements. Common transportation methods include flatbed trucks, lowboy trailers, and specialised heavy haul trailers. We can help determine the right types of moving equipment required, provide these, and supply qualified drivers.

Secure the heavy equipment on the load

Properly securing your heavy equipment during transportation is vital to prevent accidents and damage. Use heavy-duty chains, straps, and other fastening devices to anchor the equipment firmly to the transport vehicle. Ensure the weight is evenly distributed, and double-check all connections before hitting the road. We will take care of this spread with any move involving us.

Prioritise safety

Throughout the entire moving process, prioritise the safety of your team and the public. Ensure your moving crew is properly trained and equipped with appropriate personal protective equipment. Observe all traffic regulations and speed limits, and maintain open communication with your moving team to address any concerns or issues arising during the move. These regulations are something we take care of with our services.

Inspect equipment upon arrival

Once your equipment has reached its destination, inspecting it for any signs of damage or wear incurred during transport is crucial. Address any issues promptly to minimise downtime and ensure the machinery is safe. Again, this is one of our standard processes.

Heavy Equipment Moving Advice Overall

Heavy equipment moving is a complex process that requires careful planning, preparation, and execution. Remember to plan, hire experienced professionals, obtain necessary permits, prepare your equipment for transport, choose the right transportation method, secure the load, prioritise safety, and inspect your equipment upon arrival. With careful attention to detail, you'll set yourself up for a successful and stress-free heavy equipment move. If you are unsure about any of the above, we are here to help and can carry out the above on your behalf, leaving you to not worry about the move. Suppose you are interested in finding out more about machines in general. In that case, you can find out more at this Wikipedia page.

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Our Machine Moving Services

Factory Relocation

Factory Relocation Service

We are able to move any type of machinery, big or small we will cater to all your needs for moving from location to another. We provide all the equipment ourselves and have a skilled number of operatives to carry out the job in a safe and timely manner.

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Versa Lift 25/35

Forklift Moving 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.

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Continental Moving Service

Continental Machinery Moving Service

e can offer a service abroad in any location and work around the globe we are 'not' just a UK company. Consequently, we can organise shipping, containerisation, packing service and installation of machinery wherever you may be.

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Machinery Haulage, Relocation, Transport & Moving Service

Machinery Haulage, Relocation, Transport & Moving Service

We can provide the transportation of any machinery, big or small and out of gauge. Further to this, we can basically move you from your old location/premises and move you to your new location/premises. We can also provide just transportation for your machinery if you chose. For example, if you require your machine to be collected and delivered to you this is a service we provide.

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Equipment, and Heavy Equipment Moving & Haulage Service

Equipment, and Heavy Equipment Moving & Haulage Service

We offer a heavy haulage transport section. This includes wide loads, out of gauge 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 and this includes liaising with local police authorities and government agencies on your behalf. We have a wealth of experience with moving everything from small CNC machines to 150 tonne Press Crowns and more.

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Moving Equipment Hire Service

Moving Equipment Hire Service

Moving Equipment Hire Service We have a number of Versa lifts, Including a 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. These can come with a fully qualified driver when moving and relocating the most of difficult of machinery. Alternatively, they can be supplied on their own 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.

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Shipping Container Packing Service

Shipping Container Packing Service

We can offer a service on securely and safely loading your machinery into containers using blocks and straps. You can then ship these containers to any destination around the world. This includes loading multiple variations of containers including end loaders, open tops, flat racks. Photographs and full documentation provided.

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Secure storage

Secure Warehousing Storage Service

We can offer a Secure Warehousing Storage Service which is secured by CCTV, fully alarmed, with on-site rest facilities. Our premises can come fully heated to provide protection for your goods. Silver Knight has Goods In Trust insurance, which ensures goods up to £1 million.

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Machine Disposal

Machine Disposal Service

As technology evolves and progresses, machines become outdated and are eventually replaced by newer, more efficient models. This raises the question of what to do with old or broken machines when they are no longer useful. Proper machine disposal is crucial to avoid environmental hazards and ensure safety. This is where we come in as we can discuss the various methods and best practices for machine disposal with you, then take care of it as well.

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All machines can be moved or relocated

Factory Clearance 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.

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Safe Contractor Approved

Safe Contractor Approved