When it is time to move into a new space with your factory equipment, you might feel overwhelmed. There are a lot of things to do when moving to a new location, and it can be easy to overlook some things along the way. Here are some things to keep in mind when moving your heavy equipment to a new factory space.
Know What Permits You Need
Because you will be moving heavy and specialized equipment, you may very well need to secure certain transportation permits before your equipment can be moved. While your heavy hauling company may help you get those permits, you are ultimately responsible for making sure that you have applied for and received the right permits. Contact your state's transportation department to find out what permits apply to your equipment, so that you can have them in hand on moving day.
Secure All Moving Components
In your effort to make sure that everything is moved to your new factory, it is easy to overlook moving components on your equipment and to assume that your equipment will be safe because it will be on a trailer. However, before your heavy equipment can even be loaded onto trailers, you need to do everything possible to make sure that nothing will move around or fall off.
Moving components can cause damage and possible injury, so if you need to use tarps and tie-downs to secure your loads, make sure you do so. You may also need to use wedges and chocks to make sure nothing will be jostling around while being moved. Securing your equipment can be a time-consuming process, but doing so will reduce the chances of an accident that could end up costing you money or hurting someone. Even if your hauling company will help make your equipment is secure, take the time to have every piece of equipment checked before it is loaded onto a trailer to be transported.
Think Twice about Layout in the New Space
You might be planning to unload your equipment so that your new factory space has the same layout as your old place. However, it might be a good idea to check with your employees and managers to determine whether the old layout was effective. Before unloading your equipment, make sure that you have had discussions about whether any changes need to be made to the layout of your factory so that work can be done more efficiently.
Now that you are aware of some things you should pay attention to when moving your factory equipment, you can ensure that the process is much more straightforward. Ask a professional heavy hauling company, like Larry's Heavy Hauling (1990) Ltd, for more suggestions that may make your move easier.Share