Unloading & Moving

Moving a Wood Stone oven can present interesting challenges to even the most experienced riggers. Take your time, use your head, secure the proper equipment and make safety your first priority. Don’t hesitate to call the factory for technical support 24/7 at 800.988.8103. We also encourage you to visit the Installation Solutions Page for the nuisances of moving specific pieces of equipment. Note: These ovens are very top-heavy. Moving an oven up or down on a ramp via a pallet jack is not safe!

Each customer will receive an Oven Shipping Notification when the oven leaves the Wood Stone factory. This will include a PRO# and a trucking company contact number. Wood Stone recommends that you confirm the delivery date and time with the trucking company before committing to heavy equipment and/or labor. Our goal is for you to experience both a smooth and safe delivery.

Wood Stone recommendations for unloading and moving vary based on oven type. Please choose the appropriate oven type below for recommendations specific to your product.


Bistro Line Ovens


Lifting Oven with a Forklift

 

A forklift preparing to engage a packed Bistro Line oven A forklift properly engaging a packed Bistro Line oven
Be sure to use a forklift rated to lift at least 5,000 lbs. The oven stand is equipped with fork pockets near the bottom of the base of the stand. The oven is very top-heavy so use extreme caution when lifting and note that it must be unloaded with a forklift or a crane. Do not attempt to unload the oven with a lift gate.

Model # Approx. Weight Min
Fork
Length Req’d
Req’d Forklift
WS-BL-3030 1,100 lbs. 4′ 2,000 lbs.
WS-BL-4343 2,100 lbs. 5′ 3,200 lbs.
WS-BL-4355 2,500 lbs. 5′ 3,500 lbs.
WS-BL-4836 1,800 lbs. 5′ 3,200 lbs.

 

Using A Pallet Jack To Move A Bistro Line Oven

A pallet jack preparing to engage a packed Bistro Line oven A pallet jack properly engaging a packed Bistro Line oven
Once the oven has been removed from the delivery vehicle, it can easily be moved on flat surfaces using a pallet jack.

Optional: Lifting Oven With a Crane

Bistro 4343 Crane The oven arrives with lifting eyes attached. When craning a Bistro oven, use a spreader bar with a two-legged sling rigged on each end. The spreader bar should be of a sufficient length to keep the sling from contacting the oven. A crane can be used only with flat-bed truck deliveries. Once lifting eyes are no longer needed, remove the lifting eyes one at a time and be sure to replace the bolts that attach the oven to the stand.

Optional: Bistro Lifting System – Moving a Disassembled Bistro/Phoenix oven Through a Narrow Door or Passageway

 

Bistro Lifting System An optional Lifting System is available from Wood Stone to facilitate tipping the oven body onto its back and lifting it. When turned on its back, the upper oven portion of Bistro or Phoenix models 4343, 4355 and 4836 will be approximately 32 inches wide. The system facilitates movement through small passages. Note: The 3030 is 30″ wide without tilting. See the Installation and Operation Manual for disassembly, assembly and lifting details.

Mountain Series Ovens


Lifting Oven with a Forklift

 

Moving a MS with a forklift Moving a MS with a forklift
Model # Approx. Weight Min
Fork
Length Req’d
Req’d Forklift
WS-MS-4 2,400 lbs 4′ 5,000 lbs.
WS-MS-5 3,600 lbs. 5′ 6,000 lbs.
WS-MS-6 4,600 lbs. 6′ 6,000 lbs.
WS-MS-7 6,000 lbs. 7′ 9,000 lbs.

Be sure to use a forklift rated to lift at least the specified required weight. Fork length must be at least 5 feet, otherwise, fork extensions should be used. The oven stand is equipped with forklift pockets just above the angle iron base. The oven should be lifted by a forklift from the sides only.

Do not lift the oven from the front or rear (please see images).

Important: The oven is very top-heavy, so spread the forks as far apart as possible.

 

Lifting Oven with a Crane

 

MS Crane The oven arrives with four lifting eyes attached. When craning a Wood Stone oven, use a spreader bar with a two-legged sling rigged on each end. The spreader bar should be of a sufficient length to keep the sling from contacting the oven. A crane can be used only with flat-bed truck deliveries. Once lifting eyes are no longer needed, remove the lifting eyes one at a time. Be sure to replace the bolts that attach the oven to the stand.

