Heavy Haul Transport Options
There are several different options for heavy machinery transportation, and the most commonly used is called flatbed hauling. This is the most simple choice and flatbeds are available in many different sizes, carrying items weighing up to 48,000lb. For this reason, having a set weight for your delivery is vital, to ensure that the company can decide if this is the best method for you. This will also ensure the company know which tools to use for loading and unloading your equipment at the delivery point.
If you only need your equipment to be moved over a short distance, then it could be that your machinery or equipment is suitable for towing. In this case, you need to make a few prior arrangements, including gearbox, and tyres for towing. Giving specific distances will allow your company to decide whether towing is a good option and select the right type of towing truck for your equipment.
There are certain pieces of equipment which are considered ‘oversized’ or generally heavy, and in that case a specific trailer is required. This is usually a step deck or a double drop trailer, which is designed for this specific type of equipment. In this case, there is a chance that your job will require a permit. Your particular haulage company will be able to advise you on this and make the right arrangements prior to the job beginning.