Tips for moving a Heidelberg Windmill?

I’m looking to move a 10x15 Windmill in my garage. Anybody has tips for doing it by yourself? Renting a moving truck? How can I get it on and off the truck? Do I really need a crane? I hope I could save some money by doing it myself with the help of a couple friends instead of paying for industrial movers.
thank you!

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Just think of Health and Safety.
Not only for yourself but also the machine.
get some quotes from engineers/ machinery movers.
They will do it far quicker and more efficiently than you and friends will ever do.
I have moved several, but always with a professional mover in charge.
Remember this machine weighs a ton, and one slip and extensive damage could be done to both personell and machine.

windmills are very tippy, the base is narrow, its one thing to move them around in your shop, but to get them in a truck, seek professional help. good luck dick g.

yeah, you are looking at 3000 lbs, and they are tippy. The pros will have the right tools.
For ours, they used forklifts, and bars that run through the holes on the press, below the platen. They put them on a big flatbed trailer with the forklifts. it was a fairly heavy duty operation.
How far is this going?
I haved moved my Vandercook, which is 1100lbs once or twice, more or less by myself/with some buddies, and even that was a bit of heaving, and being careful, and wishing we had all the better equipment, and all that. A heidelberg will be twice that effort.
its do-able if your buddies have the right tools, or some real experience with heavy stuff, just think it thorugh all the way first, and do the math twice.
good luck :)

as said, more like 3400 lbs, and top heavy. I would suggest riggers who specialize in moving awkward printing machinery, such as the Heidelberg Windmill. Otherwise, your precious model could wind up on its side. Ouch. I’ve seen this done EVERY TIME the mover tries to cut corners.

Sidebar: It is rumored that during WWII, the Heidelberg T platens were air-dropped into war zones by parachute, and used for printing propaganda leaflets and whatnot. They are tough, but they are not indestructible.