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Rigging FAQ - Equip Trucking & Warehousing, LLC

Looking into moving heavy machinery? Here are a few common questions we receive about rigging and machinery moving. Equip Trucking & Warehousing, LLC provides expertise to answer all your rigging questions and provide safe, reliable transport for all your heavy equipment.

Heavy equipment movers specialize in transporting machinery, often for a business relocation or expansion. They’ll move equipment according to your schedule to get your operation running smoothly. These teams have extensive expertise to ensure safety during the transportation process and will plan the move in its entirety to keep any risk of damage to a minimum. They also follow proper safety protocols to avoid human injury. To accomplish this task, heavy equipment movers use tools to lift, roll, hoist and transport equipment. They may also dismantle and reassemble it to provide smooth, end-to-end service. This process requires in-depth mechanical and electrical knowledge to ensure the machines work correctly in their new location. Movers work with you through every step of the transport process, including trucking, warehousing, rigging, loading and unloading.

Heavy machinery and equipment moving require specialized expertise and equipment. A professional mover will keep your equipment and company safe while providing convenient transport to keep your operation running. They follow safety rules to reduce injury or equipment damage. Many industrial movers also have years of experience in the industry, meaning they know the best ways to accomplish a move.

Here are a few top benefits of hiring a professional company:

  • Reduce injury: An experienced team thoroughly assesses all risks before moving equipment. During the move, they use the proper machines and techniques to minimize the chances of injury.
  • Maintain timelines: Professional moving equipment means your machinery will arrive when needed — no need to worry about delays or unexpected cost increases.
  • Ease the moving process: Your company can reduce the stress of moving the equipment yourself by leaving it to professionals. You can focus on other crucial business aspects knowing we handle your equipment.
  • Provide organization: Movers will ensure the equipment moves at the right time to the proper place. You will enjoy a streamlined and safe moving process.
  • Get specialized tools: Professional industrial movers use specialized equipment to make the moving process possible. This equipment lifts and moves your machinery the right way.

Machinery riggers are individuals with expertise in moving substantial loads. They know which equipment and processes to use to ensure the best outcome when moving machinery and industrial equipment. The primary tasks of a rigger include:

  • Preparing materials before loading.
  • Attaching heavy loads to rigging machinery like cranes.
  • Inspecting rigging for safety before use.
  • Operating heavy machinery to move equipment.
  • Dismantling rigging setups.
  • Inspecting rigging equipment after a move.
  • Disassembling heavy equipment before moving.
  • Reassembling heavy equipment at a new job site.
  • Constructing temporary decks.
  • Complying with applicable health and safety regulations.

These responsibilities require extensive expertise and training. Machinery riggers must learn the proper procedures and regulations concerning equipment transport before beginning the process. They must also undergo periodic refresher training to keep up to date with any new rules or changes in the industry.

A rigging team will develop and follow an in-depth planning procedure to ensure their equipment and methods suit the job. This procedure may involve learning a crane’s lifting capacity and maximum height. They must then select the proper rigging equipment, like hooks, wire ropes and spreader bars.

Each project will have different requirements for personnel. At Equip Trucking & Warehousing, LLC, we create a crew based on the particular details of a job. A few factors that might influence the number of people you need include the following:

  • Size of machines
  • Complexity of equipment
  • Difficulty of navigation
  • Number of machines
  • Distance moved
  • Rigging equipment needed

When you contact us to discuss your project, we will work with you to create a plan for moving the equipment. During this process, we will determine how many movers and riggers to select for your move. Whether you need a mover or a rigger depends on the project’s demands. Riggers specialize in using rigging equipment to move heavy loads. Machine movers have more expertise in assembling and performing maintenance on machinery.

Your cost for machinery riggers might change based on several factors. Heavy machinery movers typically charge an hourly rate or a flat fee. The hourly rate or prices may vary depending on the project’s complexity.

Our specialists at Equip Trucking & Warehousing, LLC can discuss a project with you, including specifics like:

  • Size of the job site: A narrow or difficult-to-navigate area may require more finesse and specialized tools, changing the cost.
  • Type of equipment: Large, cumbersome equipment or pieces requiring disassembly prior to relocating will make the move more expensive.
  • Specialized moving machinery: Some moving equipment has lower costs to buy and operate, leading to lower project costs.
  • Project timeline: You may need our assistance for a few hours or several weeks, which affects your quote.
  • Number of riggers: Some jobs may require more personnel than others, impacting price estimates.

With a plan in place, we can build a price estimate to suit your job. Our assessment will include a transparent pricing structure so you understand the exact costs and have a complete breakdown of all expenses. Our team would be happy to discuss your project online or over the phone to give you a better idea of what you might pay for rigging services.

