What are the 11 Benefits of Using Versa Lifts?

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11 Benefits of using Versa Lifts

What are 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 frame of the machine extends. This is done so as to give you greater lifting capacity.

What benefits do Versa Lifts give you?

These machine movers are ideal for:
  1. Moving machinery in tight spaces
  2. Heavy lifting duties – such as moving shipping containers
  3. Moving small machines
  4. As heavy-duty forklifts
  5. Come with Forklift Boom attachments – for full lifts at height
  6. Have a Direct lift mast – which allows lifting without chains
  7. Removeable counterweights – to spread the lifting weight and to prevent tipping
  8. Extendable frame – to increase lifting capacity
  9. Have a 2-power transmission – to give the power needed to lift heavy equipment
  10. Are only 1.8 metres wide
  11. Many more similar applications and uses

Versa Lifts we use & can supply

We stock 2 main types of Versa Lifts that we use on machinery relocations, or can supply on a hire basis if required. These being the:

Versa Lift 25/35

Our Versa 25/35 is a 16-ton lift, usually used for lifting small CNC machines and is ideal for when space is at a premium. This lifting machine is ideal for lifting loads in tight quarters, and our 25/35 Model can handle loads of 24,000 pounds with the base retracted – or up to 34,500 pounds with the base extended. As a result, this machine is ideal for getting into congested areas that other machines can’t reach. Our staff are qualified to operate this moving equipment.

Features of the Versa Lift 25/35

Chassis24,000 lbs
Removable Counterweight6,000 lbs
Boom3,000 lbs
Forks1,500 lbs
Total Gross34,500 lbs

Versa Lift 40/60 Hire

Our Versa 40/60 is a 30-tonne lift, which is used for example for the removal of large presses, picking up loaded shipping containers, lying presses over, and large CNC machines. As a result, this machinery can lift 40,000 pounds with the base retracted – or up to 60,000 pounds with the base extended. Built with manoeuvrability, power, and ease of use in mind, the 40/60 is our heavy-duty forklift. Our staff are qualified to operate this moving equipment.

Features of the Versa Lift 40/60

Chassis33,000 lbs
Removable Counterweight16,000 lbs
Boom6,000 lbs
Forks3,000 lbs
Total Gross58,000 lbs

Environmentally friendly equipment

Both our variations of Versa Lifts are both powered by LPG gas. This makes them both environmentally friendly, and means standard exhaust gases aren’t used in confined environments such as factories and warehouses which need to stay clean and sterile.

Types of Equipment we have moved with our Versa Lifts

We have moved thousands of machinery and heavy equipment over the years using machines of this type. A small sample of those are:
  1. CNC
  2. Power Press
  3. Forging Press
  4. Anvils
  5. Horizontal borers
  6. Vertical borers
  7. Overhead cranes
  8. Rolling mills
  9. Slitting mills
  10. Pyramid Rolls

Do you need Versa Lift Hire?

If you require a company to help you in moving heavy equipment, who understand how to use the above Versa Lift Forklifts and more, or need to hire this equipment from ourselves, why not get in touch with our specialised operators to discuss your requirements?

Do you require a company to help you move your machinery?

If you require a company to help you move your machines, who understand all of 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.

Our 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.

Find out more about our Factory Relocation Service.

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.

Find out more about our Forklift Moving Service.

Continental Moving Service

Continental Machinery Moving Service

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

Find out more about our Continental Machinery Moving Service.

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. 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 with no intervention this is also a service we provide.

Find out more about our Machinery Haulage, Relocation, Transport & Moving Service.

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 where possible 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.

Find out more about our Heavy Equipment Moving & Haulage 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 available for immediate hire both on short term and long term contracts. These can come with a fully qualified driver which removes the stress from yourselves when moving and relocating the most of difficult of machinery or can be supplied on their own for your operators to operate. Our machines are fully certified, and we can deliver day or night as we are a 24-hour hire and transport service.

Find out more about our Moving Equipment Hire Service.

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, that you require moving 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.

Find out more about our Shipping Container Packing Service.

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.

Find out more about our Secure Warehousing Storage Service.

About Our Services

Alongside our main handling equipment services we also offer: Machinery dismantling, lifting equipment, lifting jacks, factory clearance and full clean up, transporting heavy plant, removal of equipment from 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, full project management, and 24 hour call out.

We offer a total door to door service of 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. Heavy haulage, long loads, out of gauge loads, forklift hire, versa hire, mega lift, iron fairy crane hire, machine disposal service and storage facilities; short and long term. In addition, we offer a trailer repair and modification service. On-site fabrication is also undertaken. Sites are also carried out upon request.

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