All About Straight Line Skates: Part 1

The strategies involved with moving heavy equipment or structures in an accurate, straight line require moving dollies with extreme strength and precision. There is very little room for error since the safety of team members and the investment of the organization is at stake. Hevi-Haul is proud to offer a complete line of exceptional quality straight line skates for diverse applications, delivering rugged durability and precise, consistent movement in a compact package.

Hevi-Haul straight line skates are the ultimate machinery moving dollies for straight line moving. These low profile 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. Fully welded steel frames deliver the ruggedness and unmatched quality you know and expect from Hevi-Haul. The low profile design allows for minimum load jacking and maximum load clearance. With a wide stance providing increased stability and weight distribution under load, Hevi-Haul skates ensure that your load is moved smoothly and precisely.

Straight line skates are available in three varieties, slim, short and long. All Hevi-Haul skates share the same Made in the USA construction, with a fully welded steel frame of high-quality North American steel, CNC-machined polyurethane or steel rollers, heat-treated needle bearings, and 1-inch diameter machined high carbon steel axles. This high-quality construction is complemented by expert design, including a wide roller stance, convenient grease fittings, steel cleats, and a low profile that allows for minimum load jacking and maximum load

Long Straight Line Skates

Long straight line skates are the ultimate heavy duty roller dollies to handle the weight of your most extreme moves. When equipped with polyurethane rollers, these rugged skates allow use on rolling surfaces that require maximum protection, such as epoxy coated floors, common in aerospace facilities, military installations and more. Our polyurethane coated rollers were researched and developed to move the heaviest loads with floor protection in mind. For all-purpose moving, steel rollers provide maximum durability and can handle extended resting loads and even permanent installation. They excel in applications with rough or uneven floors.

Two rows of tandem rollers in a long, fully welded steel frame gives the best stability under load. These skates are favored for handling the heaviest jobs for machinery movers, riggers, stevedores and contractors. Capacities range from 10 tons to 100 tons per skate.

In our next post, we’ll cover the other two varieties of Hevi-Haul long straight line skates: short and slim.

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