What are the 11 Benefits of Moving Heavy Equipment with Mega Lifts?
Using mega lifts to move heavy equipment has numerous benefits. These specialised lifting devices handle vast and heavy loads, making them indispensable in various industries.
These beasts of lifting machinery can lift to 200 tonnes and have several main benefits.
Benefits of Mega Lifts
Mega Lifts have a large number of benefits. These include:
Reduction in costs
These machines reduce waiting times for vehicles to be unloaded, reduce the costs of hiring larger pieces of machinery, and reduce the need for additional equipment, such as loading ramps and other lifting equipment.
Speed up off loads
Moving machinery from or onto a trailer with less equipment means that the heavy equipment can be moved safely, quickly, and with health and safety considerations at the forefront.
Eliminates the need for crane hire
Anyone who has ever needed to move hefty machinery understands the downsides of deploying cranes to facilitate the move. Although efficient, These pieces of equipment require much space, in many instances, working with authorities to organise wide-load transport or road closures.
Suppose space is of concern, such as inside a factory building. This type of machinery can become even more helpful due to its size, as it can get into places other heavy-lifting machines cannot.
However, Mega Lifts come in handy as they are a lot smaller, don’t require all of the above, and can be deployed into position quickly and efficiently to achieve the same effect.
Mega lifts are engineered with advanced safety features to minimise the risk of accidents and ensure the secure transportation of heavy equipment. Using a mega lift can reduce the likelihood of personnel injury and equipment damage.
Some mega lifts use electric or hybrid power sources, resulting in lower emissions and a reduced environmental footprint compared to traditional lifting methods.
Mega lifts can be customised to handle various capacities and loads, providing scalability for project requirements. The flexibility of these lifting solutions allows companies to invest in a single solution that can be adapted to multiple situations.
Mega lifts enable precise positioning of heavy equipment, ensuring it is accurately placed and aligned during relocation. This precision minimises the risk of damage to the equipment and surrounding structures.
Mega lifts are used in various industries, including construction, mining, manufacturing, and shipbuilding. This versatility means they can be employed for multiple applications, making them a valuable asset for companies handling heavy equipment.
Mega lifts can save costs by decreasing the time and human resources required to move heavy equipment. The reduced risk of accidents and equipment damage also lowers insurance premiums and decreases repair and replacement expenses.
Mega lifts can streamline the process of moving heavy equipment, significantly reducing the time and labour required. Their powerful lifting capabilities allow for a quicker and more efficient relocation of heavy machinery.
High lifting weight
These behemoths of machine-moving equipment can lift up to 200 tonnes and be used on weighty equipment such as lathes and other heavy equipment.
Satisfy a large amount of health and safety requirements
Moving heavy equipment can be dangerous, and health and safety concerns must always be paramount. Consequently, using Mega Lifts can reduce the need for more complex RAMs.
This reduction could be due to not requiring road closures if other types of heavy lifting equipment were being used – such as heavy-duty cranes, and the further health and safety documentation needed around this.
What can be moved with this type of lifting equipment?
Some of the types of heavy machinery we have previously lifted with our Mega Lifts include:
- Forging presses
- Injection moulders
- Press crowns
- Large Billet
- Large vessels
- Printing ovens
- Rolling mills
- Train engines / locomotives
- Large bed sections
- Lots of other similar machines and objects
In summary, using mega lifts to move heavy equipment offers increased safety, efficiency, cost savings, versatility, precise positioning, scalability, and environmental benefits. These advantages make Mega Lifts essential for industries that regularly handle large and heavy loads.
Do you require a company to help you with moving heavy machinery?
Suppose you need a company to help you move heavy equipment, who understand the above and more. Why not get in touch with our specialised operators to discuss your requirements?
We are here to help where we can.
We can move any type of machinery, big or small. This ability allows us to cater for all your needs for 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 service includes 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. We can also supply our machine moving equipment independently to your operators. 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. This service includes loading multiple variations of containers, including end loaders, open tops, and flat racks. We can supply photographs and full documentation where required.
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.
As technology evolves and progresses, machines are outdated and eventually replaced by newer, more efficient models. This advancement 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 disposal 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.
Please find out more about our Machine Disposal 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.
About Our Services
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.