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Moving Heavy Gym Equipment?

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Has anyone here had to move or relocate large gym equipment? Do you have any tips or ideas how to do safely without damaging the equipment? I bought two leg presses, two hack squat machines, and a Smith Machine recently and have no idea how I’m going to move it all. Help!!:confused::D
 

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Hire a company that specializes in moving heavy gym equipment.

I just bought some big equipments from a gym that went out of business. I contacted a store that sells commercial gym equipment and told them what I was buying. They sent a crew to break it down, move it, and out it together in my basement.

It cost a few hundred bucks, but it was worth it.
 

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Pallet jacks, lots of wood shims, heavy duty furniture rollers, and several strong people to help you move the stuff.

If stuff is going up into a moving van/truck...you'll need a forklift or a lull as well...

You could also look into hiring some laborers to help out.
 

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With the great price you paid for all the stuff, use what you saved to hire professional movers. Not worth the risk of breaking that equipment to do it yourself.
 

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With the great price you paid for all the stuff, use what you saved to hire professional movers. Not worth the risk of breaking that equipment to do it yourself.

I agree. You may also hurt yourself or one of your helpers might get hurt. Not worth it.
 

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I posted the job on thumbtack.com for professional movers. I got a quote from a company that will use a 26 foot box truck, 3 guys, furniture dollies, straps, and a heavy duty pallet jack to move all the items. They’re charging $220. It’ll be one trip from the building to my house and the storage unit. All within 9 miles total trip. I sent pictures of all the items just to make sure they could do it. They assured me that it shouldn’t be a problem.
 

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Hire a company that specializes in moving heavy gym equipment.

I just bought some big equipments from a gym that went out of business. I contacted a store that sells commercial gym equipment and told them what I was buying. They sent a crew to break it down, move it, and out it together in my basement.

It cost a few hundred bucks, but it was worth it.
I looked around on google for a company in my area, but couldn’t find any takers. I believe the guy I bought the stuff from said the guy that moved it in used a forklift to move it.
 

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I looked around on google for a company in my area, but couldn’t find any takers. I believe the guy I bought the stuff from said the guy that moved it in used a forklift to move it.

You can search moving companies on Yelp. A lot of home service businesses use that request a quote button and you can upload photos and distance and get a quote.
 

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You can search moving companies on Yelp. A lot of home service businesses use that request a quote button and you can upload photos and distance and get a quote.
Thanks brother! I did that yesterday and came back with a bunch of hits.
 

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I worked for Bally back in the day, and my first day on the job they had me and 2 other guys move a bunch of pin loaded leg presses and chest press machines up a bunch of stairs. It was ridiculous. They should have hired someone who specializes in that... but I digress. I think using a fork lift or something along those lines would be your best bet. Otherwise, it's going to take a village :D
 

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I worked for Bally back in the day, and my first day on the job they had me and 2 other guys move a bunch of pin loaded leg presses and chest press machines up a bunch of stairs. It was ridiculous. They should have hired someone who specializes in that... but I digress. I think using a fork lift or something along those lines would be your best bet. Otherwise, it's going to take a village :D

and if youre old like me and nearly 50 years old you are going to tear up your back bad.
 

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I contacted a buddy of mine that lives nearby me in San Antonio. He’s going to help me move the leg press, squat machine, and the Smith machine next weekend. He has a big trailer and there’s a 2.5 ton pallet jack along with furniture rollers in the building. He buys and collects things for his gym all the time. I KNOW he knows what he’s doing, unlike the movers.
 

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I contacted a buddy of mine that lives nearby me in San Antonio. He’s going to help me move the leg press, squat machine, and the Smith machine next weekend. He has a big trailer and there’s a 2.5 ton pallet jack along with furniture rollers in the building. He buys and collects things for his gym all the time. I KNOW he knows what he’s doing, unlike the movers.

Nice! Congrats on that. Im with you 100% on that if you have a friend with that kind of equipment and know how. Take some pictures and share them if you don't mind. I think a lot of us would like to see your set up when youre done.
 

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