Are you shipping an industrial loader and need help moving it? Heavy equipment like that can be a pain to actually transport, but we at American Auto Shipping can help. An industrial loader really shouldn’t be all that hard to ship, to be honest. Yes, they’re large, and shipping an industrial loader will likely require a flatbed truck, but they aren’t that big, especially when compared to something like a combine or a cement truck.
How shipping an industrial loader works
Typically, when an industrial loader is transported, it’s done on the back of a flatbed auto transport truck. This is pretty typical – it’s too big to fit on a standard car shipping truck, and definitely too heavy. Depending on the size of your industrial loader, it will either need a standard flatbed or a lowboy, as those are the two main ways heavy equipment is transported.
Now, most of the time a flatbed can only haul one industrial loader at a time – that is, if they’re large (and they tend to be). Some lowboys can fit multiple loaders, but typically not more than two or three – they’re a lot larger than something like a forklift, for instance. This means that getting an industrial loader transported will likely be more expensive and take longer than other, smaller vehicles. But that’s not really something you have much control over, after all.
What to expect with industrial loader transport services
Regular car shipping services are relatively cheap (even if a cross-country shipment is still close to triple digits). But that’s for a standard car. But as you go up the ladder in terms of vehicle size and weight, prices to ship them go up. This includes things like pickup trucks, cargo vans, motorhomes and, yes, heavy equipment, including industrial loaders. So you need to make sure that you have the funds available to ship it, which is why we recommend getting a quote at least a few weeks before you’re looking to ship your industrial loader. This way, you have the time to get your finances in order and make sure that everything is good to go in terms of payment. Remember, a shipper won’t deliver your heavy equipment unless they get paid when they do.
It may also take a bit longer to actually find a carrier and get them to you. With standard car shipping services, finding a carrier really isn’t all that difficult considering there are thousands of them on the road. There are not thousands of companies that can ship heavy equipment. Well, maybe there are, but many of them are not nationwide haulers like what many people need. So finding a carrier can take more time than usual, and it will likely take the truck longer to get to you. This depends on whether or not they’re close to you, so make sure to speak to an agent to learn more.