My previous home the game room and work area for my machine's was in the basement as well. I also had a buddy that helped me move the pins in and out, but in the long run we got tired of moving the 350lb machines, also are age lol. So I did research and bought an electric stair climber. The brand name I liked is an Escalera. They are expensive if bought new, but found a used one on Craigslist for $500.00. Costed me $80.00 to ship it, but was a back saver and has more than paid for itself. Might be an option for you if you continue to buy and sell machines as you will get tired of moving machines out of the basement.
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