Heavy equipment requires special shipping considerations because of its size and weight. Transporting excavators, cranes, tractors, or other heavy machinery or farm equipment may require a specialized heavy haulage transporter. Let a professional heavy haulage delivery service find you through the uShip marketplace. Build your free listing and submit your delivery to the marketplace where professionals will provide you with a haulage quote.
LISTING YOUR HEAVY EQUIPMENT ON USHIP
The first step in transporting heavy equipment is to have accurate dimensions and weight for the haulage company. These can help the transporter determine the type of trailer needed and if any special considerations need to be made when coming up with the best haulage quote for you. You can consult your owner's manual or the Ritchie Specs website for more information regarding your equipment's dimensions and weight. It's always a good idea to include photos of your heavy machinery as well. Know which permits, if any, will be required for your heavy equipment delivery, and what equipment will be required to properly load and unload your heavy equipment. Providing as much detail as possible will allow haulage delivery services to plan more accurately, thus bidding at a lower cost and providing you with more accurate haulage quote.
CHOOSING A HEAVY EQUIPMENT TRANSPORT COMPANY
Your next step is choosing a heavy equipment hauler. Heavy equipment hauling can be a difficult task, and it is important to choose a haulage company that specialises in it. Working with an experienced broker can help take some of the guesswork out of the delivery process. Working directly with a business or an owner/operator can allow you to be more involved in the process and can often result in more personalised service.
In each transporter's profile you will find their heavy equipment transport history along with customer-written reviews and a five-star rating system. We encourage you to review this information and read through each prospective transporter's profile. Along with pricing, you will want to compare their reputations. If you do your due diligence when it comes to researching your equipment transporter you will be able to book with confidence knowing your heavy haulage is in professional care.
HOW MUCH DOES HEAVY HAULAGE COST IN THE UK?
The cost to transport heavy equipment in the UK will vary depending on the distance, type of transport, and your time frame. The average cost to transport heavy haulage more than 50 miles in the UK is £1.89 per mile.
Find out what heavy haul transport costs look like with our cost-to-ship index tool. There you can view past heavy machinery delivery transactions and get familiar with the process.
PREPARING YOUR EQUIPMENT FOR TRANSPORT
Before the day of the move, you will need to prepare your equipment for transport. Take the proper steps to make sure that your equipment will arrive safely and is prepared for any adverse conditions it may encounter during transport. You might need to make special preparations for overweight or over-sized equipment. Work with your service provider to acquire all necessary permits for the day of the move.
For more information on transporting heavy machinery check out the uShip UK guide to heavy equipment.