Using Your Airsled
Professional Moving Equipment
How To Use
When using Airsled load movement product, overcome onsite obstacles using the following recommendations. Please contact us if you need additional assistance using your Airsled system. You can also check out our VIDEOS page to see our products in action.
Floor Surface Problems
The smoother the surface, the easier it is to move a load with an Airsled system. If moving the load over carpet, dirty floors or other porous surfaces, use the rough surface/carpet adapters. After the air beams are in position under the load, slide one plastic adapter under each air beam. Tuck the other two adapters slightly under the first two and extend them out in front. Turn on the blower and glide the load from one set of adapters to the next. If moving farther than 3 feet, reuse the first set of adapters to extend the nonporous track. A vinyl/plastic runner or surface protection paper works also well for moving longer distances. Always overlap the adapters in the direction you are moving. Carpet adapters can be used moving from uncarpeted to carpeted areas, over doorjambs, closet tracks, thresholds or porous flooring.
Low Overhead Clearance
There should be at least 1-1/2″ clearance between the top of the load and any overhead cabinets or fixtures. The force of the air beams lifting the load can collapse or unhinge an overhanging fixture. If the overhead clearance is less than 1-1/2″, try opening the air release valve on the hose at the top of the tee-connector before turning on the blower. If it is still too tight, try toggling the blower switch by rapidly turning it off and on to provide enough air for movement without a high forceful lift. Test these methods carefully to ensure you will have enough clearance.
Air Beams Won't Slide Under the Load
Tilt the front of the appliance by pushing against the top front. Slide a 1/2″ thick block of wood under one corner. This will provide enough clearance to slide each air beam into place. When repositioning in the new location, replace the block under the front corner before turning off the blower. Turn off the blower, remove the air beams and then remove the wood block from under the load.
Air Beams Won't Go Through the Rear of the Load
If the air beams are hitting rear wheels, move the load forward to reposition the load. The air beams should now extend slightly past the rear of the load. If the side of load is accessible, slide the air beams through the side. The other method is to align the air beams in a V shape so that the outside corners of each are positioned under the sides of the load.
Inflated Air Beams Do Not Fully Contact Load
The un-inflated air beams work best when within 1/4″of the base of load and the contact points are flat. Airsled spacer sticks or wooden blocks can be used to bridge the gap.
If Load is Floating Lower in Rear Than in Front
Use the foot brace or step on the front of the inflated air beams near the hose connections to force more air to the back. Move the floating load toward you 6″ to 12″. Turn the blower off. Check to see if the air beams will easily slide under further. The closer the front is to the hose fittings the easier it is to move.
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