If you need to ship some farm equipment, such as a combine harvester or irrigation system, you might be wondering how much it will cost to send your equipment to its destination. The answer is “it depends” – but you can read on to see what factors affect the cost of shipping with a company like A-1 Auto Transport, and get answers to some common questions about shipping your farm equipment.
How Much Will It Cost To Ship My Farm Equipment?
The cost of shipping farm equipment is very different for each type of project. The only way to know the cost is to consult with an experienced shipping company like A-1 Auto Transport. Factors that affect shipping cost include shipment type, domestic vs. international shipping, desired arrival time, method of transportation, and more.
- Shipment type – Some types of equipment are easier to ship than others, such as self-powered farm equipment like tractors. The overall size and weight of your shipment will also have a large impact on cost.
- Domestic vs. international – Shipping domestically is usually cheaper than shipping internationally, since it won’t involve customs or shipment via ocean-going freight.
- Arrival time – The sooner a shipment must arrive, the more it will cost to ship. Planning ahead to give you plenty of time to ship your equipment will save you a lot of money.
- Transportation method – Shipping methods like ocean-going freight, train transport, and trucking all have different costs, but are usually relatively affordable. Air freight is very fast, but extremely expensive.
How Do I Get A Quote For Farm Equipment Shipping?
You can contact an experienced shipping company like A-1 Auto Transport. Just provide a few details to the shipping company about your shipment type, schedule, and destination, and you can quickly get a quote.
Because each project is different, getting a quote from a heavy equipment shipping professional is the only way to properly estimate how much it will cost to ship farm equipment.
What’s The Cheapest Way To Ship Farm Equipment?
If you’re shipping farm equipment domestically within the United States, it’s usually the cheapest to ship your equipment using road-based trucking. If you’re shipping internationally, shipping on an ocean-going freight ship is the best option.
There are some other ways to ship farm equipment abroad and domestically, including trains and air freight. An experienced equipment shipping company can help you examine all of these options and choose the method that offers the best combination of speed and value.
Need To Ship Farm Equipment? Get A Quote From A-1 Auto Transport Now!
At A-1 Auto Transport, we can help you ship any kind of farm equipment – including both self-powered equipment and non-powered equipment. Contact us online or call to discuss the details of your farm equipment shipping project and to get a quote.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.