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Offline Snowman

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Moving a 900 pound 60 quart mixer
« on: July 29, 2006, 10:16:23 PM »
Anyone here ever done it?  Any suggestions on how to move that thing?


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Re: Moving a 900 pound 60 quart mixer
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2006, 07:53:02 AM »
I would call a couple moving companies.  Get quotes and find out exactly how they were going to move it.  If it were affordable I would have them move it then if something happened to it during the moving process it should be insured (check out w/ them how damaged items are handled).  If not affordable then you have an idea of how the professionals would move it. 

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Re: Moving a 900 pound 60 quart mixer
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2006, 10:18:40 AM »
Mike,

I know you have been soliciting advice on this matter at the PMQ Think Tank, but here are a couple other possibilities if you haven’t already seen them:

http://www.pmq.com/cgi-bin/tt/index.cgi?noframes;read=16879
http://www.pmq.com/cgi-bin/tt/index.cgi?noframes;read=8129

Peter

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Re: Moving a 900 pound 60 quart mixer
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2006, 11:49:06 AM »
Thanks Pete... the big problem I have is that it's 100 miles away.  I moved a 20 quart with a two-wheel dolly and KNOW that a 60 quart ain't gonna be easy.  A lift-gate truck and a pallet jack should be all I'd need.  All I need now is -- a lift gate truck and a pallet jack :).

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Re: Moving a 900 pound 60 quart mixer
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2006, 12:33:36 PM »
Thanks Pete... the big problem I have is that it's 100 miles away.  I moved a 20 quart with a two-wheel dolly and KNOW that a 60 quart ain't gonna be easy.  A lift-gate truck and a pallet jack should be all I'd need.  All I need now is -- a lift gate truck and a pallet jack :).

U-Haul should be able to take care of that.

Jack

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Re: Moving a 900 pound 60 quart mixer
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2006, 01:03:42 PM »
How do you move a 900 lb. mixer?  Very carefully.   :P

Why do you need to move it?  If you're really serious about pizza-making, why not consider leaving the mixer where it is and building a new house around it?

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Re: Moving a 900 pound 60 quart mixer
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2006, 04:14:30 PM »
I do a lot of heavy lifting rebuilding my antique tractor and making barbecue grills and smokers.  I use an automotive motor lift that runs about $2oo at places like Sam's.  They are manual and slow but if the legs will go around the mixer it should work if you are on a concrete floor that doesn't change elevation.

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