Are you looking at shipping a cold planer and need some help getting it done? Don’t worry – we at American Auto Shipping can help! Most people probably don’t know what a cold planer even is, but that’s okay. It’s not like it’s a common vehicle. However, you’ve likely seen one before: they’re used to help build roads. A cold planer is a machine that literally tears up asphalt, often prior to repaving.


How shipping a cold planer works

A cold planer or asphalt miller is really a big machine. This means that shipping a cold planer is going to be pretty tough to do. Luckily, there are companies that specialize in heavy equipment hauling, and we can get you in touch with them! Note that a cold planer isn’t a regular car, and as such can’t be shipped like one. Instead, cold planer transport services often requires the use of lowboys, special flatbed carriers that allow space for larger vehicles.

Lowboys are important for heavy equipment haulers because they allow those larger vehicles, such as cold planers, to get under overpasses. A taller carrier would be unable to pass under them which would definitely damage the cold planer and the infrastructure of the overpass. This is a problem, so to avoid that during transport, a lowboy is needed.


What to expect when shipping a cold planer

You should not expect it to work like regular car shipping services, for one. It will take longer to find a lowboy hauler and will likely take longer for them to get to you. You’ve likely seen lowboys on the road before, but they’re not near as common as standard car transport trucks. There’s just not as much demand – seriously, there’s not a lot of people shipping a cold planer out there, after all.

So it will take longer but, perhaps more importantly for you, it will cost more than shipping a regular car. This shouldn’t be surprising. Lowboy carriers can’t haul multiple pieces of heavy equipment, so the cost-per-vehicle being shipped goes up. That means you pay more, especially for something like a cold planer. Height and weight are also factors that will affect your price. Make sure to speak to an agent to learn more about shipping a cold planer, too.


Get free a quote for shipping a cold planer with American Auto Shipping

If you are interested in shipping a cold planer, make sure to fill out our free quote request form. It won’t take more than a minute and you’ll get an instant price immediately right on your screen. We understand what it takes to get a cold planer shipped, and will help you with your needs as well. If you have questions or concerns, you can always contact one of our own agents any time, toll-free, at 800-930-7417.