Finding storage solutions for heavy machinery isn’t an easy task. Today, the Affordable Family Storage team has a few tips and tricks to help you make the most out of whatever storage solution you come up with for your heavy machinery.
Cleaning everything you plan to move into storage is a good habit to get into, and that is especially the case for heavy machinery. Since these machines are used in a variety of situations, dust, dirt, and grime can build up over time. Before you move them into whatever storage solution you have come up with, take some time and thoroughly clean the machine. Preparing the machines before they go into storage will reduce the likelihood of rust and deterioration. A bit of prep work beforehand can save you tremendous time, effort, and money in the long run.
Heavy machinery can’t be stored just anywhere. These machines cost thousands of dollars and aren’t exactly easy to move. When searching for storage solutions, you want to find a place that you can easily transport the machines in and out of. This means searching for a storage space that has drive-up access, roll up doors, and other features that make moving that much easier.
Since your heavy machinery is something you want to move as few times as possible, a bit of planning can go a long way. If you know the dimensions of your storage area and your machines, you can map out exactly how you plan on storing everything before you even load up the machines. Be sure to factor in parts that extend out from the base of the machine to keep from damaging any of the parts.
Getting the machines into your storage space is one thing. Being able to get them back out is an entirely different problem. Leave enough space that you can get whatever people and equipment around the machine to get it out of the storage area. We also recommend putting equipment that you plan on using more frequently toward the front of the storage area so that you don’t have to move a bunch of machines out of the way every time you need access.
If you are in need of storage solutions for heavy machinery, extra job supplies, or just want to make more space in your home, Affordable Family Storage in Ozark is here to help. Come visit our location up the hill from the Historic Ozark City Square and see how our storage solutions can help your situation!