1. Piano Size and Moving DistanceEven small console pianos weight between 300 and 400 pounds – a challenge for even the most fit homeowner to handle on their own. Larger pianos can weigh up to 1,000 pounds, adding an extra challenge. A mover will come prepared with dollies, blankets, and straps to ensure a smooth, damage-free relocation, says The Spruce. How far the movers have to haul your piano is another factor. You have to consider two types of distance:
- The distance from the piano’s current location in the home to the destination in the truck. The shortest route possible should be taken, and the homeowner would be wise to clear a path for the movers to do their jobs.
- How far the piano will travel once placed in the truck. Due to the weight considerations, movers have to properly secure this large instrument so it can travel long distances without shifting or tilting. This movement can not only cause damage to the piano itself but to any items surrounding it.