What Equipment Do Professional Movers Use?
Posted October 15th, 2013 by Rachael Fischer
Besides our strong, highly trained crews, there’s a reason why you’d want to hire a professional for your move. The truck you borrowed from a friend simply doesn’t come with all the equipment necessary to get your move done right.
Whether you’re moving to an urban apartment or a big home in the suburbs, each move comes with its unique challenges. Olympia Moving & Storage is equipped to handle them. Here’s some of the common equipment in our trucks and warehouse, and what they’re used for.
When a large piece like an armoire or mattress just won’t fit through the front door, hope isn’t lost. Our crew can wrap the piece then manually hoist it through the window, using just their strength and these straps! Our crew commonly hoists pieces to the 2nd or 3rd floor with ease! You can see a video of a furniture hoist here.
This basic dolly is lightweight and makes loading and unloading boxes and furniture much faster.
Four-Wheel Dolly, Crates, and Bins
Commonly used on moves with a long walk or elevator, the crew can fill bins or crates with boxes and small pieces, then transport the load on a 4-wheel dolly. This allows the crew to move more items than they can carry and minimize the number of needed trips.
This more specific dolly allows the crew to easily wheel out big, heavy appliances like refrigerators and stoves more quickly and securely.
Do you have stairs or a stoop leading to your door? The crew can set up a small ramp over the stairs, which allows them to use wheel dollies. Of course, the crew also always sets up a ramp that leads into the truck to ensure smooth footing while the crew is carrying your possessions.
Some trucks come equipped with a pallet jack, which is used to move only the very heaviest items onto the truck, such as a safe or small machinery.
This piece of equipment is used to safely carry a piano. The end and board support the piano. The board also has slots for straps to keep the piano secure and handles to help carry the piece.
When clients need us to take apart furniture like beds, dining room tables, and more, our crew is prepared with a tool kit to ensure that basic assembly and disassembley is taken care of.
Who can forget our most important piece of equipment, our trucks! Olympia has cube trucks, straight trucks, and tractor trailers in our fleet to accommodate any size move. All our trucks are equipped with the above equipment along with a few extra boxes and moving materials to ensure that our crew is ready for anything!
That’s only the beginning! We have even more specialized equipment for our commercial moving projects.