In industries that handle machinery manufacturing, moving large equipment is a common requirement of the job. When the weight is too much for your employees to manage, heavy-duty skates can be used to lighten the load. 

When the skates are in place, the hefty load becomes very possible to move. To ensure a safe and effective method is used, machinery skates will likely be your best choice when it comes time to move the heavy load. This equipment eliminates the need for workers to spend countless hours disassembling, moving, and reassembling large machinery parts or equipment. Instead, the whole load can be moved to a new location easily.

If you are in the market for heavy-duty skates, here are some common skate options for moving your large equipment. 

Machinery Skates

Hevi-Haul machinery skates are designed to move many types of heavy loads under a wide variety of conditions. These skates move heavy loads between locations within factories, plants, warehouses, or any other comparable worksite. There are three distinct categories of machinery skates that can be used based on your moving needs. 

  1. Utility Skates

Ideal for both turning and straight-line moving applications, utility skates are the most versatile machinery moving dollies available on the market. Weight capacities range from 1.5 tons to 37.5 tons per skate while rolling on interchangeable steel or polyurethane-coated rollers. These skates make moving large equipment easy with fully welded steel frames. The wide stance of utility skates allows for increased stability and weight distribution under load. Utility skates are available in two varieties; rigid and swivel

  1. Straight Line Skates

Named very accurately, straight-line skates are the perfect transport dollies for straight-line moving. These skates are ideal for narrow or limited space moving. Weight capacities range from 2.5 to 100 tons per skate, while also using steel or polyurethane-coated rollers. Straight-line skates are available in three varieties; slim, short, and long.

  1. Compact Swivel Skates

Packing a ton of moving capability into a small package, compact swivel skates are perfect for lighter loads that require full directional control. When you need to have a full range of motion, compact swivel skates are the right choice. Weight capacities range from 1.5 tons to 12.5 tons per skate, with interchangeable steel or polyurethane-coated rollers. The swivel top can also be easily removed for straight-line moving. 

Modified & Custom Skates

Sometimes heavy items need a skate that is unique to them when other machinery skates will not cut it. Thankfully at Hevi-Haul, we have the experience and ability to design custom-fit solutions for our customers. Whether it be a slight adjustment made to a standard skate or a completely original design, we are here to help.

Based on the needed requirements for the application, we have the ability to create modified and custom skates. Using the latest 3D CAD software and technology, we are able to create rugged skates in a plethora of varieties. 

Learn More About Moving Large Equipment with Skates

At Hevi-Haul, we can help you determine what skates will be most beneficial to you for moving large equipment. As a leading manufacturer of skates ideal for moving industrial equipment, there is no load too big or too small that our solutions can’t support. Contact us today for support navigating our products and services.