How do _you_ move equipment? What "tools" do you use?

From: Lancashire, Pete <>
Date: Tue Oct 21 17:39:22 2003

give piano movers a try.

I had a Hammond (guts same as a B3), its weight 450# plus 100# for the
amp/speakers all moved
for moved for $250. Their fee was $200 for the move and $50 for each set
of stairs.

>From memory, the size of what I was moving did not make a difference as
long as it
fit in their truck.

A fun note was the three guys that showed up where Somlians (sp?),
from Hawaii. They got out all
their moving stuff, but then took a look at the organ, two of them just
picked it
up with out any stress and carried it into the truck .. scary :)


-----Original Message-----
From: Fred N. van Kempen []
Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2003 2:39 PM
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Subject: Re: How do _you_ move equipment? What "tools" do you use?

On Mon, 20 Oct 2003, JP Hindin wrote:

> I am faced with picking up a sizeable IBM some hours from where I live

> in the next few weeks. What I had originally planned to do has fallen
> through, and now I am left trying to work out how best to lift what
> has been estimated as 800+lbs of 1978 IBM.
Heh. Heavy iron requires the use of heavy neighbors.

Er. Did I just say that?

Ahwell. Tis true. Although I can usually move the smaller stuff in
either my own (sedan) car, or a small van, big stuff needs a truck with
a not-too-high loading bay. I'd kill for a used U-Haul truck here,
really... those, albeit ragged down, are perfect for loading up old

And, then, of course, the neighbors and friends come into the picture,
'cos at some point, the goods needs to be moved into a storage, garage,
or, in my case, upstairs room :)

(yes, that is always a neighborhood project here.. and they love it ;-)

Fred N. van Kempen, DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation)
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