When you need to transport a large, heavy item from point A to point B, you need to have specialized equipment and a team that knows how to use it. Having the right tools and knowledge lets your team stay safe and protect the cargo you need to transport.
Although rigging is standard in construction, various other industries can benefit from it, too. If you need to lift or move a large turbine, printing press or another substantial piece of equipment, you need to hire someone who knows how to move it. Learn more below about the type of rigging equipment out there and what safety precautions are required to protect everyone on the job.
Types of Rigging Equipment
No two rigging jobs are the same, meaning that a team needs to have several options when it comes to equipment. Ideally, your company will partner with a team that has made significant investments into its equipment and knows what will work best depending on your needs.
When hiring a rigger, the right tools are just as crucial as first-hand area knowledge. True to our name, Equip Trucking has invested heavily to become one of the best-equipped crane rigging companies in the Philly Metro area. We provide our rigging services with the following types of equipment:
- Bridge crane: We have a 100-ton, radio-controlled bridge crane with 60-foot under-hooks. This kind of crane rigging equipment, sometimes called an overhead crane, lets us transport bulky items in an indoor area while taking up a minimum of space.
- Forklifts: Our team has access to more than 20 forklifts, with capacities ranging from 5,000 to 50,000 pounds. A forklift is a small vehicle with a two-prong structure on the front. Using the forklift, we can pick up building materials or pallets, transporting them efficiently across a construction site or in a warehouse.
- Flatbed and drop-deck trailers: We have a large fleet of flatbed and drop-deck trailers. Flatbed trailers have no roof or sides and are ideal for transporting nonperishable materials. They are suitable for industrial equipment, such as metal coils and planks. Drop-deck trailers are also open but have two levels and are well-suited for moving taller pieces of equipment.
- Specialized heavy hauling equipment: We have plenty of specialized equipment, including gooseneck lowboys and hydraulic slide-axle tilt step decks.
We store our crane and rigging equipment in a 200,000 square-foot warehouse facility heated and monitored around the clock for secure storage. With these capabilities and the expertise of our team, we are sufficiently equipped to move construction equipment and industrial machinery, provide millwright services and relocate manufacturing plants, among other tasks. Whatever the job entails, our turnkey service will help things go smoothly.
Brands We Can Transport With Lifting and Rigging Equipment
When you invest in equipment, you want to keep it safe and secure whenever you need to transport it. Some of the brands we can transport using our rigging equipment include:
The Rigging Process
Every job is unique, which means we take the time to develop a thorough plan and process based on what you need to transport. At the beginning of the project, we'll review your needs and create a plan that outlines the tools and equipment we'll use. We'll also let you know how many team members will be part of the rigging process and the safety considerations we'll take.
The goal of the rigging process is to ensure that your materials or equipment get to their destination in one piece.
Here's an overview of what might happen during the rigging process:
- The equipment will be lifted onto a truck: We'll use a crane or forklift to hoist the machinery or other equipment onto the appropriate trailer.
- The equipment will be secured: We'll attach the equipment to the hook using chains or straps, as needed. The same is true when we use a forklift to lift the item. The attachments and fasteners we use are based on the weight of the machinery or object and the particular crane or forklift. Once the equipment is on the truck, it will be secured in place with straps.
- The equipment is unloaded: The process repeats once the machinery or equipment arrives at its destination.
The best crane and rigging companies should prioritize safety and service above all else. Doing a job the right way is essential in avoiding risk and liability. There are no shortcuts when you're working with 100-ton cranes and heavy machinery.
Safety starts with the proper training. Anyone who's working on a rigging project needs to have a basic understanding of the needs of the equipment being transported and should know how to use rigging equipment in general.
Some of the precautions we take during a rigging job include:
- Employing workers who are appropriately trained and understand the hazards involved
- Checking that everyone on site knows where the crane or forklift is
- Ensuring the equipment is on a level surface and the surface is secure enough to support the weight of the rigging equipment and the load
- Using equipment that's clearly labeled with the recommended safe working load
Additionally, we encourage our team to be aware of their surroundings. Everyone should know where the equipment is at all times. Before rigging begins and throughout the process, we encourage workers to:
- Keep feet, fingers and hands clear of pinch points
- Pay attention to carrying a load to avoid knocking over materials or swinging into something else
- Use the buddy system and always have a spotter
- Warn co-workers when swinging, lowering or raising a load
- Look for power lines before lifting a load
- Set loads down slowly and inspect the area before unloading
Turn to a Local Company for All Your Crane and Rigging Equipment Needs
Rigging and heavy equipment moving require local expertise — that's why it's crucial to trust demanding or complex jobs to a company that knows the region. If you're in Philadelphia or anywhere within three hours of the Philly Metro area, Equip Trucking & Warehousing, LLC is your partner for crane and rigging services. We have a large fleet of well-maintained equipment and the internal expertise necessary to use it properly.
Find out why we're a leading crane rigging company for Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey businesses.
Crane rigging and heavy transportation are complex jobs — there are no one-size-fits-all solutions, and local expertise is a big part of ensuring a project goes smoothly. At Equip Trucking, we:
- Are fully licensed and bonded to provide rigging services in the areas we serve
- Know local bylaws and can make sure your project has the right permits in place beforehand
- Know the area and the best routes to take when transporting large or heavy loads
Just as significantly, we're invested in the communities we serve. We strive to build long-term relationships with our customers. That means we get to know your business and needs and deliver the best service possible.
A Track Record of Success in Metro Philly
Together, our expertise, our equipment and our commitment to our customers translate to a history of providing successful rigger services. We've taken on crane rigging and related projects of every size for demanding customers in construction, mining, manufacturing and other industries. We have a proven track record of success — check out our Past Projects page to see examples of work we've done in your area.
Don't hesitate to get in touch with us by phone or email today to request a quote for lifting and rigging equipment near you.
When it comes to hiring a rigger, the right tools are just as important as first-hand area knowledge. True to our name, Equip Trucking has invested heavily to become one of the best-equipped crane rigging companies in the Philly Metro area. We deliver our rigging services using the following equipment:
- A 100-ton, radio-controlled bridge crane with 60-foot under-hooks
- More than 20 forklifts, with capacities ranging from 5,000 to 50,000 pounds
- A large fleet of flatbed and drop-deck trailers
- Specialized heavy hauling equipment such as gooseneck lowboys and hydraulic slide-axle tilt step decks
We also maintain a 200,000 square-foot warehouse facility that is heated and monitored around the clock for secure storage. With these capabilities and the expertise of our team, we are sufficiently equipped to move construction equipment and industrial machinery, provide millwright services and relocate manufacturing plants, among other tasks. Whatever the job entails, our turnkey service will help things go smoothly.
Safety and Service Come First
The best crane and rigging companies should prioritize safety and service above all else. Doing a job the right way is essential in avoiding risk and liability. When you're working with 100-ton cranes and heavy machinery, there are no shortcuts.
At Equip Trucking, we put our customers first. That means doing the job right, respecting safety standards and following recognized best practices every step of the way.
A Track Record of Success in Metro Philly
Together, our expertise, our equipment and our commitment to our customers translate to a history of providing successful rigger services. We've taken on crane rigging and related projects of every size, for demanding customers in construction, mining, manufacturing and other industries. We have a proven track record of success — check out our Past Projects page to see examples of work we've done in your area.
To request a quote, please contact us by phone or email today.