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Furniture removals equipment. Which gear should professional movers bring on the day?

Last Updated on June 1, 2023 by Vlad Stoikovich

Furniture Removals Equipment

Having the right furniture removals equipment is essential to achieving a safe and efficient move. There is nothing worse than an ill-equipped team of home movers.  In this blog we will look at exactly which equipment is needed. We’ll also examine why it’s so important to have the right furniture removals equipment.

Types of Furniture Removals Equipment

Broadly speaking removalists require gear to assist with 3 categories of your move:

  1. Lifting equipment: This includes any gear that will assist your Melbourne movers to safely and efficiently transport your belongings. This includes:
    1. Upright trolleys or Hand Trolleys: an L shaped frame, great for moving boxes and fridges over most terrain.
    2. Dolly’s/Flat trolleys: a flat square skateboard like trolley with 4 wheels. Great for boxes and offices moves. Works best on smooth ground, not for stairs.
    3. Arm forks or lifting straps: These assist your movers to lift larger, heavier and awkward items. It transfers the weight of the load away from their backs.
    4. Piano Trolleys: Otherwise known as the Samson. Bulky metal trolleys with large wheels, ensure your piano is moved with precision and care.
  2. Equipment for loading and access: This includes:
    1. Door Stops: This tiny piece of plastic can save a lot of headaches and time!
    2. Ramps: Truck ramps ensure movers can load your furniture quickly. They can also be placed on stairs or slopes. This makes it easier to move heavier items to and from the furniture removals truck.
    3. Hydraulic Tailgate lift: Excellent for moving heavy items. This includes pianos, pool tables and double door fridges. It also helps save your movers back.
  3. Equipment to protect furniture: Moving and transporting furniture and keeping it in pristine condition can be an art in itself. Having the right equipment is just as important as having the right skill and knowledge. So what equipment should a professional mover possess?
    1. Blankets/Pads: Modern quilted removals blankets are designed to be, light enough to handle yet, padded to provide security for fragile items. They are also dust-free, and durable.
    2. Furniture Ties/Straps: Nylon ties to secure your furniture to tie rails in the transport vehicle. This prevents movement and keeps the load secure when cornering or travelling on inclines.

Why is the right removals equipment so important?

Having the right removalist gear makes life easier for you and your removalists. For your movers, it helps, protect their bodies and backs, and makes their job easier and vastly more enjoyable. For you the customer it means your furniture move is completed more efficiently and safely and in less time.

In the end, this saves you the stress and puts more money back into your pocket. We always recommend that you quiz your chosen mover at the time of booking. This way you can ensure they have the furniture removals equipment to complete your job.

Furniture Removals FAQs

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Many movers also bring stretch wrap and bubble wrap for additional protection, as well as tape and boxes if packing services are part of the job.

Not always, but many pieces of furniture are easier to move if they are disassembled. Tools may also be needed to remove doors or other obstacles at the old or new location. Professional movers usually bring a basic tool kit for such purposes.

Yes, if you have specific needs or concerns, you can usually request specific equipment. However, professional movers are typically experienced and will bring the necessary equipment to handle most moving situations.

Furniture pads and moving blankets are used to protect furniture from scratches, dents, or other damage during the move. They can also protect walls and floors from damage caused by moving large items.

Yes, items like pianos, safes, or large pieces of artwork may require special equipment to move safely. Always let your moving company know in advance if you have these types of items.

Furniture straps are used to secure items on a dolly or on the moving truck to prevent shifting during transit. They can also be used to help lift heavy items safely.

Special dollies called stair-rollers can be used, as well as moving straps for carrying large items. In some cases, furniture sliders may also be used to help move heavy furniture across floors without damaging them.

Professional movers should have safety gear such as gloves, back braces, and non-slip footwear to protect them while they work. This helps prevent accidents and injuries.

Professional movers typically bring a variety of equipment, including hand trucks (also known as dollies), furniture pads, moving blankets, furniture straps, and tools for disassembling furniture. They may also have specialized equipment for moving large or delicate items.

Hand trucks and dollies allow movers to transport heavy items more easily and quickly, reducing the risk of injury. They are especially useful for moving large items like appliances or bulky furniture.

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