Construction Equipment Shipping

Construction Shipping types

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Our Owner Operators are experts when it comes to handling Excavators. Whether it’s a mini compact, midi, or large Excavator, our drivers will ensure your equipment is loaded and secured correctly so that it arrives to its destination safely and in its original condition. 

Loading an Excavator: Some preparation might be required in advance of the driver arriving depending on the size of the Excavator. Particularly large pieces might require the stick to be unpinned and removed to significantly reduce the overall height 

Usually though the driver will carefully drive onto the trailer. Apply the parking brake, select neutral, activate the hydraulic lock out switch, next releasing the boom lock to release hydraulic pressure and lower. Lastly the driver will chain down the load to the trailer bed using the Excavator tow eyes as well as chaining over the bucket. As with all loads, you’ll see the driver inspect the load and drive at a slow pace, breaking, to ensure the load is stable and secure before departing. 

Our Owner Operators are experts when it comes to handling Backhoes. Our drivers will ensure your equipment is loaded and secured correctly so that it arrives to its destination safely and in its original condition. 

Loading a Backhoe: The driver will drive onto the trailer. Apply the parking brake, select neutral, activate the hydraulic lock out switch, next releasing the boom lock to release hydraulic pressure and lower the hoe and bucket. Lastly the driver will chain down the load to the trailer bed using the backhoe lifting and towing eyes.  

Our Owner Operators are experts when it comes to handling Dozers. Whether it’s smallmedium or a large Dozer, our drivers will ensure your equipment is loaded and secured correctly so that it arrives to its destination safely and in its original condition. 

Loading a Dozer: Some preparation might be required in advance of the driver arriving depending on the size of the Dozer. Particularly large pieces might require the Blade to be removed and possibly shipped separately due to considerations like width of the attachment and total weight due to very large loads falling under a term know as “divisible load” If the load is large and can be broken down into smaller pieces. 

Usually though the driver will carefully drive onto the trailer. Apply the parking brake, select neutral, activate the hydraulic lock out switch, next releasing the boom lock to release hydraulic pressure and lower the blade, and/or rear attachment like a riper. Lastly the driver will chain down the load to the trailer bed using the Dozer tow eyes as well as chaining to the tracks. 

As with all loads you’ll see the driver inspect the load and drive at a slow pace, breaking, to ensure the load is stable and secure before departing. 

Our Owner Operators are experts when it comes to handling Loaders. Whether it’s a compact, small, medium or a large Loader, our drivers will ensure your equipment is loaded and secured correctly so that it arrives to its destination safely and in its original condition. 

Loading a Wheel Loader: The driver will carefully drive onto the trailer. Apply the parking brake, select neutral, activate the hydraulic lock out switch, next releasing the boom lock to release hydraulic pressure and lower the bucket. Lastly the driver will chain down the load to the trailer bed using the Wheel Loader tow eyes as well as chaining to the bucket. 

As with all loads, you’ll see the driver inspect the load and drive at a slow pace, breaking, to ensure the load is stable and secure before departing. 

Our Owner Operators are experts when it comes to handling Skid Steers. Whether it’s a tracked or wheeled, our drivers will ensure your equipment is loaded and secured correctly so that it arrives to its destination safely and in its original condition. 

Loading a Skid Steer: The driver will carefully drive onto the trailer. Apply the parking brake, select neutral, activate the hydraulic lock out switch, next releasing the boom lock to release hydraulic pressure and lower the bucket. Lastly the driver will chain down the load to the trailer bed using the Skid Steer tow eyes as well as chaining to the bucket. 

As with all loads you’ll see the driver inspect the load and drive at a slow pace, breaking, to ensure the load is stable and secure before departing. 

Our Owner Operators are experts when it comes to handling Graders and Scrapers. Whether it’s a Motor Grader, Motor Scraper or even a pull type scraper, our drivers will ensure your equipment is loaded and secured correctly so that it arrives to its destination safely and in its original condition. 

Loading a GraderDepending on the type but especially the Motor Grader will require a low boy trailer and extra wheels (axels) in order for the driver to ensure the weight is distributed correctly. That could mean additional trailer types like Jeep dollys. Pilot car escort would also possibly be required to ensure the safety of the load and other road users due to its size. The driver will carefully drive onto the trailer. Apply the parking brake, select neutral, activate the hydraulic lock out switch, lock to release hydraulic pressure. Lastly the driver will chain down the load to the trailer bed using the equipment’s tow eyes as. 

As with all loads you’ll see the driver inspect the load and drive at a slow pace, breaking, to ensure the load is stable and secure before departing. 

Our Owner Operators are experts when it comes to handling Dump Trucks. Whether it’s an Articulated Rock Truck, or a smaller single axle dump truck, our drivers will ensure your equipment is loaded and secured correctly so that it arrives to its destination safely and in its original condition. 

Loading a Dump Truck: The driver will carefully drive onto the trailer. Apply the parking brake, select neutral, activate the hydraulic lock out switch, lock to release hydraulic pressure. Lastly the driver will chain down the load to the trailer bed using the equipment’s tow eyes as. 

As with all loads, you’ll see the driver inspect the load and drive at a slow pace, breaking, to ensure the load is stable and secure before departing. 

Our Owner Operators can handle your construction heavy haul using the correct rigs, securing your load correctly and safely transporting to your destination.

Construction equipment comes in all manner of shapes and sizes. Our Spec Search tool has almost every piece listed with accurate dimensions and weight, to help you obtain your quote more efficiently enabling you to post the load to our driver database with confidence. 


What to expect when shipping? 

Some construction equipment loads might require, due to size and weight, additional wheels. When we talk about extra wheels, we mean the driver will need to ensure he uses the correct trailer type and perhaps the addition of a jeep or an extra set of axles. This will distribute the weight of the machine and make the load legal. 

Pilot car escorts are also sometimes required. Usually this is due to the load being over legal width. Depending on the Province or State the driver will be required to haul at certain times of the day using a pilot car escort thus ensuring the safety of the load and other road users. 


Our Spec Search tool has almost every piece listed with accurate dimensions and weight. BRANDT, CAT, CATERPILLAR, JOHN DEERE, CASE, VOLVO, KOMATSU, HITACHI, DOODAN, LIEBHERR, GROVE, JCB, TEREX, BOBCAT, ATLAS COPCO, WACKER NEUSON, PALFINGER, SKYJACK, BOMAG, KUBOTA, NEW HOLLAND other brands within some of these manufactures would include Genie, etc.