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Riggers & Machine Movers - What Do They Do_

Machine Movers & Riggers – What Do They Do?

Rigging or Machine Moving is the art of moving, lifting, landing or assembly/erection of large or heavy machines and loads. Sometimes it’s not even that the load is overly large, but that it’s in a location where installing or moving it requires the load to travel through environments that are remote, difficult to access, or […]

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60/80 Versa-Lift Guiding New Cooker into Plant

Cooker Replacement at Rendering Plant

“Cooking” with No Downtime A&A Machinery Moving, Inc. was contracted to replace a Dupps cooker unit at a Central Pennsylvania rendering plant. The cooker unit, with an assembled weight of 141,000 lbs., was replaced during the off-hours of a second and third shift to avoid downtime and maintain production. Project Scope: Phase 1 – Receive […]

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Why Hiring Qualified Machinery Movers is a No Brainer

Why Hiring Qualified Machinery Movers is a No-Brainer

No two industries are exactly the same, just as no two machines are exactly the same. There are many different sizes, shapes, and weights of machinery; some pieces being massive in size and weight. Due to the sheer size and weight of some machinery, such as a 500 Ton Verson straight-side press, lifting and relocating […]

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4 Ways to Dispose of Idled Machinery

4 Options for Disposing Machinery

In the sports world, there comes a time when the General Manager of an organization has to make an important decision when it comes to players on the team: Keep an aging, veteran player vegetating on the roster, trade the veteran player for a player in return, or release the veteran player; making room for […]

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Why You Shouldn't Fear Buying Used Machinery Blog Post

Why You Shouldn’t Fear Buying Used Machinery

Whether you’re an established manufacturer or a local start-up machine shop, when you’re looking to purchase machinery, you typically consider two options: buying new or used. New machinery certainly has its pros, and businesses will opt to source new equipment based on assumptions of advantages such as better efficiency and cheaper maintenance. Likewise, buying used […]

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Move a Vertical Milling Machine

Simple Steps to Move a Vertical Milling Machine

Proper Lifting and Moving Techniques for Vertical Milling Machines “You mauled that milling machine! You mauled that milling machine!” This is what Tim Cromwell, Manager of Sales & Acquisitions of A&A Machinery Sales heard in the aftermath, as two unqualified operators moved a Bridgeport Mill at an auction. Due to the Mill not being properly […]

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Riggers Insurance

Does Your Rigger Have the Right Insurance?

Does your rigger have the right insurance? Here’s how to check in 30 seconds or less.  So you invested in a new machine. You hired a rigger or machine mover to unload that new, pricey asset and move it into location inside your plant or facility. Like most buyers today, you require the rigger to […]

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2019 Safety Crane & Rigging Award

A&A Machinery Recognized with Rigging Safety Award

A&A Machinery Moving, Inc. received the 2019 Crane & Rigging Group Safety Award from the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) at its Annual Conference in Carlsbad, Calif., on April 27, 2019. The SC&RA is an international organization comprised of more than 1,400 members from 46 nations.  The SC&RA Crane & Rigging Group Safety Award […]

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2019-ZeroAccidents Crane & Rigging

Zero Recordable Accidents Leads to Award from SC&RA

A&A Machinery Moving, Inc. received the 2019 Crane & Rigging Group Zero Accidents Award from the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) at their Annual Conference in Carlsbad, Calif., on April 27, 2019. The SC&RA is an international organization comprised of more than 1,400 members from 46 nations. The SC&RA Crane & Rigging Group Zero […]

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Versa-Lift unloading 300T press

300 Ton Press Removal & Replacement

Scope of Work:  Perform disconnects of old press Remove and dispose old 300 Ton Bliss press Receive and unload new 300 Ton Komatsu press Transfer and place in location new press A&A Machinery’s 30+ years installing, removing, and relocating manufacturing equipment of all sizes and shapes is one of the many reasons the team was […]

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Prefab Concrete Building Rigging

Electrical Contractor Rigging Support – Prefab Building Turn-Key Install

Scope of Work:  Provided turn-key rigging package to delivery and install prefabricated communications building Received prefab building directly from the manufacturer for our customer Stored in our warehouse until project schedule permitted Provided test pick of prefab building with a Versa-Lift at our warehouse prior to delivery Arranged over-dimensional permits and transportation for the 10 […]

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Top Rigging Images of 2018

Top Project Images – 2018

Rigging is an art form in its own right. And a picture is worth a thousand words. What better way to show off our experiences, capabilities, and innovative solutions than with project images taken by our craft professionals, project managers, and other team members from the past twelve months. We’ve worked with many great customers […]

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