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How Do I Move My Industrial Generator?

heavy equipment rigging & generator haulingWhen you want your existing generator at your new facility or need a power systems transport, a commercial generator rigging service is the solution you need. For the best experience in your industrial generator hauling, it pays to work with a team of professionals like Equip Trucking. Request a quote on generator relocation to get started.

Site Planning

Before you figure out how to move your generator, you need to decide where it will go at the new facility. Make sure that the area is large enough for the fuel tank and offers ample space for maintenance crews. When choosing your site, keep these considerations in mind:

  • Clearance for a security fence
  • Clearance between the fuel supply and building
  • Accessibility of fuel supply
  • Electrical services and ground fuel buried or above ground
  • Specific guidelines from the generator manufacturer and state and federal government

Each kind of generator has its own considerations as well. For your particular system, consider these points when planning your site:

  • Weight of the generator when the fuel tanks are full
  • Capacity of the backup fuel supply tank
  • The unit’s fuel consumption
  • Dimensions of the generator

Once the site is set, pour a concrete pad for the generator to sit on. This pad will serve as a permanent structure for securing the generator and keeping it level during operation.

Trucking the Equipment

There are three components to moving a generator:

  • Pair the generator with the best truck: After considering the length, width, height and weight of the generator, match it to a truck that allows the unit to be centered and can handle the load.
  • Protect and secure the generator on the truck: Secure the generator to the truck at supply points without marring the paint, cover it with a tarp, and insulate the control panels and ports for additional protection.
  • Obtain the necessary permits: Each state varies on its permit requirements (load size and weight), so understand the regulations for each state you’ll pass through on your route.


To move the generator off the truck and to the concrete pad, secure the generator lift points to a crane or fork truck. Use the machine controls to set the generator on the concrete pad in its precise location.

When the generator is set on the concrete pad, secure it with concrete anchors. Some of the options for this task include:

  • Mechanical bond: After the concrete has cured, drill a hole, set the stud and tighten it.
  • Adhesive bond: After the concrete has cured, lay down epoxy and install the stud so it is square and level.
  • Heavy-duty anchor: These anchors must be installed before the concrete has been poured.

Request a Quote for Your Commercial Generator Rigging

When you need gen set rigging and hauling in Pennsylvania or the Tri-state area, Equip Trucking has the specialized equipment and more than 30 years of expertise you need to get the job done. We will work with you to create a plan and move your generator as soon as possible, taking particular care to protect your equipment so it arrives in pristine condition and ready to work.

Request a quote for your power systems transport today.