The Best Way To Move Your Piano

Posted on April 13th, 2019

Moving a piano or any large item for that matter can be very difficult requiring much needed time, planning and effort especially when you’re doing it alone. As a matter of fact, many people would call for professional services that solely specialize in moving and storage in order to deal with this strenuous and seriously draining task. Despite that, moving a piano on your own is definitely not impossible especially if you do it right with the right equipment for the job. Keep in mind that a typical piano can weigh as much as 300 lbs while a grand piano can also reach up to 1,000 lbs or more. Do not fret, as mentioned earlier if you do it right this won’t be a problem. The following are the recommended guidelines to properly move a piano.

Ask for AssistanceNever be embarrass to ask for help since your safety is your number one priority. As the saying goes “The more the merrier” which in this case won’t make things merry but will definitely make things a whole lot easier. First and foremost you should always ask for help especially when you’re still knew at the job. In fact, if you’re not confident enough you can always call or talk to moving companies or professional movers.

Wear the Proper Attire. Just like any other activity that requires physical labor, you should wear something loose and comfortable since you will need to move around a lot so flexibility is key. Keep in mind that if your clothes are too loose this might get tangled or stuck around sharp corners or edges. Aside from that, the footwear matters so wear work boots (preferably steel-toed) or if anything else athletic shoes that have decent grip to the ground so that you remain stable throughout the duration of the task. If you’re not used to lifting and transporting heavy objects, use working or rubber gloves to help improve grip and pain in your hands. Don’t forget to remove unnecessary accessories that hinder your work such as, bracelets, watches, rings, necklaces and so on since this may tangle-up or even damage both your accessories and your piano.

Plan Ahead. In everything you do, you should always plan ahead to minimize casualties and maximize efficiency. Although this is sometimes easier said than done if you don’t know what you’re doing. You should have a good understanding of the piano/s you are moving. This means that you should know the dimensions/size, key mechanisms, movable parts, sensitive areas, construction material and so on. These details will dictate how you can effectively move the piano without causing any damages during travels and lifting. In relation to that, by measuring the dimensions of the piano you can plan your route and map in your head where you can safely and effortlessly take your piano from point A to B. This may require you to utilize measuring tapes to measure the piano itself, doorways, hallways and staircases.

Protect the Piano. Since it takes too much resources, time and energy to wrap the whole piano with protective layers, it is important to know the key components of your piano so that you can dedicate your time in wrapping those areas with packaging tape, padding, cardboard and/or special moving blankets. The things to look out for as follows: Always lockdown the spinet and keep the keyboard lid closed and locked when moving since the keys are fragile and should therefore be protected. Make sure that the corners and the bottom portion of the piano are covered and wrapped since these are usually the contact points when transporting the piano. Keep in mind that you should not apply tape directly on wooden surfaces since this may damage it.

Choosing the Right Equipment. Now that everything is ready and all set to go, the only thing left to do is lift and move the piano. With some help, you and your co-movers can surely carry it manually with your bare hands but why spend all that time, energy and effort when you can use specialize piano dollies that are mainly designed for effectively and safely carrying pianos. With these dollies, it is possible to move pianos single-handedly without pouring much effort into it. Thankfully, Handtrucks2go has numerous piano dollies to choose from all having different features so make sure to choose one that best fits your needs. In addition to that, the Escalera  Automatic Stair Climber is one of Handtrucks2go’s best and widely used piano dolly since it comes with multiple options making it a multi-purpose dolly and is ergonomically designed to move pianos along stairs and hallways with ease. If you’re planning to move a larger sized piano or a grand piano, you can also select from a wide variety of grand piano dollies from Handtrucks2go. Even without prior knowledge on how to use these dollies, these material handling equipment are fairly easy to use and provide you with a safer as well as an easier alternative to bare-handedly carrying the piano.

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Introducing The All New NOBLELIFT Edge Electric Pallet Jack

Posted on February 13th, 2019

Handtrucks2go is proud to announce the arrival of the all new NOBLELIFT PTE33N electric pallet truck.

It wins the Handtrucks2go award for the most innovative product of the year. Featuring cutting edge design based on decades of design, it combines the advantages of a manual and electric pallet truck.

