Any recommendations for individuals or companies in the NYC-metro area that can move a press? Specifically looking for someone with expertise in moving presses or specialized equipment. (We recently moved it from the West Coast to NJ and while it made it safely, it was not a very smooth experience.)
This is in the NJ area outside NYC (Nutley to Montclair) and the press is a Vandercook 317. Moving from a garage on both ends (no stairs or tight doorways).
The Hicks Brothers originally sold me the press and moved it into my place in CA and were great. I’d love to find someone similar out here (if someone similar like that even exists!)
Thanks in advance for any recommendations!
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You may want to reach out to Paul Brubaker out of Meyerstown,PA. 717-628-5243. He may be able to help or set you in the right direction. Also you should introduce yourself to Paul Moxon [email protected] re: www.vandercookpress.info
I’m in Westchester County, NY near TZ bridge. Moved a Vandercook Universal 1 with a few friends a few years ago. But the 317 appears to be about 25% larger and heavier.
Can give you some tips if your interested.
If your 317 is secured to a pallet, and the cylinder is strapped down, you can move it with a pallet jack and a flat bed wrecker. I’ve moved an SP20 that way, and garage-to-gaarge should be a breeze. With the help of a very handy friend, I’ve moved my 317 with a pallet jack, a fork lift, and a flat bed trailer.
Thanks so much for the input Steve and Bill. Much appreciated! Excited to get the press into its more permanent home so I don’t have to keep moving it. :)
I don’t know if Greg Timko is still there or still in business — he was located on Long Island and did a lot of press moving and installation and repair for many years. Take a look at http://www.briarpress.org/1342
Here is a video of my press being moved by a local tow truck.
It won’t help you in NY but it gives an idea of how it went. This press you will see was on an aluminum welded dolly with heavy duty casters, made it much easier of course. The wood 4x4’s were a quick attachment to get it over a small obstruction at the garage door, that’s why they are loose. The girl in the video is the proud new owner.