Shipping Heavy Equipment for John Deere
Whether you need parts, tools, forestry machinery, or heavy farming equipment, John Deere has it all. They will use a reliable shipping service to ensure your heavy equipment makes it to your door safe and sound. Professional transport services will even insure your purchase as it’s shipped in case an accident occurs during the delivery process.
How John Deere Ships Their Equipment
When someone orders parts or equipment online from John Deere, the manufacturer will find a nearby location that carries exactly what you ordered. From that location, a professional auto transport company will come to retrieve the heavy equipment for shipping. In many cases, open air methods are used for the machinery’s transport. However, depending on the value and durability of the farming or forestry equipment, enclosed services might work best. Enclosed services provide more protection to whatever is being delivered.
The Difference between Open Air and Enclosed Shipping Methods
Open air shipping methods are perhaps the most used type of heavy equipment and auto transport. Although it lacks in protection, it is the cheapest form of delivery. When farming equipment or heavy machinery is delivered through open air methods, they are left vulnerable to poor weather conditions. Luckily, your transport specialists are trained to avoid harsh weather conditions and know when it’s best to take alternative routes due to road construction and other potential hazards. This inexpensive form of shipping is usually guaranteed safe and comes with insurance coverage to protect the value of your John Deere purchase.
Enclosed shipping methods aren’t available for all types of deliveries. The heavy equipment must fit into one of the large shipping containers owned by the transporter. If enclosed shipping is an option for you, give it consideration. Even though it comes at a higher cost than most open air methods of transport, it shelters your heavy equipment from bad weather and hazardous outside elements. The thick metal walls of the container also shield the equipment from vandalism and other dangers as it is in route to its new home.
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.
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