This post is inspired by the discussion of "huge milling machines for sale".
I find it that owning, minimally repairing or reselling various moderately heavy machinery is fun and profitable. By heavy I mean stuff under a ton, obviously not a lot by many people's standards, but quite a bit for a homeowner like myself. Things such as generators and compressors, that sort of thing.
So far, I used a chain hoist depicted here:and various wooden platforms on casters. I have a nice concrete garage, and a concrete walkway to the concrete patio in the yard. So, this equipment can be moved. There is about 2" "step" at the garage entrance. I am looking for practical, preferably non-powered, suggestions and experiences how you people move heavy things about.