What are good, economical ways to move a home shop? The move is 1500 miles. I need to move an 11" lathe, Hardinge TM, Logan 8" shaper, Jet17" drill press, 4x6 bandsaw on cart, welder on cart, cutting rig cart & stuff, Famco 3R press w stand, 5'x5' welding table, two Vidmar tool cabinets, other stuff & stock.
I looked for lift gate trucks, nobody does one-ways. Trucks with ramps are available, ramps are narrow and limited in capacity. Right now I'm leaning toward a container. I'm thinking of 4x4 skids on big stuff, including the tool boxes, and a pallet jack.
Getting the stuff out of the basement is another issue, for which I'll probably use a ramp up the stairs, bracing beneath, a winch, and mdf floor covering to the garage.
Pros, cons, or other ideas appreciated. Thanks.