Before moving an apartment or office, we need to know what vehicle we need, which will quickly and efficiently move things from point A to the destination point. It is worth taking into account, because incorrect specifications of the dimensions of all elements – quantity, dimensions, load – mean that we can get to the place of removal by a car that will not meet the expected requirements.
The car may be too small and not fit all things, so we have to do the cycle twice, for example, so – not only will you save time, but you will have to pay twice as much. On the other hand, remember that you don’t need a furniture car for one refrigerator and a bed or two desks and two chairs.
Therefore, it is necessary to correctly measure and approximate all aspects related to the transportation of goods.
The best 3 types of furniture transport trucks
We created this guide to present three of our cars, which are dimensionally adapted to personal expectations, and created on the basis of experience gained in working with customers.
The luggage compartment is the smallest of the three cars available.
- Colloquially called “delivery truck”. Usually you choose this car when you need to move furniture from a small studio apartment, office and rooms with a total area of \u200b\u200bnot exceeding 25 m2. It is also possible to safely transport only household appliances and small electronics in the luggage compartment. Items weighing up to 1 ton can be placed in the delivery truck. Cargo area 350cm x 175cm x 185cm.
- The container is the second largest vehicle available in our offer. You can order this car to transport things from 2-3 rooms, a studio apartment, a studio apartment or an office with a total size of not more than 50 square meters. The container is also suitable for transporting large pieces of furniture weighing up to 1.5 tons. The vehicle’s cargo area measures 420cm x 210cm x 210cm.
- The latest available in our offer is Car Furniture. It is the largest car that can accommodate things from an apartment (4-5 rooms) or offices with a total area of no more than 100 square meters. This vehicle is also suitable for transporting oversized cargo, as its maximum payload is 4.3 tons, and the cargo area is 620 cm x 240 cm x 240 cm.
Since you already know the surfaces and load capacity our individual cars have, use our calculator which will give you an estimated price for transportation. In case of any doubts, we are here to help.
Correct size placement of furniture truck
Moving furniture is a big challenge. It is hard work related to removing furniture, securing it and later moving it. Of course, transportation itself is not a problem, but to do this, you need to choose a car and pack furniture for it.
Companies that deal with professional removals or people who work in the woodworking industry face a difficult choice, which is to buy the right vehicle for the job. So what should you pay attention to when choosing a car? First of all, the dimensions of the transported cargo, its height, width, length and even weight.
Which car do you choose to move?
The above parameters will help determine the size and structure of the building.
The most selectable lengths for this type of structure are 4200 mm or 4900 mm, the standard width of the container is 2100-2200 mm and the height is 2000-2200 mm.
Types of containers for moving furniture cars?
Once we know the size of the container we need, the question is what kind of container to choose? Laminate or aluminum? The answer is simple – we choose a lightweight container in order to get the largest possible loading capacity on the vehicle. The most popular in the furniture industry is the aluminum case, which, thanks to the use of aluminum elements in its structure, allows a light body weight, and, accordingly, a high loading capacity of the vehicle.
The structure of the walls of the container is made of aluminum plates. The fastening system is based on aluminum profiles, which ensures the lightness of the structure. The floor in the container can be made according to the customer’s preferences – plywood, Marothann screed or aluminum sheet – this choice should be made based on the specifics of the transported goods. To facilitate the safe transportation of furniture, it is advisable to use additional container equipment, such as stuffing the container from the inside with felt, which prevents damage to the furniture in the event, for example, of sudden braking, when the furniture may shift. To secure the load, regardless of the points on the floor, it is worth using a specially designed “ladder” rail for securing the load. The tape can be installed on both the side walls and the front wall of the building, at any height and in any number, commensurate with the needs of the customer. The optimal solution for loading large and heavy dimensions (eg furniture) is a self-loading lift mounted on the container door or, in the second option, installed instead of the tailgate, closed with a flap on the actuators. By installing a self-loading elevator, we facilitate the driver’s work, save him from carrying heavy objects and, above all, shorten the loading time.
When choosing a car for your company, you can consult our consultant who will help you in choosing the right car, financing and insurance.
Other options for furniture transport vehicles
Transport company or private car? Which car do you choose to move? Planning to move an apartment and wondering which car you will need to move all your belongings? Have you collected all your belongings and don’t know the easiest way to move them to a new place? Read the article below, which will help you decide which car to move.
Which car is suitable for moving?
For many of us, an apartment is a very important place. We like to feel comfortable in it, and we usually spend a lot of time relaxing, resting and spending time with family or friends. Often, one of the very important aspects of well-being is the interior of our apartment. That is why we buy new furniture or take old ones that we cannot give up. In addition, there are various accessories, decorations, electronics, home appliances, clothing and personal items. Moving or moving furniture or equipment is a big and dangerous task that keeps us awake.
Every time. The number one problem that stands in our way is the right choice of a vehicle to transport furniture and all our belongings.
3 common sizes of home moving trucks
- The basic and the smallest is the so-called delivery truck up to 3.5 tons. The load capacity of this vehicle is about 1.5 tons and 10 cubic meters, thanks to which it will allow us to transport equipment for a small studio or pallet.
- A container ship is the largest and most widely used vehicle for transporting goods. Its cargo area is about 20 cubic metres. This allows us to move items from a standard 2-3 or even 4 room apartment or 8 pallets.
- The largest is the furniture car – its load capacity starts from 40 cubic meters, depending on the model. During transportation with such a car, you do not have to worry about not having enough space.
Moving or moving furniture by a passenger car
We also have our own car or our friends’ car at our disposal. There are advantages and disadvantages to choosing this option. Certainly, one of the biggest advantages is the fact that we have a car on hand and we don’t usually have to involve anyone to help with this, we are independent. A passenger car will easily enter every street and pass through every gate. You do not have to worry about the additional costs of renting a car, as well as the reservation and free period at the rental company. Undoubtedly, the disadvantage is the small capacity of the passenger car. Not every piece of furniture fits into a car cabin, even with the seats folded. Small capacity is also associated with having to take many trips, which increases the costs associated with using more fuel.
Mobility by car with trailer
An alternative to moving furniture on a passenger car is to attach a trailer to it. Thanks to this, we will get a space that will fit larger dimensions such as cabinets or household appliances. Often we have the option of renting a trailer by the hour, thanks to which the cost of this service is not very expensive. The extra space also means fewer trips, thus saving money on fuel. But there are also drawbacks – remember that we must have a hook installed to attach the trailer. In addition, it should be noted that driving with a trailer is not the easiest. Even a skilled driver who does not yet have experience driving a long vehicle can have problems even with simple maneuvers. It should also be remembered that, according to the regulations, the total weight of a passenger car with a trailer, baggage and passengers cannot exceed 3.5 tons.
Choose a moving company
Another solution is to choose a moving company that, based on our decision, will take care of the complete removal or move only the indicated furniture and objects to a new location. The time saved is an obvious advantage of this option. At our request, company employees can pack and secure all things, and then transfer them to a delivery truck, which will transport our belongings to a new apartment. Only the last stage will be unpacking and leaving the furniture in the place specified by the customer.
Sometimes the transportation cost seems too high. Summing up, however, the costs associated with independent moving of furniture and the time it takes, it turns out that hiring a moving company can be a good decision.
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