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How to Properly Use a Safe Dolly

  1. Dollies
  2. Safety is Most Important
  3. Stair Climbing Forklifts
  4. Hydraulic Safe Dollies
  5. Hiring a Professional Is Much Safer

1. Dollies

Stair climbing dollies with motors are usually capable of lifting around 1200 lbs. They may have several more premium options, such as automatic rewinding safety straps. They might have added wheel attachments, retractable load support, and lift hitch attachments. Automatic rewinding safety straps make harnessing a heavy safe to an appliance easier. A pneumatic wheel attachment can help when traveling greater distances. It allows rolling on 4 wheels.The 4th wheel is removed before climbing stairs where the gearbox will be operating and lifting the safe up each step.

2. Safety is Most Important

Movers reading about safe dollies probably realize that moving an extremely heavy safe alone is difficult. to only this, but it is also dangerous. It might put a mover at greater risk for an arm, lower back, and leg pain and injuries. If the job goes completely awry, a mover could pull a muscle or break a bone. It is best to have at least one other person to help. If there is an absence of volunteers then locate professional safe movers available for hire online.

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3. Stair Climbing Forklifts

Stair Climbing Forklifts or dollies are probably the best way to move safes. Cabinet-shaped loads like money, gun, and document safes are best moved with these dollies. Companies that rent mechanized dollies often claim that it is possible to load and unload delivery vehicles alone. A self-mover may want to reconsider this.
 
As opposed to a great deal of pushing and pulling, a double pulley reduction system raises and lowers heavy loads by simply cranking a hand wrench. The hand wrench turns the internal gears for the manual models in place of a gearbox. A lift hitch allows the dolly to be harnessed to the back of a delivery vehicle, which allows for more cargo space. Retractable load support is a foot-operated latch that releases caster legs for stability. A locking arm with the wheel to roll the device over long distances is also used. It may be possible to receive a significant discount on a week-long rental of these types of devices.
 
Moving a safe using the fully manual type safe dollies normally requires a set of 2 dollies, one device on either side of the safe.
 
A set of 2 manual dollies will typically lift about 1300-1600 lbs. They are designed to move safes, pianos, vending machines, and other large machinery or equipment.
Large gun safes are made to be heavy, awkward, and discourage movement by design. Make sure to be prepared with a dolly that can really help in getting this task completed with the least amount of effort and strain. if your need and boxes for your move read our post on finding free moving boxes.  
 
Moving a safe using the fully manual type safe dollies normally requires a set of 2 dollies, one device on either side of the safe.

 

Moving a safe using the fully manual type safe dollies normally requires a set of 2 dollies, one device on either side of the safe.



4. Hydraulic Safe Dollies

Hydraulic type safe dollies can lift more weight, closer to 3950 lbs., and have a built-in hydraulic track that creates the lifting action. Despite the design of the dolly to handle heavy loads, it is best to first lighten the load by emptying the entire contents. It may need at least 2 people to tip the safe onto the dolly and/or hold it steady while it is in transit. Clear the area of any breakable items or persons standing nearby the moving dolly in case falls on something or someone. This can cause serious injury.




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5. Hiring a Professional is Much Safer

Overall, you are much better off using a professional if you need to move. Consider how the cost of working with pros compares to suffering injury as a result of the improper moving of a safe. Since safes are so heavy, most people cannot safely move them. It does not take a lot to get the of a professional, especially if you use Moving Authority. 

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Pauline M

4 years, 4 months ago

We are moving over state lines and have our gun safe which includes 3 guns. Do we require a special permit to move these and will the moving company be allowed to move them for us?

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