Tail Lifts And Why They Are Vital When Loading Heavy Furniture
Without a doubt, moving from one house to another can be hectic and more so, where you have many heavy items to move. However, this process need not give you much stress since you will get all the help you need from the mover that you will engage. In addition, loading heavy furniture can be done using tail lifts. Have you ever heard of them? Read along for a glimpse of what tail lifts are, as well as why you need them when loading heavy furniture.
What are tail lifts?
A tail rift refers to a machine that operates on a mechanical principle to handle, and lift heavy goods from one location and load them into a vehicle. They can also be used in offloading goods. These mechanical devices are fixed on the back of a lorry, van, or truck to make the loading process effortless. They can either be pneumatic or hydraulic, although there are cases of manual tail lifts.
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Importance of tail lifts when loading heavy furniture
If you have heavy furniture to move, loading them into a pick-up lorry can be stressful and hectic even for your mover especially without the appropriate loading tools. However, with the help of a tail lift, such stress is eased. Here are the benefits of using a tail lift:
- Eliminates the need for forklift truck: If you have a tail rift, you will not need to hire a forklift. This is because a tail lift has the capacity to lift heavy items which means your heavy furniture will be lifted and loaded effortless and easily onto the truck.
- Saves money: Hiring an individual to help you load your heavy furniture comes at a cost and so does the need to have a forklift truck. With a tail lift, you practically eliminate the need for manual labor, the risk of injury and damage to your goods. You therefore will save all the money that might have been used in acquisition of extra help, medical bills and paying for damaged goods.
- Ideal for loading items in a vehicle at a high height: At times, it can be hard to load heavy items into a tall lorry or truck. However, tail lifts have the advantage of height and hence, you can use them whenever there is a significant difference in height with respect to the load bed of the vehicle and the loading dock. The relative height of the tail lifts helps in loading items at whichever height and hence, eases the effort that would otherwise, have been used.
Do not strain so much wondering how your heavy furniture will get into the pick-up truck. All you need is a moving company that has tail lifts and all your furniture will be loaded in no time. However, it is important to ensure that the lifts are in good shape to avoid cases of falling items due to issues such as the lift not being able to hold a certain weight.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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