Heavy Haul Shipping Options
Flatbed hauling is the most common method of shipping heavy equipment. For the majority of heavy equipment shipping needs, a simple flatbed will be sufficient. Flatbeds are available in a variety of sizes and capacities, allow for easy loading and unloading and can carry up to 48,000 pounds. When choosing a flatbed hauler, confirm that that the truck will be able to handle the weight of your equipment and that you have the tools necessary to load and unload it.
For short distance moves, your equipment may be able to be towed. Make sure that you know which preparations need to be made to safely tow your machinery, such as preparing the gearbox and tires for towing conditions. Specialty towing companies will have a variety of tow trucks to handle many types and sizes of equipment.
You may require a special trailer for over-sized or very heavy equipment. Step deck and double drop trailers can allow for taller or heavier equipment to be loaded and transported. If your equipment warrants a specialty trailer, there is a high likelihood that it will also require special permits. Consult with your transport provider so that necessary permits and special considerations are taken care of.