Your bulldozer may be in need of a replacement blade, or perhaps you’ve decide to upgrade or change your current configuration. There are three different blades typically available, each with their own unique benefits and applications. A universal blade is high with a pronounced curve, and it includes substantial side wings designed to hold more material in place.
A straight blade is far different, with a short height, no side-to-side curve and a lack of side wings. Finally, a semi-universal (or S-U) blade is a blend of the other two designs. It features a curve (but less than a true universal blade’s curve), has a mid-range height and smallish side wings (1).
Experienced Parts Transportation
Whether your blade has structural damage or you need to install a different type for your current job - it’s not unusual to purchase or order these from sellers located a long distance away. Sourcing a blade that will fit your bulldozer isn’t always easy, especially if you’re purchasing one used or need a blade on short notice.
A Convenient Alternative
Going a few hundred or a few thousand miles away to pick up your blade, is a dismal proposition. You may not have the time to devote to this task, or the equipment to accomplish the move safely. Paperwork can also be involved in state-to-state moves of oversized parts, and you may not know the applicable regulations.
An Extensive Fleet
This is why professional transport is the right choice, when in need of transit for heavy equipment. A1 Auto Transport is an industry leader, with more than two decades of experience in the field. Our fleet of cutting-edge equipment stands ready to serve all of your transport needs. Whether you need a bulldozer blade moved to the next town over or across the country (or even internationally), we have the infrastructure, personnel and expertise required for a flawless trip.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Transport a Bulldozer Blade Alone to its Destination?
Technically, you can because if your blade is for a medium or large bulldozer, it'll be pretty big. Medium bulldozers range from 20000 to 60000 pounds while larger ones go up to 150,000.
This number means that a large blade can be up to 19 feet for their U-blades. Even a smaller one can be around 7 feet. However, remember that it's not the most convenient way, and it might seem more straightforward to hire a smaller flatbed trailer to transport it yourself.
This is because not all blades can be transported with a bulldozer, even if you're moving the vehicle. But working with a company is still better because they'll be better equipped to handle everything.
How is a Bulldozer Secured on a Trailer With its Blade?
A smaller bulldozer is transported using a flatbed trailer and doesn’t cause issues regarding size and weight. But larger ones are transported on lowboy trailers designed to take more weight, and the blade only adds to it.
The bulldozer blade has to be secured with separate chains, and the weight of the main body must be distributed so there's no issue at inspections at state borders.
The blade doesn't create extreme problems but adds to the burden. This factor is because since more enormous bulldozers are already oversized and wide loads, it's not an issue to accommodate the wide blade.
But there’s still a difference in how easily the vehicle can be balanced and secured, so it’s best to opt for a well-qualified company.
What Role Does Logistics Play When it Comes to Transporting a Bulldozer Blade?
Logistics is essential for shipping companies because it's the heart of the operation. It decides how and when everything operates to ensure all deliveries are as efficient as possible.
An example is that since bulldozers are usually used at construction sites, they're likely to be in a city with heavy traffic. The company must decide the best possible time to transport the bulldozer, so it reaches on time.
Several variables, like the weather (in case of a storm) and heavy traffic flow, must be considered as to how the journey will fit into the driver's schedule, so it doesn't prolong other deliveries.
Why is Door-to-Door Shipping the Best Choice for Moving a Bulldozer?
There are two significant types of shipping for heavy equipment; terminal-to-terminal shipping and door-to-door services. And the latter is the smartest choice for bulldozers.
The first option means that your bulldozer will be dropped at a terminal, and you'll have to take it to your destination; this may seem cheaper, but you can't drive the vehicle on the road, especially if it's a busy area. So you'll have to pay someone to move it anyway.
Door-to-door services mean that your bulldozer will reach you at your destination, so the final cost becomes just as much. It's also the more convenient option because one vendor handles the entire process.