Are you on the hunt to ship a combine? They’re big machines, to be sure, and finding a company that can ship a combine can be a challenge.
Luckily, we at American Auto Shipping are here to help. We can get you a free quote to ship a combine from top heavy equipment haulers. However, it’s important to understand how shipping a combine actually works as well as what to expect when shipping one.
How shipping a combine works
When you ship a combine, you have to understand that they can’t be hauled by your typical car shipping carrier. This means that a different type of hauler is required, specifically a flatbed transport truck. There are two kinds: your typical raised flatbed, which are often used to tow cars that don’t run, and a lowboy. Of the two, the lowboy is really your best bet when it comes to shipping a combine.
A lowboy rides a lot lower to the ground than a typical flatbed. This is to allow height clearance for larger vehicles, like combines. But there’s not a lot of people shipping combines and other heavy freight, so their numbers are far less than standard carriers on the road. This makes dispatch times and also pickup windows longer, and that’s something that you need to expect and prepare for.
What to expect when you ship a combine
You should expect much higher prices than shipping standard vehicles, due to the unusual configuration a combine has. Luckily, heavy equipment transportation sees enough demand that we can handle it. Prices tend to be higher because of their weight and their size. Weight lowers fuel economy and forces them to ship less for more, sadly, thanks to weight restrictions set by the federal and state governments.
You should do everything you can to make it easy for your representative to quote and ship your combine. We recommend you call us for a quote to ship your combine. Make sure to have the dimensions of the combine on-hand when call; height and weight tend to be the most important factors that affect your pricing, though width is a big one too. Many combines are quite wide, and some of the larger ones may require a heavy load sign as well. This will cost additional money. Make sure to speak to an agent to learn more about how to ship a combine and what to expect when you ship yours.
Get a free quote for shipping a combine with American Auto Shipping
If you are interested in shipping a combine, make sure to fill out our free quote request form. It won’t take more than a minute and will get you a free quote to ship your heavy equipment. You can also contact an agent (which we recommend). They can answer questions, get you a free quote, and even help you place a reservation. So call us toll-free or fill out our quote form and see what American Auto Shipping can do for you.