Equip Trucking & Warehousing, LLC has a convenient location in Philadelphia near the Philadelphia International Airport, providing customers with easy access to our facilities. We can pick up and drop off heavy machinery within a three-hour range of Philadelphia, including parts of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey. We are willing to discuss your project and location to determine whether we can fulfill your heavy machinery moving tasks.

We move heavy industrial equipment and machinery for many industries. We work with massive machinery and have the expertise to handle expensive equipment and sensitive products carefully. Here’s an overview of each sector and the standard services we offer:

Our company provides transportation for various types of heavy equipment, including forklifts. We can move everything from a single lift truck to an entire fleet. Our forklift moving services involve machinery ranging from heavy construction to lighter warehouse models. We will begin by determining the machine’s weight and the distance it must travel to develop a plan for moving it.

We use heavy equipment like docks or larger forklifts to move your machinery to an appropriately sized trailer for transport. Once the machine is loaded, we quickly move it to your new job site.

Rigging equipment includes any machine used to move, load and unload heavy or bulky machinery or other goods. We have a fleet of specialized rigging equipment, allowing us to create a moving plan suiting the needs of any customer. Here are a few types of gear we use for moving machinery:

  • Cranes: These machines allow us to lift heavy weights and move them into the proper position before placing them. We have movable cranes and 100-ton bridge cranes within our warehouses.
  • Spreader bars: These devices add stability when hoisting by distributing the weight across several points. Usually, we attach these tools to hooks for moving.
  • Hooks: We connect your load to the lifting device using rigging hooks. We choose different sizes based on your machine’s weight or bulk.
  • Shackles: Our team members use these to connect various pieces of rigging equipment, including ropes, slings and cables. They allow easy connection and disconnection.
  • Wire ropes and nylon slings: Safely connect to or loop around a substantial load using this gear. We choose from various lifting capacities to suit your project.

We can combine rigging tools in various configurations to suit the requirements of particular machinery with differing weights and dimensions. Our company also invests in purpose-built equipment like lift towers for specialized applications. With specialty gear, we can work in small spaces and non-ideal ground conditions while safely handling heavier loads.

Organizations like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration set strict guidelines we follow to ensure safety when moving heavy machinery. Here are a few steps we take to reduce workplace hazards and protect workers:

  • Assess the ground and surrounding area to determine the terrain type and remove any obstructions.
  • Monitor weather conditions to assess dangers like strong winds that could unbalance a load.
  • Determine load weight and dimensions to choose the proper equipment for moving your machines.
  • Inspect rigging equipment before every shift and maintain thorough records of the findings.
  • Provide appropriate protective equipment and ensure employees wear it on every job.
  • Use effective signaling so every worker knows each step of the moving process.

After developing an in-depth moving plan, we strictly follow it, using proper hoisting and rigging methods to stabilize loads. We ensure our crews know how to calculate a load’s total weight and compare it to the machine’s capacity. Our teams also establish the proper connections between shackles, slings and other equipment to create secure, balanced loads.

We choose the best hardware and perform rigorous inspections and maintenance on it to promote a safe, uneventful move on every job. We also reduce tension on slings and hardware by using the proper angles to maximize lifting power.

Rigging crews follow a comprehensive process to ensure the safe and efficient transport of various types of heavy machinery. Here’s a brief overview of the steps involved:

  1. Planning: The rigging process begins when you contact us to discuss your project. We start brainstorming the ideal equipment and methods to move your machinery to ensure everything goes smoothly.
  2. Dismantling: Sometimes, we must break a machine down before moving it. In these cases, we expertly disassemble the equipment and label the parts for convenient reassembly.
  3. Loading: We connect lifts like cranes to rigging equipment and move the machinery to a transport trailer using proper securing and lift techniques for stable moving.
  4. Securing: Using straps or chains, we fasten the machinery to the transport vehicle. We ensure the load will not move or contact other items during its journey.
  5. Transport: We use trucks, trailers or other vehicles to move the cargo to a new location. Before and during transport, our rigging crews monitor the load for safety.
  6. Unloading: Once we reach the destination, we use the same expert techniques to place the equipment, adapting our methods to suit the new location. We then reassemble the machinery as needed.

We are there for more than just rigging. We offer proper planning before and during each job to keep your loads safe. We also work with you at the end of a move to place equipment in the proper location and assemble it as needed.

Contact Us About Heavy Equipment Moving

Equip Trucking & Warehousing, LLC has provided heavy equipment rigging and moving for three generations, giving us extensive industry expertise. We are also a family-owned business that practices a personalized, caring approach to benefit every customer we work with. Our experts take excellent care of your equipment and give you peace of mind knowing your machines are in safe and capable hands.

Reach out to us online to discuss your rigging project. We are available to answer any further questions and provide a free service quote based on the details you provide.