Archive for July, 2012

Big tools to get big jobs done

Last September, Coast Machinery Movers got the job of removal, transportation, skidding, crating and delivery of four 140,000 lb presses, four 115,000 lb presses, and six truck loads of support equipment to be delivered to Port Hueneme.

Concentration, trust, rock-solid work ethic… These are the characteristics of truly skilled Machinery Movers

The interesting part about this job? The presses needed to be shipped off to China in three weeks when we first got the order to take care of it. So, we had three weeks to:

  • Design and fabricate steel skids for 100,000lb+ presses going across the Pacific ocean on a boat, that – y’know, moves around a bit
  • Arrange for crating and packing on a timeline that would require NOT a single misstep by craters due to time constraints
  • Follow through with aforementioned tasks and get these big machines up to Port Hueneme

A big undertaking with little time. Showcasing our ability and dedication to provide solutions to your goals.


Coast is in Chile

Coast is in Chile

Last spring, Beard Equipment Company, sister company to Coast Machinery Movers, purchased a newspaper press line weighing in at over five hundred tons from The Los Angeles Times in OrangeCounty. Through Beard Equipment’s marketing capabilities and contacts some components of the press were sold to El Mercurio, one of Chile’s largest newsletter companies, based in Santiago, Chile.

Press Line

Midway through a full press line removal. Gantry system was used properly dismantle the line.

Coast Machinery Movers removed the decommissioned press with a special gantry system, a 50-ton tri-lifter and specialty mechanical work. Coast’s responsibility included prepping, dismantling, and loading into sea containers for overseas shipment. Components arrived in good condition to El Mercurio to be used for color enhancements for their daily publications. The dismantling of the press was completed on-time and under budget while utilizing innovative rigging techniques to maintain the integrity of surrounding commissioned press lines.