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Transporting Farm Equipment
Farming is the backbone of the American economy and it should be no surprise to anyone that at any given time during the year we see thousands of different pieces of equipment being hauled on backroads, freeways, and even main highways.
You could have many different reasons for shipping farm equipment which include:
Farmers – As a farmer, you may need to move your equipment from one field to the next, and if you have fields in many different areas, then driving it over yourself isn’t going to do the trick. Instead, you need a good farm equipment hauling company to get the job done for you. Don’t worry, it’s not as hard as you think.
Equipment Sellers – As we said in the opening paragraph, farming is the backbone of America and none of it would be possible without a top of line equipment sellers. With customers all over the continental United States, being able to ship farming equipment properly is essential, and for this, you will need to get good farm equipment hauling quote.
The Benefits of using a farm Equipment Hauling Company
If you are new to the industry in any capacity then you might be thinking of cutting some corners by moving the equipment yourself, but to that, we would say absolutely not. There are countless benefits to hiring a farm equipment hauling company, some of which you may never have even considered.
- Experienced Haulers – When you need a piece of equipment hauled you may have many questions, but ultimately it’s going to come down to one thing: experience. How much experience do you have in hauling equipment? How much are you willing to invest? If you’re coming up short on either one of these answers, then you’re going to want to call for help in the form of a farm equipment hauler.
- Lower Cost – If you try to haul the equipment yourself then you are undoubtedly going to find that there are unexpected expenses and it’s really not something that you want to deal with, especially if you have other obligations to worry about.
- Safety – When farming equipment is being hauled, safety needs to be at the forefront, and we don’t need to tell you why. Safety absolutely must be considered for anyone who is participating in the hauling, and if you’re not a highly experienced transporter then it may be harder for you to ensure that than you think.
One item that we haven’t mentioned in the above bullet points is the efficiency of moving with an experienced hauler. Moving equipment across state lines can always be difficult, especially if you haven’t taken permits and weight into account. Something to keep in mind is that each and every state will have its own set of rules when it comes to permits, and most importantly, the maximum weight that you are allowed to carry on the road.
This is something that cannot be circumvented as you would need to stop at weigh stations and ensure that you’re complying with both state and federal codes. Failure to do so can result in a fine, and this is just one of many issues that you might run into when you are hauling farm equipment. As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to call on the professionals for this job.
How Much Does it Cost?
It is difficult for us to give you farm equipment hauling quite right here at the outset – it depends on a number of different factors. First of all, the year, make, model, weight, and size will play into the overall cost, but you also have the pickup/delivery charges to think about. The longer the journey is going to be, the more you are going to pay for it, so if you are moving your vehicle from Florida to California, the cost can skyrocket quite quickly. Additionally, you will need to factor in the price of diesel fuel. These parameters make it so that every single trip is different, and every trip will cost a different amount.
Following certain steps can make the whole process easier and less confusing. Take a look at the steps below to help you prepare your farm equipment for transport and tractor shipping.
Before doing anything else, it is important to have some information ready. Take some time and compile the following:
- Amount of Farm Equipment to be Shipped – It is important to have a list of the farm equipment you need to have shipped. This will make planning the transportation easier and will also help with the following steps.
- Equipment Dimensions – Getting the correct dimensions of your equipment is also important. This helps us to determine the trailer or trailers needed to transport everything. You need to know the length, width, height, and weight. The manual may be of help, but if the equipment is old, it may be necessary to get it weighed again.
- Timeline – Knowing the timeline for the delivery is very important. Timeline plays a huge role in the cost of delivery.
Having all this information available before contacting someone about transporting your farm equipment will streamline the quote and planning process. This also allows the transport company to acquire the correct permits for transport.
How Long Does it Take?
The amount of time needed to transport your vehicle will depend on the distance. Generally, it will take three to five days, but if you are going coast to coast, then it will take between seven to ten days. For more information on this, you will need to talk to your agent and determine the details of the trip.
What Should You Look for in a Transport Company?
In a transport company, you want to make sure that they have the resources, and most importantly, you want to check their reputation. Do they really have what it takes to get the job done? Check online to see our five-star reviews and use our service with confidence.
