- Farm Machinery Shipping
- The Types Of Farm Machinery We Ship
- Why Use A-1 Auto Transport’s Farm Machinery Shipping Services?
- Reason No 1 – Free Quotes
- Reason No 2 – Experienced Drivers
- Reason No 3 – An Undeniable Track Record
- How Much Do Farm Machinery Services Cost?
- A Dedicated And Personalized Service
Farm Machinery Shipping
You have farm machinery that you need to transport over a long distance. Even if it's machinery you typically drive, such as a tractor or cotton picker, you can’t exactly head out on a road trip. You need to get that machinery professionally loaded and transported to ensure it arrives at its destination safe and sound.
A-1 Auto Transport offers heavy machinery services that cover almost any machinery you use at your farm. Discover why we’re the carriers to trust when it comes to farm machinery shipping.
The Types of Farm Machinery We Ship
If you use it on your farm, the odds are that A-1 Auto Transport can ship it anywhere in the United States or overseas. Our specialists have experience in shipping a wide range of equipment, including:
- Cotton strippers and pickers
- Tillage machinery
All of these items fall under the heavy haul category, meaning you need a specialized service to transport them over long distances.
Why Use A-1 Auto Transport’s Farm Machinery Shipping Services?
A-1 Auto Transport has years of experience in shipping vehicles and farm equipment throughout the United States. Here are just a few of the reasons to trust us with your farm machinery shipping needs.
Reason No. 1 – Free Quotes
Transporting farm machinery is often a complicated process that requires more steps than simply loading a vehicle onto a trailer. We work with you to understand the challenges the equipment you want to transport presents and can provide a free, no-obligation quote based on the information you provide.
Reason No. 2 – Experienced Drivers
Any driver we send out to you has worked with farm machinery before and is fully qualified to operate the commercial vehicles needed to ship your equipment. You can trust your driver to handle the transportation process safely and to answer any questions you may have.
Reason No. 3 – An Undeniable Track Record
We’ve completed over two million shipping jobs and have an amazing track record with our clients. Over 97% of the people who use A-1 Auto Transport’s services say that they’d recommend us to a friend.
How Much Do Farm Machinery Services Cost?
There isn’t a flat rate for shipping farm machinery. The cost depends on several factors, including:
- The type of machinery you need to ship.
- The machine’s size, including its height and weight. Tall machines may require the use of special trailers to account for height restrictions on the road.
- Your destination plays the most obvious role. The further we need to travel, the more you’ll pay for fuel and our drivers’ time.
A Dedicated and Personalized Service
At A-1 Auto Transport, we offer a personalized service that’s designed to transport your farm machinery safely. Our specialists come to you and bring all of the equipment needed to load your machine onto our trailers. We’ll then ship the machine to its destination while staying in contact with you throughout journey.
Would you like to learn more about our farm machinery shipping service?
Give us a call at (888) 230-9116 or contact our team online with your questions or to get a free quote for shipping your farm machinery.
Frequently Asked Questions
The normal cost to move farm machinery differs from state to state, even though a company's considerations are the same. First and foremost, distance is crucial because most transportation companies charge per mile.
This suggests that bigger distances will be more expensive. However, weather and traffic can also indirectly raise costs because they force the vehicle to use more fuel. When there is a lot of traffic, the truck consumes more energy and the costs rises.
If you want your equipment to be shipped out more quickly, the company will charge you for expedited shipping since they will have to adjust their schedule to make room for you.
What specific farm machinery you require the shipping business to transport will determine the answer. Bigger cargoes need different trailers, especially if they are wide or oversized.
Any load that weighs more than 46,000 pounds (such as a cotton picker) is considered an oversized load, so businesses move it on lowboy or step-deck trailers.
There are two types of lowboys: a two-axle model that can support 40,000 pounds and a four-axle one that can support 80,000 pounds. For big loads, both are good choices.
Smaller tractors that weigh around 5000 pounds can easily be transported using a flatbed trailer, which can carry 20,000 pounds.
Without a quote, we cannot provide an exact amount because of the possibility of huge price changes, even within the USA or a single state. Even the price per mile changes depending on where your pick-up and drop-off locations are.
If there is a large distance between the two points, it will take the driver longer to get to you. However, they might show up sooner if the roads are clear. This is crucial for elements like the weather because it can delay travel even over short distances if both are problematic.
The total time can vary depending on the weather and traffic. It's best to employ a shipping business ahead of time because both can result in delivery delays.
Moving farm machinery over a substantial distance by yourself is not advisable because it is often quite heavy, even if you are experienced using it on a farm. It's not simple for a layman.
The most important factor is that professional transport companies can't be compared to regular people because they know the difficulties of transferring large machinery.
To avoid damage on the journey, farm machinery is loaded carefully. Due to the complexity of handling freight, they will send a skilled driver to ensure that the delivery goes off without a hitch.
Concerning wider or heavier loads, they have the experience to recognise which roads are best. They can also navigate trailers with large loads on them.