The Three Graces being loaded onto the van
The now double-crated object is lifted onto the van in which it is to travel. It is a requirement that the van is equipped with full air-ride suspension to keep shock and vibration to a minimum during transportation. The crate is placed so that the figures are aligned on the front to rear axis of the truck. This is the best structural orientation to allow for movement and stopping of the vehicle. The crate is finally secured inside the lorry using winch-straps and load-lock cross-bars before setting off to its destination, where the whole exercise will be undertaken in reverse when the 'The Three Graces' is redisplayed.