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Posted: 12/11/2013 7:01:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/11/2013 7:19:25 AM EDT by snaggletooth1925]
Getting out of the Army. Anyone have any suggestions? I have a Liberty Franklin 50. Its 1100lbs. To get it in the house it needs to go up 5 steps which is why Im considering a forklift(which could just place it on the deck). And to get it in the basement Id need movers.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 7:19:25 AM EDT
Not sure who to call, but I would look up riggers.  They can handle the heavy stuff.  Probably not cheap, but is is what they do for a living.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 7:24:09 AM EDT
You  don't  want  the  low  bidder( no  insurance ) or  what's  left  of  him  found  underneath  your  safe  at  the  bottom  of  those  stairs .  
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 7:54:53 AM EDT


Link Posted: 12/11/2013 8:27:43 AM EDT
My father is a logistics consultant. His company has move safes before. Want me to ask?
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 8:30:48 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By byuind:
My father is a logistics consultant. His company has move safes before. Want me to ask?
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Absolutely. See if they take payments in Kegs or bottles to please(only on completion of work of course)
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 11:37:16 PM EDT
If you are going to rent a machine get a telehandler not a fork lift.
A telehandler depending on your door width could put the safe into the house
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 1:37:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/12/2013 1:38:52 AM EDT by gunnnut]
I had a safe moved near Buffalo in October.  900+ pounds.

Down a flight and a half...up a half flight...moved 50 miles

Mayflower.  660$ 4 guys 4 hours

Mayflower Agents Near Buffalo, NY
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1. IHRIG MOVING & STORAGE
1845 DALE ROAD
BUFFALO, NY 14225
Telephone: (716) 852-2821
Toll Free: (800) 456-3478
http://www.ihrigmoving.com
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 2:39:11 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By gunnnut:
I had a safe moved near Buffalo in October.  900+ pounds.

Down a flight and a half...up a half flight...moved 50 miles

Mayflower.  660$ 4 guys 4 hours

Mayflower Agents Near Buffalo, NY
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1. IHRIG MOVING & STORAGE
1845 DALE ROAD
BUFFALO, NY 14225
Telephone: (716) 852-2821
Toll Free: (800) 456-3478
http://www.ihrigmoving.com
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My father consults for Unigroup which is Mayflower / United Van lines. I need to - from zip codes  weight, dimensions, location at origin, location at destination (flights of stairs etc) and anything else you think he might need to know
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 10:21:27 AM EDT
Try Zito movers......they have moved safes for people I know
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 2:11:18 AM EDT
Per Liberty, the door usually weighs about 1/2 of the safe. Remove the door, move it separately, you will find it is a whole lot more of a manageable operation.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 8:11:18 AM EDT
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Per Liberty, the door usually weighs about 1/2 of the safe. Remove the door, move it separately, you will find it is a whole lot more of a manageable operation.
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I'm hoping this is a option. I have no problem doing it if it can be don't and doesn't void the warrenty. I'll call them and get details.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 1:16:14 PM EDT
I'd go +1 on the Tele-handler.
At the very least get/rent and Appliance Dolly AND movers blankets.
Make sure the floor, steps, and pathway are solid enough to handle not only the weight of the safe, but the combined of it and three or four big ol' corn-fed MF's  Nothing like that creaking sound preceded by a very audible "snap" you hear before the floor gives way.  

http://www.uhaul.com/RentalItems/
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 1:51:17 PM EDT
There are actual safe jacks designed for this sort of thing
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