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Make your life easier by choosing the correct trailer to haul your construction equipment. No reason to send your valuable machinery on the road on an overloaded trailer. Picking the right type of trailer for hauling construction equipment is necessary. Depending on the industry and size of your construction equipment, pairing your truck or vehicle with the most appropriate heavy equipment trailer guarantees a safe and efficient transfer between job sites.

Flatbed Trailer

Perfect for compact equipment. One of the many reasons flatbeds are a favorite for hauling materials is because they can carry weights up to 48,000 pounds, with their length ranging from 48 to 53 feet. Cargo on a flatbed trailer can be up to 8 1/2 feet tall as much as 8 1/2 feet wide. Flatbed trailers generally range between 48 feet long and 53 feet long. Another benefit of the flatbed trailer is that it has a level surface, making it easier to load and offload cargo. However, flatbed trailers do not drop down, so the use of a crane, forklift, small loading crew, or loading dock will be necessary to load your equipment or cargo at your construction site. For construction equipment, flatbed trailers can be used for shipping…

  • Wheel loaders
  • Backhoe loaders
  • Mini excavators
  • Forklifts
  • Skid steers
  • Street Sweeper
  • Trenchers

Step-Deck Trailers

Step-Deck trailers are nice for mid-sized equipment. Step deck trailer, or drop deck trailer, is an open type of trailer with two deck levels… an upper deck and a lower deck that drops down after clearing the tractor unit. Generally, step deck trailers can haul taller loads than flatbed trailers and often have ramps for unloading. Step-deck trailers can transport a maximum of 48,00 pounds. The cargo must not exceed 10 feet in height or 8 1/2 feet in width. Step-deck trailers are usually 48 feet long which includes an 11-foot deck and a 37 foot-well. Step-deck trailers are more adaptable than flatbed trailers to your construction equipment’s dimensions. Step-Deck trailers can be used to transport…

  • Wheel loaders
  • Trenchers
  • Backhoe loaders
  • Bulldozers
  • Skid steers
  • Mini excavators
  • Construction forklifts

RGN Trailers

Removable Gooseneck trailers or (RGN) give you the opportunity to move specialized loads. Detach trailers can have several different names and configurations. Trailers are detachable which allows the trailer to drop to the ground and create its own ramp. RGN can scale heavy loads depending on the axle setup. The basic RGN carries a maximum of 42,000 pounds. An RGN hauls equipment as tall as 11 1/2 feet and as wide as 8 1/2 feet wide. The trailer will usually be 29 feet long. The neck of an RGN collapses, so you can drive or tow your equipment on board. For transporting heavy equipment, RGN trailers are the workhorses of the fleet. For construction equipment, RGN trailers can be used to haul…

  • Backhoe loaders
  • Excavators
  • Articulated trucks
  • Forklifts
  • Trenchers
  • Street sweepers
  • Graders and Scrapers
  • Pipelayers

Selecting the proper type of trailer to ship your construction equipment is the first step in achieving a successful haul. You want the best option for the least amount of money. Choose safety first and you will rest easier.

Example of Heavy Hauling by American Lighthouse Transportation

When construction business owners need overweight and oversize equipment moved, they call American Light House Transportation. We seamlessly arrange the shipping oversize loads and match the right equipment for the job. We plot the best path, figure your costs, and schedule your delivery. Here’s a load we loaded for a customer who buys and sells manufacturing equipment. It went from Morristown, TN to Wabash, IN. It was a 32,000 pound Injection Mold Machine that required a full tarp….

 

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