View Full Version : moving a cabinet? ok on its back?

26th June 2006, 08:30 PM
hey guys,

I finally have tracked down a cabinet!! I am getting a 20inch lowboy in great condition.

Now my question is: I am picking it up on Saturday, Am I able to lie it on it's back and put it in the back of a mates 4wd? or maybe trailer? or do I have to keep it upright? trip is about 45mins.

Id there anything I should do before I transport it?

any advice would be great! I will post some photos on Saturday!

26th June 2006, 08:40 PM
I've only moved two, both were on their back. When we lifted the second one from horizontal to vertical to get it off the trailer, the back fell off and the monitor started sliding out. Make sure its tightly in place is my word of advice!

The Pinny Parlour
26th June 2006, 08:46 PM
I have moved several cabs on their back and all was fine. As Sutekh has said, Some cabs have the monitor on a sliding board, (so one can rotate the monitor), make sure the monitor is fastened tighty. One or two wood screws with a cordless drill should do it.

28th June 2006, 10:32 AM
one of my machines didnt like being moved on its back
put the screen out of calibration at the top and bottom.. bendy
no matter what adjustments i use on the monitor, there are none for that specific pin cushion.
pos! lol

28th June 2006, 10:39 AM
I would never move a cabinet on its back.

If there is any crud in the tube it slides down onto the guns
and shorts them out. I know this from experience

28th June 2006, 11:23 AM
i moved two cabs, both on their sides (one in a volvo, one in a Berlingo) with no drama

but you need to be careful what is inside the cab. Most will have bits of metal, wire off cuts, dead cockroaches and other things that can find their way onto the chassis and cause nasty shorts.

I would recommended vacuuming the bottom of the cab (strange as this sounds) before moving it.

28th June 2006, 11:27 AM
I had one cab that i transported on its back and it got some funky crud stuck on the tube, so i have to agree with what hamish has to say.

28th June 2006, 11:35 AM
I agree with ric and hamish. The only cabs I ever moved on their backs were ones destined for stripping. Stand it up but ensure that the glass is secure, glass blowing/sliding out of incorrectly secured control panels is the only damage I have seen done to a cab from standing it for transport and on both occasions it was due to my laziness/being in a hurry. Of course if you only want the cab for the woodwork and there is nothing in it worth salavaging lie it on it's back.

Mickey Juice
28th June 2006, 12:52 PM
I've moved a 4 player LAI from ACT to Albury on it's back, plus a smaller generic cab.
Also moved all my cabs on their back when moving house.
Had no probs.

28th June 2006, 07:01 PM
Seems like it's 50/50 for people who move them on the backs. I am going to see if I can move it standing up. If I really can't think I will risk it.

The guy I bought it off actually moved it about a week ago on it's back:confused:

28th June 2006, 07:52 PM
in all the time ive been doing this ive never seen a tube wrecked cause it was moved on its back so i ask this question when upright where are the guns and yoke located ?? exactly pointing down id say if a tube faied just because it was moved it was ****ed anyway it some peoples thoughts are tue how does a cocktail tube survive ??

28th June 2006, 08:23 PM
i have been told a few times that after transporting cabs you're supposed to leave them sit for a while before turning them on too.

28th June 2006, 08:34 PM
My cab that i got from a certain operator up here ;) seemed to get crud stuck in the shadow mask simply by moving it on its back.

29th June 2006, 01:33 PM
i have been told a few times that after transporting cabs you're supposed to leave them sit for a while before turning them on too.

Yeah I heard that as well. It's going to kill me to get it home and just leave it there :o

Spoke to my mate and we are going to use a trailer - so it will now stand up the whole way home ;)

29th June 2006, 04:36 PM
What happens sometimes when you move a cab on it's back, the yoke might slip down, giving funky colours and strange convergence

As for crud falling into the guns, possible, but the tube would be flakey at best in the first place with something floating inside a vacum with highvoltage happening in there.

it is possible to damage the shadow mask, (remote possibllty) if that happens, the tube is junk.

Never had anyproblem laying cabs down. Just make sue there is nothing loose to damage anything, and this includes the harness as well

29th June 2006, 05:17 PM
I had one, that still had coins and broken glass wedge in it. After transporting it I guess a coin got stuck on the chassis, as when turned on.... well it didn't survive....