A Kniterate knitting machine is pretty heavy and we don't want you to hurt yourself when you're eagerly unpacking and setting up your machine. We strongly recommend to use a professional service to lift, carry and place the machine, such as piano movers or furniture movers for example, and to always carry or lift the machine with a minimum of 4 people. Never try to carry or lift the machine on your own.
Please use gloves, goggles and and safety boots during transportation and rehearse the operation of lifting and carrying the machine to make sure the way is clear and nothing unexpected will occur.
Find a complete unboxing and transportation video here.
Transportation of the crate
The crate with contents weighs 305 kg / 672 pounds.
Your machine will be delivered in a sturdy wooden crate. We recommend moving the crate as close as possible to the location where you want the machine to be set up by using a pallet jack. In case using a pallet jack is not possible for you, you can place on dollies as well, but note that you will want an extra set of dollies if you still need to move the machine without the crate.
Transportation of the machine
After opening the crate, you can move the machine to the workbench you will place it on.
The machine weighs 210 kg / 463 pounds.
Always lift the machine from both sides simultaneously using the handles. Make sure to never tilt the machine by lifting one side from the surface only. This could irreversibly damage internal components of the machine. When you're already lifting the machine from both sides, it can be tilted.
Note: The weight of the machine is distributed more in the back than in the
front. It is advised that the persons carrying the back use two handles each,
while the persons carrying the front use one handle.
Optional: Remove the carriage to decrease the weight of the machine by
25 kg / 55 pounds.