1. Safety First When Moving Construction Equipment
The best moving construction companies will tell you that safety is the first thing to consider when moving construction equipment. Because construction equipment is typically heavy, oversized, and difficult to move, the risk of injury or permanent disability is enormous.
No one wants to be responsible for an accident that results in an injury or worse. That’s why hiring long-distance construction equipment movers are imperative in keeping everyone safe when moving construction equipment.
Most construction companies that hire us to help relocate their equipment already have an excellent understanding of safety when it comes to their equipment. They will have been trained on the correct safety procedures and will understand the dangers of incorrectly handling equipment.
When it comes to moving construction equipment, it’s a whole different ballgame. We are focused not only on the safety of the movers, but the safety of the equipment being moved. Whether it's a bulldozer or a backhoe, our construction equipment moving company takes extra precautions when moving these expensive pieces of equipment in a way that keeps them untouched during the moving process.
Heavy-duty construction equipment is often rugged and well-built, but a bump or a misstep can cause these things to be damaged beyond repair. You don’t want just to trust anyone when moving construction equipment.
Our long-distance construction equipment movers always assess each situation at the time of moving. They will do a full walk-through, investigating the path from the equipment to the truck, and remove or note all obstacles.
The best moving construction equipment companies will disassemble heavy equipment and remove any attachments in order to make transport easier. All batteries will be disconnected and, doors will be latched to avoid unnecessary damage while moving.
The Construction equipment moving experts will also be wearing proper attire to protect their backs and joints when moving construction equipment, especially heavy-duty equipment.
We also come prepared with all the right tools to assist us in protecting ourselves and the equipment being moved. Including truck cranes for super heavy items. Our construction equipment moving company never cuts corners when it comes to moving construction equipment safely.
Here is a list of questions construction moving companies will ask when calculating the price of your move:
What type of construction equipment is needing to be moved?
Will there be other items moved as well? (Furniture, office equipment, inventory, etc.)
What is the size of the machinery? (length, width, height, weight)
Is the equipment considered oversized?
What is the distance to your new location?
What size of moving truck will be needed to move your equipment?
How many movers will be required to move your items?
What is the timeframe of the move?
Are there any staircases or steps while loading or unloading the equipment?
When moving construction equipment, you need experts who are experienced with this type of specialized equipment. A local moving company may not have the expertise to safely move your stuff. Don’t trust just anyone, call the expert long-distance construction equipment movers at Total Distance Solutions.
3. Stick to A Schedule When Moving Construction Equipment
Being organized and having a schedule is a big part of having a successful move. When you hire one of the best moving construction companies, they will share with you a plan that fits within your moving timeline.
It’s important that you know all the details of your move before the big day. Here is a list of things to have in order before moving day:
- The date of your move
- The date that you will take possession or have access to your new space
- Any storage requirements you may have, and for how long (Total Distance Solutions has their own storage facility to make storage options easy for customers)
- Take pictures of all equipment prior to the long-distance construction equipment movers' arrival (This will protect both you and the moving company to ensure the equipment arrives in the same condition it left in)
- Wash all equipment prior to it being disassembled for moving (This makes moving so much easier not having to deal with dirt and grime. It’s also a safety measure as dirty equipment can be unsafe to move due to being slippery to hold)
- Clean up the warehouse of space around the equipment to make for easy access for movers (this helps avoid unnecessary accidents from tripping or stumbling while moving)
- Contact all the utilities from your old place and your new place to set up disconnection and connection to avoid interruption of services (no one wants to be moving in the dark, especially when moving construction equipment)