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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-02-2017, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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I've started using piano boards, aka mover's dollies, aka Rollie boards under a pallet to store larger pieces in the warehouse. At least two of these boards is used under each end. The board should have "any direction" casters underneath, that have a ball-bearing races allowing them to align the wheel with the direction of motion. The example shown weighs 1.5 tons or more and can be pushed around on a flat concrete floor by one person.



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I have been doing exactly the same thing for years. It works great!
I will say that what I move is not as heavy as what you are moving.
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Great idea and what a cool tube!

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Handy tool to have in the shop. I have used them and an engine hoist to move my lather back in the days when I moved every 3 to 4 years. I would bolt them to the lathe bottom for moving.

Have three of them in the shop right now, two in use. I got these from Harbor freight. Under $20. They have two sizes. The also have them in some kind of plastic.


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Wow, I feel kinda dumb now. I usually just use my Back to carry heavy stuff
Used to work in a Furniture store and used these alot.
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Hey dear wife- I got a great deal on some mover's dollies at the store, so now I need a couple of cannons to put on them, Okay?
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That and "it was on sale, look how much money I saved you dear!"

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Moving companies don't use such things, they have other trolleys to move the possessions.
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Moving companies don't use such things, they have other trolleys to move the possessions.
Are you kidding me? Where do you think I got the idea? In Montreal they moved my lathe with a piano dolly. In the US they used an engine hoist for the lathe. The flat carts were used to move large bulky furniture, when it wasn't just hand carried. Handcart-dolly for boxes and refrigerator dolly for kitchen appliances. Except Montreal, almost everything there was picked up and moved by straps.
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Harbor Freight has the dollies in two sizes, often on sale in the $10-20 range.


You can screw a sligtly oversize piece of plywood on them, and load them up with stuff, such as 4 .50 cal ammo cans, stacked 3 or 4 high and move them easily. Sure makes it easier to move a stack of stuff around when it is in front of a cabinet or another dolly full of stuff you need to get to. Saves an immense amount of work!
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