It took two people to push the press along and one to alternate the pipes. We rolled the press along on 3 pipes, bringing the pipe from the back up and placed under the front of the press so it could roll along.
The big pipe bridged the gap and angled the press up, making it easier to get it onto the ramp.
We threaded one of the small pipes through the press's side frames and hooked a metal chain to it. The other piece of chain, we secured to the back of the trailer and attached the come-along to it. Next, we hooked the come-along to the chain attached to the press.
Dad used the come-along to pull the press up the trailer while Michael guided it in.
Everything got tied down. The flywheel traveled laying down and strapped to the press.
Nothing moved an inch the whole way home.
Getting the press into the studio was much trickier than loading it up. Michael followed us to the studio for back up (thank god!). We backed the trailer up so that the ramp landed right onto the sidewalk. We used the pipes to roll the press into the front door.
To get to the studio we had to go down 1 wide flight of 3 steps, into the building foyer, and turn to go down a skinnier set of 3 steps, leading into the studio.
We used wooden ramps to bridge the stairs. Using the skinny pipes and sheer man power, we guided the press down. We did this really slowly so no one died, no fingers got crushed, and Joe landed in his new home.
Thanks printers of the internet for sharing your press moving tips, and to Michael & family, Mom, Dad, Elizabeth and Sarah for helping me bring Joe home!