North America is a world economic giant. The area burst with lots of economic activities from farming, forestry, mining, and construction to mention a few. The production of equipment and machinery has made activities faster and easier. Heavy hauling of loaders, bulldozers, cranes, and cultivators throughout the county requires a special permit for transport, ensuring the safety of not only the load but the people on the road. Safety, efficiency, and accuracy must be a priority for your shipping of heavy equipment. The most common pieces of heavy equipment transported in North America are agricultural machinery and construction equipment.

Commonly Hauled Agricultural Machinery

During transportation, oversize freight and heavy objects present a number of challenges. Crop production in North America has advanced. Farmers have increased their production output and reduced the time used on labor. Many pieces of equipment are transported from one region to another. A piece of essential farm equipment such as a cultivator is used during the early stages of land preparation. It is used to soften the soil and break up soil clods and mix up the topsoil. This piece of equipment is mostly used on larger fields or a smaller self-propelled unit. Another piece of equipment in North America is a planter used in seed sowing, which comes right after the cultivator has prepared the land. It is impossible to transport heavy agricultural machinery without using state-of-the-art carriers and proper technology. The amount of effort it takes to deliver such machinery to its destination safely is accurately calculated. So much so that one little mishap could lead to an injury or accident on the road. That’s why we let professionals oversee the whole operation. A harvester is a large versatile mechanical piece of equipment used to gather produce. It also has an attachment on its front which varies based on the product being harvested. Products harvested using a combine harvester include rice, corn, barley, wheat, oats, canola, soybeans, flax, sunflower, and sorghum. It takes more than just loading and unloading this heavy equipment to make the whole operation work. By nature, the operation consists of heavy and complex components that require specialists. In most cases, some of the agricultural machines hauled consist of delicate parts which need a keen, experienced eye. For these reasons, it’s imperative to use services from a reliable transport company. The final large piece of agricultural machinery is the bailing machine. After harvesting the straw stems, the crop leaves and parts are left on the field. A farmer sometimes plows it back in the soil for additional nutrients, but he can also bale them using the baling machine and use them as bedding for their livestock.

Construction Equipment Frequently Shipped

An Excavator: People in North America regularly buy construction equipment to facilitate their commercial, industrial, and residential projects. Because North America is one the most developed continents, the businesses are sure to find equipment that will make their work faster, easier and, safer. An excavator, for instance, is one the most popular construction industry pieces of equipment you will find at a construction site. Excavators are used to dig and remove rocks and soil, but also may be responsible for operating related machinery such as forklifts, bulldozers, and dump trucks. It can also come in handy when installing pipework. Transporting heavy construction vehicles and equipment can be a challenging task, especially over long distances and rough terrain. The sheer size and mass of bulky construction equipment make them impossible to ship like regular cargo. When browsing through construction machinery for sale or hire, moving the machinery to the worksite becomes an apparent concern.

A Bulldozer:  This is another popular piece of equipment at a construction site.  A bulldozer is an earthmoving machine designed to push large quantities of rubble, soil, sand, and other loose materials. Over time, dozers have evolved to accommodate a variety of environments and applications with high levels of efficiency. Dozers are used mainly for earthmoving, including digging, excavation, and levelling dirt. Bulldozers move on heavy metal tracks which make it ideal for rough terrain but should not be used on finished concrete or asphalt. Bulldozers use hydraulic pistons to lift or lower the blade accordingly. The average weight of a bulldozer varies greatly depending on which size bulldozer you will need for a job. They can range anywhere between 8 and 180 tons. It is easier to hire a professional transport provider to move a dozer for you, especially over longer distances.

What Are Heavy Equipment Haulers?

A heavy equipment hauler is a very large transporter for moving oversize loads too large for road travel without an escort and special permit.

Below is an overview of the types of hauling equipment commonly used in construction and more:
  • Tower Cranes
  • Shovels
  • Tractors
  • Dump Trucks
  • Asphalt Pavers
  • Compactors

Heavy equipment haulers are licensed, bonded and insured.

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