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Spider Crane® & Space Gobblers™
offer The Boxless Move®

No, they're not cartoon super heroes, Spider Crane® and Space Gobblers™ are simply the safest way -- and the only approved method -- of moving desks, flat files, and lateral file cabinets with the contents still inside.

These patented devices are changing the way businesses move. Answers the common complaints of employee loss time and distruption for no packing, no downtime, no whining boxless office moves. Spider Crane® System and Space Gobblers™ sold separately.

Spider Crane® System
Lifts fully loaded lateral file cabinets.
Space Gobblers™
Place inside desk drawers, flat files, and over small part bins to immobilize loose items.


Not having to pack the contents of lateral file cabinets reduces the need for boxes and other packing materials, so less winds up in the landfills.
Moving the contents in the cabinets rather than the contents and the cabinets reduces volume, which means fewer truck loads and, therefore, less fuel used and pollutants emitted.
Built-in sustainability ensures continued use will have no long-term effect on the environment.
Not having to pack the contents of desk drawers, flat files, and small parts bins reduces the need for boxes and other packing materials, so less winds up in the landfills.
Moving the contents in the furniture rather than the contents and the furniture reduces volume, which means fewer truck loads and, therefore, less fuel used and pollutants emitted.
Space Gobblers™ are reusable and long-lasting. Built-in sustainability ensures continued use will have no long-term effect on the environment.

January 22, 1997 Wall Street Journal

Can I Put You on Hold? We're Moving Our Offices

ATLANTA--Office moves without boxes? Ed Katz' inventions are making that a possibility.
The 52-year-old head of Peachtree Movers Inc. several years ago was almost driven out of business by larger competitors. So, he puzzled over customers' most common complaint--the packing and unpacking of boxes and the disruption they bring, even for a move of only a few miles.
Soon Mr. Katz had invented the "space gobbler" and "spider crane," products that eliminate the need to pack and unload. "Businesses can work up until the time of the move," says Mr. Katz, "and come to work after the move with everything in place."
Here's how the machines work: The spider crane moves lateral file cabinets fully loaded by lifting the files high enough with suction to roll a specially designed steel dolly underneath. Cabinets lifted straight up by suction suffer no torque damage and eliminate the possibility of mixing up or losing files.
Office-furniture giant Steelcase Inc., which voids file-cabinet warranties if they are moved loaded, is making an exception for files moved with the spider crane after testing it with a fully loaded five-drawer cabinet weighting 1,000 pounds. "It's almost impossible to drop the file or damage it with the spider crane," says Frank Doezema, Steelcase product manager.

The space gobbler, meanwhile, offers similar relief from loading and unloading desks. Using plastic air bags inflated at the office with portable blowers, movers can essentially shrink-wrap a desk--and its belongings--keeping all the contents in place.
MCI Communications' Atlanta-area office uses Peachtree Movers weekly. "We can't afford the downtime," says Greg Mueller, MCI project coordinator. "Moves that took two or three days are now done in one day."

-- Monica Langley

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