It may surprise you to know that one of the services that All American Movers is skilled at is domestic and international heavy equipment shipping. For those of you who need to determine how to get heavy machinery from Point A to Point B, this might seem like an impossible task. However, our All American equipment movers’ team is well-versed at how to transport large pieces of heavy equipment domestically as well as overseas.
What types of heavy equipment and machinery can we ship?
When it comes to transporting heavy equipment and machinery, we know that this is something that plays a critical role in the success and profitability of your business. It also represents a significant investment on your behalf. That’s why you can rely on All American Movers to haul your equipment and machinery to its next location, even if it’s going overseas. The following is a list of the different types of heavy equipment and machinery that we have shipped for our customers in the past:
— Bulldozers — hydraulic forklifts
— concrete mixers — log loaders
— construction machinery — mining equipment
— cranes — motor graders
— dump trucks — scrapers
— earthmovers — skid steer loaders
— engines — tanks
— excavators — tractor-trailers
— farm equipment — tractors
— forklifts — water trucks
— generators — wheel loaders
— heavy industrial tools
As you can see from the above list, these pieces of equipment and machinery are used in a broad range of trade sectors including construction, industrial, and manufacturing. Furthermore, we have provided our All American equipment movers service these trade sectors and many more.
What shipping or transport methods do we employ?
Needless to say, the shipping of heavy equipment and machinery is by no means a new concept. Consequently, we provide several shipping options that will get these larger “tools of the trade” where they need to be. As your shipping partner, we’ll ensure that your heavy equipment and machinery will arrive safely, securely, and on time at the destination of your choice using any of the following shipping methods:
- Container shipping – as the most common transport method employed by All American Movers, this method allows for freight to be conveyed in a 20- or 40-foot container. However, some larger pieces of equipment or machinery may not fit in a standard container. So, in order to make it fit, it may have to be disassembled.
- Flat-rack shipping – this particular method solves one of the problems that are often encountered in the shipping of large pieces of equipment or machinery, namely trailer compatibility and stacking. This allows the All American equipment movers team to mount your equipment or machinery on a stackable surface without any dimensional restrictions.
- Lift−on/Lift−off shipping – often referred to as LoLo, this method involves the use of a crane to lift your heavy equipment or machinery onto and off of as shipping conveyance. Although this is a relatively simple method for shipping equipment and machinery, there are additional costs involved due to needing a crane to do the lifting of the pieces.
- Roll−on/Roll−off – also known as RoRo in the shipping industry, this is the simplest of all loading and shipping methods – as long as that piece of equipment or machinery can be rolled onto and off of the shipping conveyance. Additionally, this allows for loading heavy pieces of wheeled machinery onto containers, ship decks, and trailers.
Keep in mind that any additional labor such as disassembly, shrink-wrapping, or tarping will add to the cost of transporting your equipment or machinery. All American Movers can help you with planning if needed.
What does it cost to ship heavy equipment or machinery?
As with any other type of shipping or transport, the shipping of heavy equipment and machinery will be influenced by several factors namely density, destination, insurance, and priority. Density is the measurement standard that is used to gauge the size and weight of what you’re shipping. The Destination will directly impact the cost as well. Insurance is also part of the equation as it is necessary for the protection of your shipment. Priority of the shipment is also a factor – the more urgency, the more the shipment will cost. However, we work with you to get the best possible prices for your moving and shipping requirements.
If you are looking for a free quote on the move, call us and our experienced crew will visit your location and complete an evaluation of the heavy equipment to move. Based on that we’ll provide you with a no-obligation free quote.
For additional information about our All American equipment movers services, contact us at your earliest convenience. Our team would be available to help answer your question and provide you with the information you need.