Easily recognizable even by a layperson, the bulldozer is the go-to piece of machinery for pushing large amounts of any material. Used to level, grade and prepare a site for building, your bulldozer is likely one of your essential pieces of equipment. Available in a wide range of sizes and with optional additions (like a ripper), the bulldozer is versatile and durable.
We Have the Capacity Required
You may be in need of bulldozer transport, for a variety of different reasons. Construction operations tend to be temporary in nature, with your entire fleet of vehicles moving on after the current job is completed.
Though you may have the equipment to haul your current dozer, perhaps you’ve recently bought an upgraded size - and don’t have the tools to transport it. Whatever the reason, A1 Auto Transport has the knowledge, capability and experience that you require.
We Provide Flexible Solutions
Boasting every transport option available today, we have a solution that will fit your needs perfectly. With optional services like GPS tracking and door-to-door delivery, we’re also highly convenient. Our extensive network allows us to offer shipping nationwide, as well as most international ports.
We Offer Attractive Prices
Our competitive rates and unrivaled experience, make us an industry leader in the transportation of heavy equipment. Don’t be fooled by others, who may not have the skill, equipment and know-how necessary for problem-free transport. We also create a personalized rate that’s based on the exact specifications of your move.
Speak with us today to discover how we can serve you - and to receive your free, no-obligation quote right over the phone.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Prepare My Bulldozer Before Transport?
Hiring a shipping company, even for a car, is meant to make things easier because it handles every step, but there's one part: the customer's responsibility. You must prepare your vehicle for transport.
Usually, this step involves having it thoroughly cleaned and emptied from the inside and outside. It's best if you have it done professionally because the slightest dirt can cause issues, especially if your bulldozer is shipped overseas.
Countries have strict regulations because even a little dirt can bring microorganisms that would rattle the environment, so if it's not clear, they'll send it to a quarantine facility, and you'll have to pay for it.
Are There Any Regulations To Consider When Transporting a Bulldozer?
Yes, because bigger bulldozers weigh over the oversize limit, permits are needed to transport them.
A smaller bulldozer weighs around 20,000 pounds, but medium ones weigh up to 60,000 pounds, while the biggest ones can go up to 150,000 pounds.
Anything over 46000 pounds is an oversized load, while those over a minimum of 180,000 pounds are considered a superload depending on the state. This number means that the largest bulldozer is very close to the upper end of the spectrum.
The set dimensions for wide loads are 8.5 feet for width, 48 to 53 feet for length, and 13.5 feet for height. Depending on the model, bulldozers can easily pass these specifications, so there are many things to consider when transporting them.
How is a Bulldozer Transported to its Destination?
The most common way to transport bulldozers on the lower side of the size and weight spectrum is to use a flatbed trailer.
The bulldozer can be loaded quickly by propping a ramp against it, and it's easy to secure because there are no edges in case the front is too broad.
But heavier ones are transported on lowboy trailers designed for oversized loads. A standard two-axle can carry up to 40,000 pounds, while a four-axle version can carry 80,000 pounds.
On top of that, a lowboy is also closer to the ground, which makes it easier to navigate because the heavy bulldozer is less likely to topple at sharp turns, and it’s also possible to accommodate the bulldozer to height regulations.
How Can I Transport My Bulldozer Overseas?
Suppose you need your bulldozer transported out of the country. In that case, you'll need to submit more documents, get a USPS Customs form, a Department of Transport (DoT) Form, an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Form, and a US Customs and Border Protection Vehicle Export Sheet.
Other than that, you'll prepare the bulldozer as usual. The most common way to transport it will be roll-on roll-off shipping. This is because it's too big to fit in the 20 feet or 40 feet containers and can be rolled onto the platform and secured quickly.
You don't need to worry about it being exposed to the elements, even if it's new. After all, it's built to take wear and tear because it's a piece of heavy equipment used during construction.