It is the perfect solution for light and medium duty material handling in a most effortless and economic fashion.

In stock and ready to ship!

For more details click here or on the image below.

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EKKO Material Handling Equipment Has Now Partnered With Handtrucks2go

Posted on November 21st, 2018

From the start, Handtrucks2go has been dedicated in bringing you a wide range of quality material handling equipment in hopes that you are able to accomplish numerous tasks as efficient and convenient as possible. We have been searching far and wide for various brands that can satisfy and meet your needs and expectations. That is why we bring you EKKO-Lifts new innovative and ergonomic products that we believe will surely meet and even exceed your standards. We have always prioritized our customers above all things and EKKO shares this sentiment with us guaranteeing you quality in products and service.

The price point on these products can easily save you anywhere from 25-50% !!

We at Handtrucks2go together with EKKO-Lifts offer you a new line of products all at competitive prices which are, but not limited to, scissor lift tables, electric pallet jacks, manual pallet jacks, and their ever popular stackers. EKKO-Lifts have been best known for their Stackers which are incorporated with their advance engineering and superior quality. These are designed with the combination of the versatility of forklift, reach truck and a walkie stacker all in one product making them superior over standard stackers. When it comes to material handling, EKKO-Lift’s products will definitely not fail you.

This manufacturer has been in the business around 2008 and have been flourishing ever since. With their strict research and development, quality control, and quality assurance departments, every product has and will continue to pass CE certification with international safety standards and ISO 9001 Certification. With so many products to choose from, don’t hesitate to contact Handtrucks2go as we are always willing to help customers in need. Here at Handtrucks2go, we are always providing you with more and more options and solutions for your material handling endeavors.

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Wincove Acquires Wesco Industrial Products to Join Bluff Manufacturing

Posted on January 18th, 2018

We would like to congratulate Wincove Industries on acquires Wesco Industrial Products to Join Bluff Manufacturing.  A big shout out to Harry our dedicated sales rep from Wesco and the president George with whom we both enjoy a great working relationship. We look forward to adding the Bluff product line to our ever increasing catalog.

Below are some excerpts from the Press Release.

Wesco Industrial Products and Bluff Manufacturing have combined under Wincove Private Holdings. Joining together, Wesco and Bluff will expand their comprehensive material handling and warehouse safety solutions to benefit customers both domestically and internationally.
This is a very positive step forward for Wesco and Bluff and enhances both companies.  Business will proceed as usual as we look forward to increasing our ability to serve your material handling needs.
Wesco is a leading provider of non-motorized material handling and warehouse safety equipment.  The Company’s diverse range of products includes drum handling equipment, hand trucks, pallet trucks, lift tables, platform trucks and related parts.  Wesco was founded in 1948, and has developed a long tradition of providing high-quality products.  The Company is a reliable source for standard equipment, as well customer-specific solutions that improve safety and product flow.

Wincove acquired Wesco in 2017, joining it together with Bluff Manufacturing to create a comprehensive suite of material handling and warehouse safety solutions.  Aligning these two companies will greatly enhance their product offerings and geographic reach, delivering even greater value to their vast distribution networks.

Sincerely,

The Handtrucks2go Team

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Cut Your 2017 Income Taxes

Posted on December 25th, 2017

There’s still time left for you to cut you 2017 tax bills.

The conventional tax wisdom at the end of the year is to pull in deductions to offset current tax liability and push off income to postpone tax payment. This takes on added significance in 2017 with enactment of the new tax reform law, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).

Because the bill, just signed into law by President Trump on Friday, December 22, cuts individual tax rates and eliminates or scales back most itemized deductions in 2018, many taxpayers have even more tax incentive to follow the traditional pull-and-push strategy.

See more at CPAPracticeadvisor.

According to Marketwatch “Most individuals will benefit from year-end planning moves that push income into next year and pull deductions into this year.”

For all those who would like to cash in on these saving by purchasing moving equipment at Handtrucks2go, make sure to place your orders before 12 AM on 12/31/2017, in order to make sure that the transaction will post in 2017.

Wishing all of our customers a Happy 2018!

The Handtrucks2go Team.

