Machine and machinery skates

Air Powered Machine Moving Skates and Equipment Will Make Moving Your Loads A Breeze

These powerful pneumatic powered machine moving skates are both safe and very easy to use. These air powered skates systems are available in weight capacities ranging from 1 ton thru 100 tons and all points in between.

Machine Moving Skates | Material Handling Equipment While industrial machine moving generally involves cranes, pulleys and other similar traditional tools, Hovair Systems offers a different viewpoint to lifting and moving heavy machines – by lifting them from below using top quality machinery skates to do the work for you. Air Skates are not only safe and easy to use, they are also very cost-effective when considering they can be used over and over again.

Hovair Systems are a leading air skate manufacturer and have over 40 years experience in machine rigging via air caster systems.

Hovair Systems air bearing powered systems are designed to lift and move heavy loads and machines that are too heavy for conventional methods such as forklift trucks, overhead gantry and crane methods.


Machine Moving Skates | Material Handling Equipment Air powered (pneumatic) skate and moving systems work in a series of four or more and lift your load away from the floor much the same as a Hovercraft. Our products use the same principle: air film technology.

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Using our wide range of products you can now move rig, lift and move machines and loads of any shape, size or weight using just a little of the regular compressed air in your shop. These systems are so easy to use. Anyone can use them: guys, gals, even the boss.

We have a great range of starter kits available complete with all hoses and necessary fittings. When your load capacities grow, simply add a couple more modules to take the strain and it is business as usual.

You can move loads of up to 100 tons and more with virtually no effort at all.

Move your loads into places that a forklift truck or overhead crane just cannot get to. There is no limit to the tight spaces you can maneuver into.

Check out our main web site and look for the demo videos which will show you just how easy these systems are to use.

We would love to hear about your load moving need so why not contact us to chat about those needs and whether or not we can help you. No obligation whatsoever. Contact Us.

Click here to see a demo movie showing one man moving a heavy load of steel girders – with very little effort

Hovair Systems of Seattle are one of the leading air bearing manufacturers, and have over 40 years experience in providing load moving solutions to industry in USA, Canada and the rest of the world.

Here are some of the benefits to using a Hovair Systems air bearing and caster load moving system:

  • Affordable, safe, and cost-effective
  • Uses only compressed air in your shop – no messy fuels or nightly charging
  • Can be permanently fixed to heavy machinery for quick and easy machine moving
  • Available in lightweight aluminum or round steel formats
  • Height profiles as low as 1ž” – modules easily slide under most loads
  • Terrific backup and support service by Hovair Systems management

These great systems are in use all across the world and are making life so much easier for their owners. Ask Boeing, Hewlett Packard, Pilkington, Lockheed Martin – all companies that use them daily.