Machinery Skates 101

Our world is being built every day by machinery with astonishing technology and advanced engineering. Ambitious construction projects with massive material loads are breaking ground at an increasing rate, erecting innovative structures to serve the next generation of American workers. History is being preserved, with existing structures being carefully relocated so they can continue to be enjoyed and appreciated for many decades to come. These undertakings, and much more, require unbelievably heavy loads to be moved from place to place, carefully and confidently. At Hevi-Haul, we build the finest machinery skates available, creating value with products that move the world.

Since 1938, Hevi-Haul has been manufacturing the highest quality machinery skates for professional machinery movers, rigging companies, and customers with load moving needs. We’ve developed a line of machinery skates that allow versatility and specialized functionality, meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers with unmatched quality and technological innovation. Here’s a look at the different types of machinery skates that make up the Hevi-Haul line:

Hevi-Haul Utility Skates

Utility skates offer unmatched versatility, ideal for both turning and straight line moving applications. Available in both Tilting and Non-Tilting variations, utility skate capacities range from 1.5 tons to 37.5 tons per skate, rolling on interchangeable steel or polyurethane coated rollers.

Hevi-Haul Straight Line Skates

Straight Line Skates are as their name suggests: the ultimate machinery moving dollies for straight line moving. Straight Line Skates are ideal for narrow, limited space moving and heavy duty straight line moving applications. Capacities range from 2.5 tons to 100 tons per skate, rolling on interchangeable steel or polyurethane coated rollers. A wide stance provides increased stability and weight distribution under load.

Hevi-Haul Compact Swivel Skates

Compact Swivel Skates pack a lot of moving capacity in a small, low profile package. Perfect for light to medium duty loads requiring full directional control. Capacities range from 1.5 tons to 12.5 tons per skate, rolling on interchangeable steel or polyurethane coated rollers. Each swivel top skate has a friction plate between the top frame of the dolly and bottom surface of the swivel plate to reduce swimming under load and eliminating the need for a locking mechanism.

Hevi-Haul designs and builds an entire line of highly capable machinery skates for any application. Fully welded steel frames bring the ruggedness and unmatched quality you know and expect from Hevi-Haul. Their low profile design allows for minimum load jacking and maximum load clearance. These factors, and many more, add up the best load-moving products in the world.

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Hevi-Haul Skates have been trusted by professional rigging companies and machinery movers for over 80 years as the premiere family owned American brand machinery dolly. Contact us today for a personal answer to all your inquiries.