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Heavy Machinery Moving: How it Works

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Moving heavy machinery is not a matter of just picking it up and transporting it to another location. It involves a process that protects both the machinery and everything (and everyone) around it. The process takes special equipment and knowledge. Here’s a basic idea of how heavy machinery moving works:

Contact machinery moving companies

The first step in this process involves contacting a mover who is not only professional but experienced. Give all the details for your machinery relocation and explain whether you want to relocate a single machine or an entire plant. At this point you will be provided a shipping estimate. Remember, the company with the lowest quote is not always the right one for the job. In some instances, you could end up spending more because of “unforeseen” charges. Therefore, it is important to be aware of all the specifics.

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Site visit

Once you have hired machinery movers, they will send a representative to your site. They will inspect your property to understand what is needed on moving day. This visit also helps the movers know what to expect and prepare for the task. You will be provided a detailed document indicating the anticipated price and any contingencies.

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The job starts

On the designated machinery move date, the company will dispatch their crew with state-of-the-art equipment for your transporting needs. Escorts are also provided to safeguard your equipment. The crew will work long hours in order to keep your company running and reduce downtime.

Tips for Moving Machinery and Heavy Equipment

Machinery moving has many potential complications. Research the qualifications, references, and a moving company’s standards in order to hire a reliable service.

Ready Machinery & Equipment knows how to protect your shipment and has decades of transport experience. Call us at 1-800-211-2500 and we will be happy to help with your next move.

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