Roller Skids

Roller Skids & Machinery Rollers

Roller Skids Provide Fast, Efficient Machinery and Equipment Movement    


Roller skids and machine rollers are an economical solution for professional machine tool movers, riggers or your staff. Machinery rollers are ideal for moving equipment for industries like manufacturing, printing, machinery moving, rigging, hospitals, aerospace, aviation, power plants, defense, off shore, clean room and used equipment sales.

Roller skids come in a variety of configurations depending on your needs and the machinery you are moving. Made for bearing anything from light loads to the heaviest weights, roller skids give you a reliable way to move heavy loads across varying surfaces.


Some machinery roller skids are designed for smooth flooring, while others are capable of moving loads across uneven surfaces and even contaminated surfaces. Whichever machine roller skids you choose, you can depend on our products to stand up to years of standard use.

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Cherry's individual steel roller skids help you transport light to heavy loads across a range of surfaces, suited to your specifications.
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Cherry's roller skid steering handles are an essential tool for moving and directing roller skids to their intended destination.
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Our roller skid kits provide a 3-Point or 4-Point Load Transport System that can handle your toughest rigging assignments.
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Let us know your goals and particular application and we will walk you through the custom roller skid options available.

Cherry’s Industrial Equipment: Your Headquarters for Top-Quality, Affordable Roller Skids

Cherry’s Industrial Equipment offers a tremendous selection of roller skids and machine rollers at prices to fit just about any material handling equipment budget. All roller skid products come from leading manufacturers and feature the rugged construction and quality workmanship that ensure reliable, long-lasting service.

Our lineup of rollers skids/machine rollers and related equipment includes:

  • Individual roller skids: Choose from a wide assortment of individual roller skids for easy transport of loads of various weights and sizes. The lighter units enable you to move machinery over softer flooring, minimizing the risk of damage. Heavier units can transport larger, bulkier machines over rougher surfaces. Roller skids are available with polyurethane, nylon, steel or steel chain rollers with weight capacities ranging from 2,000 to 30,000 lbs.
  • Roller skid handles: Skid handles provide an inexpensive solution for more efficient, safe guidance of roller skids and machine rollers.Skid steering handles work in tandem with roller skids to make it easier to direct the transport of machinery. They also reduce the amount of human force required during transport, which lowers the risk of injury to your workforce.We offer roller skid handles with or without turning locks. Locking models provide enhanced roller skid security during transport.
  • Complete roller skid kits: Roller skid kits provide a convenient, cost-effective machinery transport solution in one all-inclusive package. Kits include some variation of the roller skid and skid handle, along with a host of valuable accessories. Choose from kits with a combined load capacity ranging from 8,000 to 120,000 lbs. Available roller types include polyurethane, steel and steel chain.
  • Custom roller skids: What differentiates Cherry’s Industrial from many of our competitors is our willingness to go beyond offering “cookie-cutter” solutions that do not address our customers’ unique material handling needs.Need something more custom for your application? We can work with you to design and engineer a custom roller skid or machine roller to meet your specs. Just let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll work with you to design a custom product that fits both your needs and your budget.
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Roller Skid Applications

Machine rollers are designed to be easily set underneath the load to facilitate the transport of heavy machinery and equipment. The rollers reduce the drag forces that result from skidding the load across a surface, resulting in a smooth and efficient movement. The rollers are attached to a high-strength frame — the thickness of the steel determines the load capacity of the machine-moving rollers. The rollers themselves serve the purpose of accepting and transferring the load to the surface.

Our roller skids can serve multiple purposes in a wide variety of industries. Examples include transporting heavy castings and machines around an industrial complex, as well as conveying equipment at electrical power stations. They can also carry large structural pieces at a job site.

Another typical application for machinery roller "dollies" is transporting heavy equipment in retail stores, as the rollers with specific type of wheels will not cause damage when moving equipment such as shelving units and large display pieces to the sales floor.

Additionally, the aerospace industry can utilize heavy equipment rollers to transport the bulky yet delicate parts and components used in many aircraft manufacturing processes. Even hospitals and other healthcare facilities can benefit from rollers for safely moving fragile equipment.

Choosing the Ideal Rollers for Moving Heavy Equipment

The actual rollers are manufactured from a wide variety of materials, which means it's important to choose the material type that is the best fit for your manufacturing environment and operational needs:

  • Polyurethane rollers: Polyurethane is a form of strong and sturdy plastic used widely in various industrial and manufacturing applications. Poly rollers are the best choice for light and medium-duty material handling tasks on sensitive flooring surfaces such as wood, vinyl and plastic. Because of poly's low weight capacity, it is not a good option for transporting heavier or bulkier loads.
  • Steel rollers: If you're looking for heavy-duty equipment rollers, consider steel your go-to material. Steel rollers feature maximum thickness and exceptional tensile strength, as well as larger diameters than lighter rollers. Use these rollers on surfaces such as concrete and steel.
  • Chain rollers: Chain rollers are specifically designed to transport heavy loads over rough or uneven surfaces. They work well on concrete, steel and gravel.

What Are the Benefits of Using Machine Rollers in Your Material Handling Operation?

Utilizing heavy equipment rollers can benefit your company in many ways. Because they facilitate the process of moving loads, rollers will reduce the risk of damage to machinery and goods. This will lower your equipment maintenance and replacement costs and minimize unproductive downtime. They also make machines easier to move, which will reduce workplace injuries that lead to time lost from the job and costly workers' compensation claims.

Machine moving rollers can also be a big time-saver. Your employees can roll heavy machinery across a floor much faster than when dragging, pushing or pulling. You'll find that your workers will be able to get more work done in less time, resulting in a noticeable increase in productivity. This will have a positive impact on what matters the most: your company's bottom line.

Let Cherry’s Industrial Equipment Work for Your Company

Our user-friendly focus makes finding the best product for your needs and budget a fast and easy process. Not sure which type of roller skid/machine roller is right for your material handling operation? Our expert staff can help you explore your options and recommend the ideal match between equipment and application. We’re committed to helping every customer select the product that solves 100 percent of the problem.

You will also appreciate our easy-to-navigate e-commerce site that simplifies the process of locating and ordering material handling equipment. And our competitive pricing will help keep your equipment costs under control.

Our assortment of strategically located distribution centers ensures you’ll receive your roller skid quickly. Roller skids, transport dollies and machinery skates are available from our Elk Grove Village, IL, Angola, IN and Springfield, OH facilities.

Contact Us for More Product and Pricing Information

Take a few minutes to explore our complete selection of roller skids, and contact us if you have any questions or need additional information. Just fill out and submit our convenient online contact form or give us a call at 877-350-2729. Be sure to ask about our bulk pricing, which can make your roller skid purchase even more affordable.

Looking for a machinery skate? View our selection of adjustable machine skates to move your equipment easily.

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