Using A Pallet Jack To Move A Mountain Series Oven

 

Image of a pallet jack fully engaging a packed Mountain Series oven Once the oven has been removed from the delivery vehicle, it can easily be moved on flat surfaces using a pallet jack. To lift the oven with a pallet jack, remove the front and rear angle iron stabilizers from the base of the oven stand and place two or three stout 4x4s through the fork pockets. Important: to ensure stability during moving, please raise the oven only high enough to clear the ground. Do not turn the oven on its side unless you have a rollover cage!

Fire Deck Series Ovens (including Coal-Fired Ovens)


Lifting Oven with a Forklift

 

Moving a Fire Deck with a Forklift Please see the chart below to be sure that you are using a forklift rated for your oven size. The oven stand is equipped with fork pockets near the bottom of the base of the stand. Use extreme caution and make sure that the forks extend all the way through the pockets provided when lifting from the front side of the oven. With a forklift only, the Fire Deck 6045, 8645, and 9660 can also be lifted from either side. Only the 6045, 8645 and 9660 ovens have forklift pockets on all 4 sides. Be sure the weight capacity of the forklift meets or exceeds the forklift requirements in the table below for your oven size.

Model # Approx. Weight Min
Fork
Length Req’d
Req’d Forklift
WS-FD-6045 3,200 lbs. 5′ 6,000 lbs
WS-FD-8645 4,350 lbs. 5-6′ 6,000 lbs.
WS-FD-9660 6,000 lbs 6′ 10,000 lbs
WS-FD-9690 10,000 lbs 7-8′ 20,000 lbs
WS-FD-11260 6,800 lbs 6′ 10,000 lbs
WS-FD-11275 9,500 lbs 7-8′ 20,000 lbs
WS-FD-11290 11,500 lbs 8′ 25,000 lbs

 

Moving a Fire Deck with a Forklift
Moving a Fire Deck with a Forklift

Using a Pallet Jack to Move a Fire Deck Oven (6045, 8645, 9660 models)

 

Image of pallet jack prepared to engage a packed Fire Deck Series oven Some models of Fire Deck ovens can be easily moved on flat surfaces using a pallet jack. Once the oven has been removed from the delivery vehicle and is inside the doorway, a pallet jack can be used from the front or rear of the Fire Deck 6045, 8645 and 9660. In addition, all Fire Deck ovens can accommodate casters for ease of mobility. The Fire Deck 9690, 11275 and 11290 cannot be moved with a pallet jack, and instead ship on heavy-duty casters (standard), making it easy to move the oven into place. These casters must be removed after the oven is in place. Optional Temporary Casters are available for the Fire Deck 6045, 8645, 9660 and 11260 models.
Image of pallet jack fully engaging a Fire Deck Series ovenImage of pallet jack fully engaging a Fire Deck Series oven

Using Optional Temporary Casters (6045, 8645, 9660, 11260 models)

 

Side image of Fire Deck Series oven on casters Remove the shipping steel before installing temporary casters. With the Fire Deck oven supported by a forklift or pallet jack, slide and secure the caster assemblies into the end forklift pockets. Once the oven is in place, support the unit using a pallet jack and remove the caster and its support. Be sure to seal the side and front forklift pockets using the covers provided. Optional Temporary Casters add 3″ to the total height of the oven. — NOTE — For FD-6045 & FD-8645: If necessary, the 3″ vent shield on top of the oven can be temporarily removed to account for this difference, then reinstalled once the casters are removed and the oven is in place.
Image of Fire Deck Series oven on castersImage of Fire Deck Series oven on casters

Optional: Lifting Oven with a Crane (6045, 8645, 9660 & 11260 models)

 

FD 9660 Crane The oven arrives with lifting eyes attached. When craning a Fire Deck oven, use a spreader bar with a two-legged sling rigged on each end. Shown here with Fire Deck 9660. The spreader bar should be of a sufficient length to keep the sling from contacting the oven.

Optional: Lifting Oven with a Crane (9690, 11275, 11290 models)

 

 11290-CL_Crane_Lifting The Fire Deck 9690, 11275 and 11290 ovens should be craned with straps through the forklift pocket after the mantle has been removed.A crane can be used only with flat-bed truck deliveries.The spreader bar should be of a sufficient length to keep the sling from contacting the oven. Do not turn the oven on its side.