A Guide to Machinery Moving: Equipment, Technology, and Expertise

Machinery moving is a critical component within various industries, enabling the relocation and installation of equipment essential for production and operations. But what exactly is machinery moving? In simple terms, it involves the transport of heavy machinery and oversized equipment from one location to another, often involving meticulous dismantling, secure packing, careful transport, and precise reinstallation processes. This service is pivotal for industries such as manufacturing, mechanical, electrical, data centers, and more, serving as the backbone for industrial advancements and operational scalability.

Understanding the importance of heavy equipment moving requires recognizing its relevance across various sectors. In the manufacturing sector, the precise relocation of machinery is critical for maintaining production lines and ensuring the seamless operation of the factory.

Superior Rigging & Erecting Co. is a company that is a beacon of reliability and perfection in the field of machinery moving. Based in Atlanta, GA, we specialize in providing comprehensive machinery moving services, encompassing crane rental, specialized rigging, and steel erecting across the Southeast. With over 70 years of experience, we’ve successfully completed some of the most complex heavy steel projects in the nation, establishing ourselves as the epitome of expertise and excellence in machinery moving. Our commitment to safety, customer satisfaction, and innovative solutions has allowed us to deliver exceptional results, “Making The Tough Look Easy.”

Different Aspects of Machinery Moving

It’s important to understand the various components associated with machinery moving. It’s not just about shifting equipment from point A to point B. It involves intricate processes and various types of machinery, each accompanied by its unique requirements and challenges.

Heavy and Oversized Equipment

Moving heavy and oversized equipment often requires specialized knowledge and tools to ensure the secure and safe transit of such equipment. Precise planning and execution are mandatory to avoid any damage or accidents during the move, which is largely dependent on the dimensions and weight of the equipment.

Machinery Movers and Rigging Services

Machinery movers play an important role in organizing the process of relocating machinery. They are responsible for the safe dismantling, secure packing, careful transport, and precise installation of equipment. Here, rigging services become valuable, providing the necessary support and equipment to lift, lower, and move heavy items, making sure that the machinery remains intact throughout the relocation process.

From Storage to Transportation and Installation

The transition process is multi-faceted, encompassing various stages from machinery storage to installation. Initially, the machinery is carefully stored before transit. We provide secure transportation, ensuring safe arrival at the destination. The final stage involves the careful installation of the machinery and preparing it for operation. Each stage requires attention to detail and specialized handling to safeguard the machinery’s operational viability.

Types of Machinery Involved

Machinery moving deals with a variety of equipment types, such as heavy machinery, industrial machinery, and medical equipment. Each type of machinery requires a unique approach, given its distinct operational functionalities and installation requirements. Whether it’s moving robust industrial machines or an entire factory relocation, we have the skilled experts to approach a transport plan with precision and care.

With Superior Rigging & Erecting Co. as your partner in machinery moving, we deliver expertise and precision through every step. Our team, with extensive experience and advanced tools, ensures the seamless, safe, and efficient relocation of your equipment. With our constant commitment to excellence, our mission is to deliver unparalleled results and exceptional performance for your project.

SRE’s Expertise in Machinery Moving

Navigating the complexities of machinery moving demands a partner with proven expertise and a history of excellence, and this is where Superior Rigging & Erecting Co. stands out. With a lasting legacy of providing the best service for clients, we’ve mastered the science of machinery moving, successfully delivering a complete line of projects with precision and reliability.

Extensive Experience

As a leader in the specialized rigging and machinery moving industry, we have completed many complex machinery moving projects, each with its unique challenges. Our profound knowledge and hands-on experience have enabled us to refine our approaches, ensuring optimal outcomes for our clients.

In locations around the Southeast, our hard work has contributed to numerous successful relocation projects. Our service portfolio extends to maintenance projects for data centers, mission-critical, water treatment facilities, paper mills, and oil reclamation plants. With these, we have moved everything from boilers, motors, and generators to rollers, fabric machines, and printing machines. We have also installed comprehensive fire protection systems, further showcasing our versatility in the field.

Cutting-Edge Equipment and Technology

In our pursuit of excellence, we employ state-of-the-art equipment and advanced technology, such as mini cranes, gantries, versa lifts, and large forklifts that are capable of handling loads up to 400 tons. We have also used techniques like swivel skates, jacking, and setting or skating to move machinery with utmost precision. Our commitment to innovation allows us to address the varied needs of machinery moving with unparalleled efficiency, regardless of the machinery type or project scale.

Superior Rigging & Erecting Co.’s commitment to exceptional service, safety, and innovative solutions has established us as the preferred choice for machinery moving. Whether it’s a super load, medical equipment, or a complete plant relocation, our experienced team ensures a seamless, secure, and efficient transition, reinforcing our motto, “We Make The Tough Look Easy.”

Important Considerations in Machinery Moving

When taking on machinery moving projects, it is important to understand the amount of considerations it takes to ensure a smooth transition and installation. Superior Rigging & Erecting Co. is an expert in navigating these considerations, ensuring every project is executed with perfection.

Factory and Plant Relocation

Factory and plant relocations pose a variety of challenges, from handling super loads to long-distance transitions. Whether it’s relocating new machinery or an entire plant, considerations like the scale, distance, and type of load play a significant role in outlining the approach and resources required for the job.

Professional Handling of Equipment

The diversity in machinery types requires a need for professional handling and specialized knowledge. Each piece of equipment requires a different approach to guarantee its functionality during the move, which emphasizes the importance of using an experienced machinery mover. Beyond the type and scale of machinery, considerations such as transportation services, crating services, and the available square feet of the new location are critical factors. These elements demand planning and coordination to make sure the machinery is delivered safely and securely.

Superior Rigging & Erecting Co. guarantees a seamless and efficient machinery moving experience for our clients. Our detail-oriented approach, combined with our expertise and advanced equipment, positions us as a trusted partner in the machinery moving industry.

Why Choose SRE for Your Next Project with Machinery Moving

Selecting the right partner for machinery moving is pivotal, and Superior Rigging & Erecting Co. emerges as the preferred choice. Our firm is rooted in a dedicated commitment to exceeding client expectations, delivering exceptional service, and producing top-notch results in every project. This dedication is what solidifies our standing in the manufacturing industry, marking us as a trusted partner in machinery moving. In the realm of manufacturing, we don’t just provide services; we offer unmatched solutions for your business, addressing the distinct challenges of each project with a customer-centric approach. This deliberate focus emphasizes our essential role in leading the industry, enhancing operational efficiencies, and fostering innovative thinking.

Choosing Superior Rigging & Erecting Co. means you are opting for unparalleled expertise and unbeatable customer service. Whether the project involves moving a heavy load or relocating an entire plant, we guarantee precision, utmost care, and a consistent commitment to delivering excellent results.

Contact Us for Your Machinery Moving Needs

Let’s embark on your next project together! Let us leverage our skilled team of experts to deliver a stress-free and seamless move of your heavy equipment and machinery. Contact Superior Rigging & Erecting Co. today to discover the excellence we offer with our machinery moving and rigging services!


This article was reviewed for accuracy by the Crane Operations Manager, Darrell Clayborne.

Darrell Clayborne is a Certified Crane Operator and operates Superior’s LTM 1300 6.2 crane. With over 20 years of experience at Superior Rigging & Erecting Co., he has operated the company’s largest crane at the time, and he is an expert in transporting a fleet of heavy equipment. Clayborne has worked on several noteworthy projects at SRE, including erecting and disassembling roller coasters at Six Flags and operating a crane at the Atlanta airport. Clayborne also manages daily operations for SRE’s increasing equipment fleet.

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