Have you ever asked yourself the question: "how can I maneuver the heavy loads coming into my floor space easier?" Well, furniture movers can likely be the answer to your lifting and maneuvering challenges.

At Lifting Equipment Store (LES), we always aim to ensure our customers and website visitors can be fully informed about a product and service we offer while also giving you ideas to make you positive that it's the right solution for you and your team's challenge.

That's why in this article, we're going to break down what furniture movers are, why you should use them, the benefits of each type, and safety precautions to take before use so you've got all the information you need before making the purchasing decision.

If you get to the end of this article, or at any point during your read of this article, you would like to find out more about this piece of equipment specific to your business, you can contact a regularly trained member of the LES team to see how we can help you.

What are furniture movers?

To give you a quick overview of what this item is, it's an item that can lift and transport furniture or items that you might have that are bulky and heavy.

This handy equipment moving solution allows you to move equipment without the use of large equipment like a forklift or crane. This means it is easier for you to transport your items and heavy equipment around flat floor space at the workplace. 

You can easily move and use this piece of equipment as it can be safely operated by one person using the handles. We've added a number of safety measures below that can help you understand the way you can use this piece of equipment with ease.

You can additionally add a ratchet strap to make the load more secure on your mover to prevent tipping when maneuvering. This will increase the chances of you having a smooth and safe moving process.

This makes this piece of moving equipment quick and simple to use while being able to trust users with it who might have no prior experience.

At LES you can find high-quality machine movers that come in a range of various capacities and heights, meaning you can find a mover to suit all your business needs. You can find both manual and hydraulic versions, each of which has its own benefits that match your companies aims and goals.

What are the different types of furniture movers?

The above has given you a breakdown of what this equipment moving solution is, however, it's sometimes easier to use specific examples of products to show what this piece of equipment can do.

We've listed a number of items below with a short description and overview of the product to give you a better understanding and idea of how this piece of equipment can benefit you. All of these are items that are stocked at LES making it easy for you to get your hands on if it sounds like the right product solution for you.

600KG manual version

This is a manual furniture mover with a capacity of 600kg. The maximum lift height is 300mm and it is a screw jack lifting system. This example can be an ideal solution for you if you need to be moving bulky items like machines or fridges.

With this piece of equipment, you can slide the toes of each trolley under the sides of your load, and, providing your load is light enough you can work with your teammate and rock the load onto the toes of each trolley. Just make sure if you're ever using this piece of equipment in the future that the padded support bars on each trolley are uptight against the load so you have total utilisation and control of the toe.

With this product, you secure the load to the trolleys with the included tie-down strap, lift using the screw jack mechanism to clear the floor, and away you go!

1,800KG small hydraulic version

This hydraulic version gives you a capacity of 1,800kg and a lifting height of 100m. It also includes a ratchet strap to give you added support when maneuvering heavy loads. Similar to the manual version, this mover is ideal for machines, safes, and bulky materials.

1,800KG large hydraulic version

This is another hydraulic version that gives you a capacity of 1,800kg and a lifting height of 250mm making the ideal solution if you need a larger lifting height than the model above. You can effectively use this piece of equipment if you need to move any sort of bulky furniture.

Multi trolley furniture moving trolley

This multi trolley furniture moving trolley has a capacity of 250 kg making it great for the mid-size items that you might find at homeware or household stores selling sofas, beds, and desks.

The great part about this particular product it is that it can carry bulky loads and only requires one person to use it. So what might take you and several others now only takes one person and can be done with ease.

2,700KG hydraulic 

This hydraulic machine mover has a capacity of 2,700kg and has a heavy-duty design so you can use it for items that might not be as easy to maneuver. This particular item can lift to a maximum height of 160mm.

With this piece of equipment, you can slide the toe of the transportation unit under each end of the loads, secure it using the two integrated 5m ratchet straps that come with it, equally lift on both sides until clear of the ground, and then you can wheel it away with your items in place.

It's a simple reverse of the process once the load is re-located making it quick and easy for you or any other operators.

3,600KG hydraulic machine mover

 

 

This hydraulic mover has a capacity of 3,600kg making it a heavy-duty design which also has a lifting height of 160mm. This item works in the same way as the product above. Ideal if you move heavier items than the product above can handle.

Benefits of manual versions

  • More cost-effective
  • Can be operated by one person
  • Ideal for 'one-off' jobs

Benefits of hydraulic versions

  • Capable of coping with larger weights
  • The hydraulic lift makes loads incredibly easy to move
  • Ideal for professional usage

How you can move loads safely

It may seem like a simple piece of equipment but there is always a risk of injury or damage to the load when moving any load. At LES we always want to ensure you're moving equipment in the safest way possible with minimal risk to you, your team, or any operator in the vicinity.

To move your furniture or machinery in a safe way, you can follow the below steps:

1. Lower the toes on both sides

2. Place your piece of furniture or machinery onto the mover

3. Make sure the load is balanced to prevent the load from falling off the equipment

4. Avoid any obstructions on the floor or going over bumps when pushing

5. Make sure the load is not too heavy - especially do not stack loads on top of each other to save time

6. Only load what you can push 

Do you need furniture movers?

You've now got a better understanding of what this moving solution is and the benefits of different types of this piece of equipment, whether you choose a manual or a hydraulic model. You can use the suggestions in this article to create your own ideas of how you can use one of these products in your business and whether it's the right solution.

Although we've covered a lot to do with this type of equipment together, we haven't discussed whether or not this product is right for your business.

You can contact an experienced member of the LES team who will be able to discuss a tailored solution to your business and understand what equipment will best suit you, whether its a furniture mover or not.