Choosing the Right Rigging Contractor
When you the time to move your industrial machinery comes, you will need to hire the right company to do the work. Often times moving your industrial machinery can be one nerve-wracking task and you may be at a loss what to do. The machinery is known to be bulky and heavy not to forget that breaking any of its parts can be very costly. There are some machine owners who have been stuck at one location for years since they fear having the equipment moved to a better place. However, this does not have to happen. There are many rigging companies that can help move your machines safely. These companies have both the right machine moving equipment and they also hire skilled labor to do the work. All you will need is to show the company what you want to move and the new location. From there you will relax and watch the machine moving experts do the work with skill. Here is how you should choose such a company.
First, a good machine moving company has its own machine moving equipment. This is because the company is serious and is not doing the work for the sake of it. There is not a serious machine moving company that solely depends on hired equipment. You must thus establish that the machine moving equipment that will be used belongs to the company. This means that you will have your machines moved within the timeline that you have given and you will also not pay for the machines. Most companies that used hired machine moving equipment charge more since they have to compensate for the loss of having to rent the equipment. On your part, you end up paying more than when you choose a company that has its own moving equipment.
Second, know who will be tasked with moving your machinery. In most cases, a company will task a whole team of experts just to ensure that your machines are not broken and they are installed properly. With other rigging companies, there will be one expert and a whole range of unskilled movers. The risk of breaking your machine will be higher if you choose such a company. You should always make sure that the team that you have is skilled and willing to offer super quality services. A wise machine owner will not just look at the leader of the team, rather he or she will want to meet the whole team just to make sure that everyone is skilled.
Finally check the cost of moving the machines and the other services that will come with the moving service. Some companies will just offer machine moving services and then let you hire a different team to install the machines. This may be a good idea especially if the team you are working with is not experienced with the nature of the machines that are being moved. However, the cost should be lower than that of a company that would also offer installation services. The best way is to have both the movers and the machine repair and installation experts on the spot.