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Seamule Fishing Carts Now Available On Handtrucks2Go

Posted on December 18th, 2017

Over the years, we at Handtrucks2Go have been searching for the best brands in the moving industry to partner with so we could offer our customers a wide array of quality products that will help make their jobs easier, faster and safer. With our strong internet presence, sometimes, these brands find us.

We are delighted to announce our partnership with Seamule, a lifestyle brand known for its compact and durable fishing carts that have been allowing many anglers across the country to conveniently transport and store their fishing gear.

Seamule fishing carts are made with corrosion-resistant materials and are guaranteed to last for years. One of Seamule’s most popular carts is its one-of-a-kind Wade Fishing Cart which floats on the water, allowing waders to bring their tools to their favorite fishing spot. Another well-loved Seamule product is its Pier Fishing Cart which is lightweight and very easy to assemble.

Anglers can customize their Seamule carts to their specific needs with several add-on options that are interchangeable between the carts including prep station, large pole holder,  and wheel set.

If you’re looking for the perfect gift to give an angler in your family this holiday season, visit https://handtrucks2go.com/Seamule.html and check out Seamule’s products.

Below are some of the reviews from Seamule fishing cart users:

“Everything about Seamule screams awesome down to the carts and the foudner’s passion for fishing. The entire idea of the Seamule is to make the painstaking task of dealing with your fishing gear a lot easier. Making actual fishing easier. Never going back to the old ways.” – Taylor Busche

“Go where boats can’t, Seamule has revolutionized how we wade fish. Sneak up on shallow water fish, easy to carry, easy to stow, customize you’re mule to fit you’re gear needs. Get ya a Seamule and change the way you wade fish.”
– Justin Greenhill

“Seamule is the only unique and useful thing in the fishing industry. It has helped me so much carrying around all my gear and easily slides into my truck or my moms car trunk. If you don’t have a Seamule cart your missing out on a whole new world. Brian Taylor, the founder of Seamule has so much passion for fishing and creating awesome inventions! Id suggest this cart to anyone and everyone out there.”
– Brooke Bailey

 

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Magliner Heavy-Duty Aluminum Appliance Truck

Posted on September 28th, 2017

Here at Handtrucks2go, one of our preferred partner/suppliers is the well know company Magline.

Working with one of the top name companies in the industry is a pleasure and an honor. What we especially like about them is that they never sit back and relax, they are always innovating. A big shout out to Andrea Horner the Vice President of Marketing, who is always there for us.

Their latest addition is the Magliner Heavy-Duty Aluminum Appliance Truck. Below are the images and the press release related to this new product.

Magline, Inc. manufacturer of innovative material handling equipment, has launched an aluminum heavy-duty Appliance Truck. While lighter than its steel equivalents, the Magliner Appliance Truck moves heavy, oversized loads more safely and easily.

The Appliance Truck features a 4th wheel attachment to support loads up to 800 pounds in an incline position.  This attachment is easily deployed and folded using an innovative handle release, allowing the user to keep both hands securely on the truck at all times. The truck offers an increased capacity in the two-wheel position of 600 Lbs.

The Appliance Truck also features a patent-pending break back bar which prevents the truck from rolling when breaking back or putting an item in place, which promotes ergonomic posture that reduces muscle strain.

The heavy-duty truck was designed with the same modularity as Magline’s popular two-wheeled hand trucks.  With various handle, nose and wheel options to choose from, users can customize a unit suitable for their material handling needs.  Optional accessories include stair crawlers for navigating stairs and curbs; wings that add an additional 6” of load support; and a self-retracting ratchet strap to secure a load.  While referred to as an appliance truck, the heavy-duty truck works in a multitude of applications where large, heavy and over-sized items need to be moved.

Andrea Horner, Magline’s Vice President of Marketing stated, “The launch of the Appliance Truck is a great addition to our product portfolio.  The uniquely designed features like the break back bar, demonstrates our on-going commitment to help companies move product safely and ergonomically.”

Magline will be exhibiting the heavy-duty truck along with other innovative products at the 2017 Distributions Solutions Conference in October, booth #151.

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Magliner Acquires Haulz-All

Posted on September 13th, 2017

Handtrucks2go has been a proud distributor of Magline and Haulz-All for many years now. It was with great excitement that we learned that Haulz-All has been acquired by Magline Inc. Bringing these two wonderful companies together is sure to bring our customers many more innovative products. Read the full press release below.

