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Old 08-02-2014, 08:24 PM
sgodding sgodding is offline
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Default Moving advice

I'm moving to a new shop in about a month or so, a few miles from my current shop. Starting to plan the logistics of moving all this equipment to the new place, setting up dust control, wiring, air, etc. etc. One worry right now is how to move my Stinger 3, which is nearly as big and heavy as a Cobra - perhaps a little less than a ton. I can get a flat-bed wrecker here to move it, but that assumes I can get the machine to the wrecker. It needs to go up on wheels. Does anyone have suggestions for casters or heavy dollies that will allow us to move it up and on the wrecker, then back down and into place in the new space? We used 4 furniture dollies under the crate when we moved this into place in the current shop, and it was all we could do to push it, plus it about broke the dollies. I don't think they would survive a trip on the wrecker over our local roads. Anyone done this and have some advice?
Steve Godding
D&S Artistic Woodworking LLC
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Old 08-02-2014, 09:20 PM
gachua gachua is offline
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What terrain will be between your shop and the flatbed wrecker? Concrete, Ashphalt? Is it flat?

My Stinger 3 was delivered on a flat bed utility trailer. We put some all terrain casters on it while in the trailer and manually rolled it down the gate and down a grassy hill. Manually getting it up the trailer would probably not have been possible. I'm thinking a flatbed with a winch would do the trick for you.

You could take the casters off once it is on the flatbed so that you could secure it properly and then put them back on when you get to your new shop. Wasn't difficult to get the casters on and off. Just need a jack and some wood blocks or jack stands.
Glenn Chua
Morrisville, NC
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Old 08-02-2014, 10:45 PM
tom klass tom klass is offline
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if you're moving it on concrete see if you can rent steel skate rollers they will handle from 15 to 400 tons that would be no problem with stinger 3. it willon black top but you should put down sheet metal to roll on.
Tom Klass
Klassic Custom Woodworking
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:36 AM
darren salyer darren salyer is offline
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I have four of these I bought to move my Mustang around in the garage at home.
One under each leg makes moving easy.
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Old 08-03-2014, 10:02 AM
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we move the machine with pallet jacks.
James McGrew
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Old 01-03-2017, 10:47 PM
Carter Whyte Carter Whyte is offline
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Originally Posted by james mcgrew View Post
we move the machine with pallet jacks.
I've done this as well. 2 small pallet jacks; nothing fancy or heavy duty. At my old job. We moved a Cobra. I actually didn't think it was going to work out well.. they were very low end pallet jacks.. but we managed. Only moved it about 100' though and turned 270 degrees.
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