Are you looking for a safe and efficient way to move vehicles by loading all four wheels? Get to know the different four-wheel vehicle movers available today and find out which solution is the best match for your particular needs.
As explained in this interview with Magnus Grafström, CTO of Stringo, there is an increased market demand for four-wheel vehicle movers; partly due to the electrification of the automotive industry. By loading all four wheels, the vehicle can be moved without starting the engine or rotating the wheels.
Today, car dollies or vehicle skates are commonly used to push vehicles over a short, smooth distance. These simple tools might be enough when you only need to lift all four wheels as a quick fix. As a day-to-day solution on a larger scale, however, they are hardly a safe nor efficient option.
If you need four-wheel moving that is both of these, and can be operated by a single person without manual force, there are two main options to choose from. You can either add a flexible extension to an existing two-wheel vehicle mover or invest in a larger machine dedicated exclusively to four-wheel moving.
3 questions that will help you evaluate your four-wheel moving needs:
- Frequency: How often do you need to load a vehicle by all four wheels?
- Environment: In which facilities are you moving your vehicles?
- Flexibility: How much do your vehicle moving needs vary?
2 options for safe and efficient four-wheel vehicle moving
Below, you can get familiar with the two main solutions for four-wheel vehicle moving available on the market today. Which one would be the best fit for your facility?
The Stringo DuoMover lets you temporarily convert a regular Stringo to a four-wheel mover. This flexible off-the-shelf solution is optimal when:
- Moving vehicles by two wheels is often enough, but you also regularly need to move a car by all four wheels, which makes flexibility a high priority
- You move your cars in an environment with enough space to access the vehicle from all sides
- You are already using a regular Stringo; upgrading it with a Stringo DuoMover makes more sense than buying another machine
Where is the Stringo DuoMover typically used?
The most typical environment is the end-of-line at a car manufacturing plant. With a Stringo DuoMover, a single person can quickly and safely move a non-starter out of the way without having to pause the assembly line.
The Stringo DuoMover is also popular among car dealers and car repair workshops where employees occasionally need to move a car without rotating the wheels.
Dedicated four-wheel mover
This prolonged version of the Stringo was originally developed as a customized four-wheel solution for a specific client to enable four-wheel lifting in a challenging environment. A dedicated four-wheel mover is a more suitable option than a Stringo DuoMover when:
- You routinely need to move vehicles by all four wheels (and rarely or never by only two wheels)
- You need to move your vehicles in an environment where you can’t access the vehicle from all sides
- You aren’t using a Stringo today and prefer a dedicated four-wheel solution rather than buying both a regular Stringo and a Stringo DuoMover
Where is a dedicated four-wheel mover typically used?
Dedicated four-wheel movers are often used in testing environments where vehicles need to be lifted onto a dyno cell without turning the wheels. They are also recommended for manufacturers or dealers of electric cars, where rotating the wheels of a vehicle with the engine turned off could damage the car’s electrical system.
Can’t find what you’re looking for?
At Stringo, we’re constantly improving and developing our products to fit the ever-changing needs of our customers and the market. If you can’t find a vehicle mover that matches your requirements within our product range, don’t hesitate to contact us. We often produce customer-specific machines to make sure our vehicle movers are perfectly adapted to the facilities where they will be used.