Moving a piano, organ or harpsichord:
It’s a job for professionals
Problem: Move an object weighing several hundred kilograms, having a large volume, fragile (the least small shock is prohibited), sensitive to temperature. Transporting a piano is really a business for experienced professionals using proper techniques as well as specialized tools.
The tools used are most often made by hand:
– straps from shoemakers, then adaptation of special buckles and rivets.
– The trolleys must support without any risk up to 500 kilos of load, be mounted on special rubberized soft wheels to not damage the floors of the places where we will have to move pianos, to have a solid and supple coating to not alter the piano in any ways.
– Several models of sledges are used for the grand piano transports, their sides are specially perforated to pass the straps, the angles are reinforced, the tops are carpeted. It should be noted that a sledge is an ancient transport tool, today we use specialized trolleys for grand pianos, the sledge today only serves for long distances example overseas transport.
– the trucks must have strong tie bars, heavy duty nylon straps and a loading ramp allowing going over obstacles.
Adapted tools are not everything, it is necessary to study transport on departure and on arrival – each piano and each move are unique – see the delicate passages, measure, anticipate and protect.
Once the prospecting is done, it is necessary to combine the flexibility and the strength of each member of the team in the same tactics. Teams often have 10 to 20 years of common practice, the automatisms, the roles defined to each are significant assets for your piano to be transported with the maximum of guarantees.
Piano transport: A profession that has changed!
The statistics speak for themselves, mobility is the new trend: students, young adults looking for a first job, employees and unemployed workers. Professional mobility, decentralization, attractiveness of certain regions for climatic reasons: all these factors have given a new dimension to the moving sector.
The profession has evolved and specialized, revealing three main areas of action: the moving of private individuals, the moving of companies and the international moves.
These areas require specific skills and appropriate training. Our business brings together great wealth – diversity of situations, team work, openness to varied human relations, but also offers real opportunities for change: team leader, foreman, advisor, head of agency…
A profession upgraded and focused on the know-how (management of different stages, disassembly, packaging, loading) expertise (technical knowledge of all models of pianos and transport equipment) and control of contact
A truly job-creating activity, a job against boredom,
or a professional training is offered to you !
You and the transport sector!
To each sector, its workspace. The strength of the moving teams is an active presence on all fronts, exchanges, an essential role at a key moment in the life of a family or a company.
It is this concern for performance at the service of customers that has made the profession “a profession in tune with the times”, which generates values in line with the aspirations of today.