Moving soda machines?
Posted 21 April 2011 - 10:10 PM
I've heard that renting a truck with a lift gate is probably the most desirable way to go about moving the machine. Concurred or no? How much do these usually cost to rent?
Say I find a truck and get the soda machine to the place of business where I'll be placing it. How do I maneuver around steps, large bumps, low doorways, things like that? I moved the machine from just my driveway to my garage with the help of a friend and it was a very tough process. Even breaking the load over onto all four wheels took all of my weight on one end (280 lbs) and him pushing as hard as he could on the other. I needed a makeshift ramp just to make it over a 1/2" bump. Is it usually this hard to maneuver or am I doing it wrong?
I know these are noob questions but that's exactly what I am. Any help is very much appreciated
Posted 22 April 2011 - 09:33 AM
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Posted 23 April 2011 - 06:31 AM
If you really want to do it yourself, I use a u-haul ramp trailer. I tie off to the machine and use a come-along to ratchet the machine up the ramp. The high sides keep it from tipping during transit.
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Posted 08 May 2011 - 08:26 PM
As for moving the machines themselves, it works best with two people unless you are going up or down stairs. It takes practice to learn the leverage points you need to use to tip the machines and move them around. If you look around on the internet you can find some instructional videos on moving machines that might help.
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