Handing any kind of moving is a complicated and time-consuming process. Handling a move that involves heavy equipment is even more complicated and requires careful planning and execution. Here are some of the specific measures to take when moving heavy equipment:
Make Safety the Number One Priority
Moving heavy equipment is a real dangerous job, and you should make safety your number one concern during the move. Ideally, you should move the equipment without damaging it or getting injured, but if one has to happen, it is better for the equipment to get damaged than to get hurt. Therefore, prevent injuries by making sure you have the necessary safety gear, adhering to any or all regulations on moving such equipment, and making sure that you have mastered the proper techniques (such as how to lift a heavy object without hurting your back) for the move.
Have All the Necessary Equipment
The first thing here is to sit down and list all the tools, equipment, and materials you need for the move. The next step is to acquire all these supplies without any compromise. Some of the supplies you may need to move heavy equipment include jacks, crowbars, dollies, canvas straps, and climbing ropes, among others.
This may seem like an unnecessarily long list (and it isn't even exhaustive), but all the items have their uses. For example, you need the crowbars to lift the equipment's base so that you can insert something under it.
Divide and Conquer
If the heavy equipment you want to move can be dissembled, then take it apart, move it in pieces, and assemble it back when you reach the destination. That would be safer and easier than trying to haul it in one piece.
Have a Team and Let Everyone Understand Their Roles
Lastly, you can't move heavy equipment on your own even if you have all the tools and equipment to do it; you will need help. The helpers should also have the necessary safety gear and knowledge to handle the move without injuring themselves. Additionally, make sure every member of the team has a definitive role, and understands it, before the move. An efficient move is a coordinated move.
If you are planning to move heavy equipment, you should strongly consider using the services of professional movers. These professionals have the experience and tools to handle the move without causing any damage to the equipment or injury to themselves.