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Heavy haulage requires specific preparation because of the size and weight of the items. Equipment such as bulldozers, tractors, or cranes may require a specialised heavy equipment transporter. It is important to provide accurate dimensions and weight so the transporter can consider the type of trailer required and obtain necessary permits. Consult your owner’s manual or Ritchie Specs for more information on dimensions and weight.

There are various options to consider for heavy equipment transportation; it may be towed, shipped on a flatbed or require a special trailer. When you choose a specialised shipping company they will recommend the best option for transport and take some of the guesswork out of the process. International shipping is a longer process and requires special permits, which a broker can help you obtain.

The heavy equipment must be prepared for transport prior to the day of transport. Proper preparation helps protect your product from adverse conditions and avoid unnecessary damage. Oversized or overweight equipment often times requires additional preparation for safe transport. Inquire with your transportation company about special freight requirements you may need to meet before their arrival.

Carriers are required to have a certain amount of insurance but you may need to purchase additional coverage to be properly protected. Make sure you understand what your insurance policy covers and how to file a claim should you need to do so.

For more insight into the heavy haul transport process with uShip, visit our cost to transport heavy equipment page. There you will be able to view transport transactions as they happened in our marketplace. Being familiar with the whole process is the key to getting a great shipping experience.

uShip transporters are not limited to a single area. Carriers handle deliveries throughout Australia including:

  • Cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Tweed Heads, Newcastle, Canberra, Hobart, Darwin and Others
  • States: All of Them! Including New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory

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