Heavy Haul Shipping Options
Most heavy equipment hauling occurs on flatbed trucks. In most cases, this requires just a simple flatbed. However, flatbeds come in various sizes and capacities to enable easy loading and unloading – some can carry up to 48,000 lbs. When choosing a flatbed hauler, you must confirm that the truck can handle your heavy equipment and that you have the tools to load and unload.
For short distance heavy equipment shipping, the equipment may be towed. In this case, you must confirm that you know what preparations are required to safely tow. For example, you should prepare the gearbox and tires for towing conditions. Specialty towing companies have a variety of tow trucks for handling many types and sizes of equipment.
Oversized or very heavy equipment may require a special trailer. Step deck and double drop trailers allow loading and hauling larger and heavier equipment. It your equipment warrants a specialty trailer, it will also require special permits. You'll need to consult with your heavy equipment transport provider to provide permits and handle special delivery issues.