Heavy Equipment Moving Options

When you’re managing a construction company you have a lot of responsibilities you need to take care of.  Along with managing your employees, you need to make sure that your equipment gets to where it needs to be.  Transporting heavy equipment can be difficult regardless of how far the equipment needs to travel. If something goes wrong during the move your next project is going to be seriously delayed.  There are a variety of ways you can transport equipment from site to site, each way should be considered before the start of each project.

Special Trailers

Some construction managers may try to save on costs by trying to ship their construction equipment on regular sized trailers but if you want to ship your equipment safely and efficiently, you should rent special trailers to ship your equipment.  Before you start looking into which special trailers you’d like to use, make sure that you have the right clearance to do so.  Most states require some kind of special permit or license to use special trailers, so be sure to check what the rules are in the state you need to have your equipment transported to.  After you make sure you have the right permits you can consider what kind of special equipment you need.  Some step deck and double drop trailers can make transporting tall or very heavy equipment easy.

Towing

If you’re shipping equipment to a site that isn’t too far, you may be able to tow some pieces of heavy equipment.  With the right equipment, you may even be able to handle the towing yourself.  Before you attempt to tow your equipment, make sure that you know if anything specific needs to be done to your heavy equipment to transport it safely.  Some heavy equipment may need to have adjustments made to their gearbox or to the tires.   If you don’t think you have the right equipment, you should consider contacting a heavy equipment shipping company to help you with the moving.  By hiring a heavy equipment shipping company you will ensure that no costly damage is done to the equipment during transport.

Qualities to Look for In a Shipping Company

There are going to be quite a few companies that claim they can ship your heavy equipment, so you want to make sure that you can get the best one for the job.  Visit the site of the company you’re interested in using and check to see if they have equipment like cranes, special ramps, and sturdy flat beds and trailers to ensure that they have the right tools to move your heavy equipment.  Also make sure that they have some sort of insurance policy in place to ensure that you’ll be reimbursed if any damage takes place to your heavy equipment during the move.  Also be sure to review all of the options they offer to ensure that you’re getting the exact services you need for the job; you don’t want to sign a contract that doesn’t have the exact services that best fit your needs.

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