Magline, Inc., manufacturer of innovative material handling equipment, acquired the assets of Haulz-All powered industrial steel products by Novative Designs, Inc. Darryl Berlinger, currently President of Novative Designs, has accepted the role of Strategic Business Development Director at Magline.
The product acquisition complements Magline’s product portfolio by solidifying its strategy to support the safe and ergonomic movement of products. The battery powered platform of the Haulz-All products will assist with expansion into commercial and industrial markets.
Greg Ecker, Magline’s president & COO, said, “The acquisition of The Haulz-All product line is another step in our strategy to offer a line of best-in-class material handling products. This product acquisition fits well within our expanding line of power assisted products, and we are excited about the value it will generate.” Darryl Berlinger, Director of Strategic Business Development, added “I am very excited and honored to join Magline and its ever-widening portfolio of products and services. The proven Haulz-All propulsion system combined with Magline’s vast product line and industry recognized brand will provide customers with more choices to fit their particular material handling needs.”
The acquired products will continue to be produced under the Haulz-All brand until Magline launches under the Magliner brand; estimated relaunch is Q1 2018.
About Magline
As a leader in the material handling industry, Magline, Inc. is committed to creating innovative solutions that help people transport materials more safely and efficiently. For over 70 years, this has translated to creating an exceptional product and service experience that has earned long term customer loyalty. The focus remains on creating innovative products and services, driven by our customer needs and industry insights. Magline’s industry knowledge and expertise has evolved into the creation of a compelling customer value proposition.

 

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Electric Adjustable Pallet Jacks? Are they Available?

Posted on April 25th, 2017

Electric Adjustable Pallet Jack? Is that possible? Most forklifts and electric stackers usually come with adjustable forks, so if you need a fork size of 21″ and 27″ they would be easily adjustable. I for one have never found an adjustable powered electric walkies pallet jack yet.

So what is the solution if you 2 different size forks on your electric pallet jack? Well you can either buy 2 electric pallet jacks…very expensive…or you can use the all new PowerPallet Jack Convertor Kit together with the Wesco 272744 (21″-27″ wide x 48″ long) pallet jack or the Wesco 272747 (16″ – 20″ wide x 36″ long) both adjustable pallet jacks.

The 272747 is also a great solution if you need a shorter fork electric pallet jack, which are very expensive and hard to find.

Fitting the PowerPallet kit onto different jacks can be a bit tricky as we usually need to get quite a bit of technical information about your existing jack (this ensures we send you the proper fittings and plates), and there are some limitations as to which type of  jack it can fit on.

Now, thanks to our good friend Joel over at PowerPallet who has pretested the Powerpallet kit with these 2 Wesco models, all you have to do is tell us that you are using it for ones of these Wesco models and we will take over from there!

Have a look at this video demonstrating the PowerPallet in use as well as assembly instructions.

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ROI On Investing in an Electric Stair Climbing Hand Truck

Posted on June 17th, 2016

Investing in an electric stair climber for moving safes, stoves, HVAC equipment, is not cheap. Typically it starts at about $2,000 and can run all the way up to $7000. Having said that, in our opinion not having one is even more expensive. For starters, you need to hire 3 to 4 people to move it, which usually entails waiting for all the workers to arrive at the site.

Next in most cases you will need to detach the door in order to lighten the load.

Then comes the fun, once all the men are on the job. In this case 3 men were waiting for the 4th, who arrived after 45 minutes.

Now this is something that I myself witnessed, it is already another 45 minutes, and after tying around heavy duty straps, using pipes and wooden beams to enable the safe to slide up the steps, they have managed to move it about 3 steps. This particular safe only weighs approximately 600lbs.

Imagine trying to move a 900lb safe or something even heavier! After checking in at about an hour in, the walls, and tiles on the bottom landing have been damaged. The tiling is ceramic so it’s going to cost I am guessing a couple hundred bucks.

So is a stair climbing dolly cheap? No. But not having one is even more expensive!

If you are smart, you will head over to Handtrucks2go today and get yourself a stair climbing hand truck.

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