Halbert Brothers Inc.

The skill involved in moving heavy machinery.When manufacturing companies grow or evolve, the need for larger and better facilities grows along with the business. If the original plant does not provide room for expansion, relocating the factory becomes a necessity. This is especially true in a city such as Los Angeles, where land is at a premium.

Moving equipment is not like moving household appliances. Moving smaller pieces may not be as difficult and things such as storage racks can be disassembled and reassembled in the new location. But many machines can be more than 12 feet in height or width and can be several tons in weight. Most heavy machines are not of uniform size and cannot be stacked in the back of a flatbed or enclosed trailer. Unless properly secured and balanced on the moving vehicle, a serious accident can occur if the load shifts. In addition, moving equipment of this size may require special permits for transiting public roads or highways and specialized vehicles for handling oversized loads.

Despite their immense size, most modern machines have delicate electronic or computer components. Machine guides and other components are also carefully calibrated. If moved haphazardly, damage to delicate parts or knocking the machines out of calibration can occur. Thus, they must be handled with extreme care.

For this reason, plant managers hire experienced firms for machinery relocation los angeles. The manager will want the job done correctly with a minimum of downtime and no damage to expensive equipment. Every day spent moving is a day lost in creating product.

For this time of job, a firm that has the proper moving equipment on hand is needed. It will have trained workers with experience in oversized loads, moving from point A to point B and setting the machinery in place at the new location. The firm will have knowledge in obtaining the correct access permits to avoid governmental delays. Workers often spend years working as an apprentice under trained supervisors while they learn the finer points of the trade. And the company will have a solid track record in moving a wide array of machinery of all types.