While it can definitely become very complicated, you will find that companies that haul farm equipment are right for this type of job. One thing you know for sure is that you want your farm equipment to make it to its destination intact, and you want to make sure that it gets there on time. The farming season can’t wait and neither can you! For more information, give us a call or send us an e-mail to find out just what you need to do to prepare your farm equipment and get the job done on time.
Transporting Farm Machinery Service. There are many different brands of tractors, and when it comes to hauling tractors, we can transport almost any brand and type. We are especially well suited to shipping John Deere or Kubota equipment. If you are looking into hauling John Deere equipment or Kubota hauling, you need to look no further than We Will Transport It.
We are experienced in hauling tractors and the following farm equipment:
- Compact Utility Tractors
- Utility Tractors
- Row-Crop Tractors
- Four-Wheel Drive Tractors
- Cotton Strippers
- Cotton Pickers
- Forage Harvesters
- Planters and Seeders
- Tillage Equipment
- Self-Propelled Sprayers
This is just a small list of tractors and farm equipment we can transport. One of our logistics specialists can help you determine the method of transporting farm equipment that fits your needs.
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Hauling Farm Equipment
Before we can begin the process of transporting your farm machinery, we need the following information:
- The amount of farm equipment that needs to be shipped.
- The name, make, and model for each vehicle.
- Dimensions: height, width, length, and weight.
- Pick up and drop off locations.
- Preferred dates and times of pickup and delivery.
Farm Equipment Transport
After collecting all the necessary information, we at We Will Transport It will be able to determine the best mode of transport for your equipment. Our drivers are very experienced and capable of transporting with many different carrier types.
We offer the following carriers for transporting farm machinery:
- Flatbed Trailers
- Removable Gooseneck Trailers
- Double Drop Trailers
- Specialized Trailers
- Lowboy Trailers
- Step Deck Trailers
- Hotshot Trailers
- Extendable Trailers
Once the method of Farm Equipment Hauling is determined, we can figure out the best route of travel and acquire all needed state and federal permits for shipment.
Some states also require extra insurance when shipping equipment across state lines. After we receive all the paperwork needed for the trip, we can tell you the total cost of shipment. The shipment price includes all taxes, tolls, insurance needs, and permits required. We can also tell you the estimated pick-up and drop-off times. These may vary due to traffic and/or weather.
Preparing Your Farm Equipment for Travel
After contacting a transport company and confirming transport information, it is important to prepare your equipment for transport. Here are some things you can do to make pickup and travel easier.
- Check the Manual – Before transporting your farm equipment, it is important to check the manual. If you do not have the manual, you can find it online. The manual will provide important information about how to prepare your farm equipment for travel. This may include disconnecting batteries, emptying engine fluid, and securing loose parts.
- Cover Vulnerable Parts – Because your equipment will be traveling on an open-air trailer, it will be exposed to the elements. Thus, covering any parts that may be vulnerable to rain and wind is a must. Also, if transportation is happening during the winter, it is necessary to winterize equipment tanks and lines. Protection against heat may be necessary for summer travel. Again, your owner’s manual is a great reference.
- Plan Pickup and Drop off – Specifically, the location of the pickup and drop off the need to be planned. Large farm equipment needs room to be moved on and off a trailer and the trucks moving the equipment also need room to move. Planning pickup and drop-off in a large open area make this process much easier.
Following these steps will not only make the farm equipment transportation process easier, but it may also save you money. Having all information available makes it easier for your transportation company to find the correct movers for you. Also, preparing equipment for transport will keep everything safe and secure so that no unexpected damages occur during travel.
If you have farm equipment you need to transport, please do not hesitate to contact We Will Transport It.
Farm Equipment hauling Crew
In addition to our expert drivers, we come with a portfolio of farm equipment transportation companies. We at We Will Transport It will be able to ship your equipment or find someone else that can do it better and at a reasonable price. When we offer our shipping quote, we will also provide quotes from the many different farm machinery transportation companies we are in contact with. If another transportation company is a better fit for your needs, we will facilitate communication between you and your company of choice. You can rest assured that We Will Transport It or any other shipping company we suggest will deliver your farm equipment safely and in a timely manner. Transporting farm machinery and hauling tractors can be a difficult process. Let us help you make the process simple.
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