The 3 Types of Machine Moving Skates You Need to Know

Need to move a heavy object weighing over a ton? Our machine moving skates are just the tool you need to do the job. Check out the three skate varieties we offer.

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Utility Skates

Our utility skates are the most versatile machinery moving dollies we offer. They are ideal for turning as well as maneuvering large objects in a straight line. Weight capacity for these machine moving skates ranges from 1.5 tons to 37.5 tons per skate.

You have the option to change out the rolling wheels with either steel or polyurethane coated rollers. Go with steel as an all-purpose choice suitable for most floors. Polyurethane coated rollers are great for flooring that needs extra protection, like epoxy coated surfaces. The wide stance of these skates provides increased stability and equal weight distribution under the load. And the fully welded steel frames guarantee a quality product fit for all your machine moving needs.

We offer utility skates in tilting and non-tilting varieties, with the option for rigid stability or swivel support for both.

Straight Line Skates

Straight line skates are ideal for moving machines in a straight line in a narrow, limited space. Weight capacity for these heavy-duty moving skates is 2.5 tons to 100 tons per skate. Like our utility skates, these skates also have the option of steel or polyurethane coated rolling wheels.

These skates are designed with a low profile in mind. They are close to the ground, so you don’t have to jack the heavy object up as high to load it onto the skate. The straight line skates are also constructed with fully welded steel frames to ensure their ruggedness for heavy loads. Also, their wide stances offer more stability and even weight distribution under any load.

You have the option to choose from long, short, or slim skates. The longer skates can carry a heavier load up to 100 tons, while the smaller skates are better for moving smaller loads in even tighter spaces.

Compact Swivel Skates

If you need a compact skate with full directional control, our compact swivel skates are just for you. Weight capacity for these machine moving skates ranges from 1.5 tons to 12.5 tons per skate. Like our other skates, you have the option to choose between steel rollers or polyurethane coated rollers. Choose the roller that’s best for the floor on which you’ll be moving your heavy equipment.

What makes these skates so special is the friction plate between the top frame of the dolly and the bottom surface of the swivel plate. This reduces the jostling of the object while moving, ensuring full stability with optimal movement. No locking mechanism required. Should you need purely straight-line movement, you can remove these friction plates with a hex key wrench.

With our compact swivel skates, we offer a variety of packages for your needs. If you need a steel job box or placement handles, we’ve got you covered.

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Hevi-Haul Skates has been a trusted company by professional rigging companies and machinery movers for over 80 years now. We are the premier, family-owned American brand of machinery dollies and moving skates.