Pile driving is required when there's a need to build piers, cofferdams, bridges, and other structures that require pole support. Piles can be part of deep foundation support for a building and other structures (1).
When it's time for new building construction, it's imperative that the pile driver is on location to get the project started. This is where the team at A-1 Auto Transport comes in to save the day. We transport those hard to ship items like pile drivers with seamless shipping services that will ensure stress-free services with quality equipment care and quick pickup and delivery.
What We Transport
Not all pile drivers are the same and some will need to be hauled with specialized trailers that are designed for long distance hauling while others can be hauled locally from one job site to the next on heavy haulers that are geared up for short distance travel.
We haul the following:
- Piling hammer
- Hammer guide
- Piling rig
- Piling winch
- Driving cap
- Hydraulic hammer
- Crawler pile driver
- Travel lead system (vertical)
- Hanging leader
- Packing materials
What We Do
For more than 30 years, A-1 Auto Transport has been a leader in the transport industry because we have built solid relationships with our customers worldwide. We transport everything from motor vehicles, motorcycles, and boats to pile drivers, farm tractors, and other heavy machinery. Most importantly, we believe that safety during transport is the utmost importance for our customers as well as our drivers and those we partner with.
We transport pile drivers local from one job site to the next, but we also work with customers that need interstate transport from one state to another and those who ship outside of the United States. We make sure that our customers know about required permits for delivery, customs fees and more prior to shipment.
To schedule pile driver shipping services, you can fill out the no hassle quote form on this page or call an agent today at (888) 230-9116 for a quote.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are two main types of shipping when it comes to ground transport; terminal-to-terminal shipping and door-to-door shipping.
The first option is less popular despite its lower cost because the company will transport your pile driver to a terminal, and you'll have to pick it up yourself. Since you'll probably have to hire a driver and trailer again anyway, it becomes a cumbersome process.
On the other hand, a door-to-door service means that the company driver will bring your pile driver directly to your doorstep or whatever destination you've provided to the shipping company. Although it's slightly more expensive, the final cost is acceptable considering the total.
Many objects onsite might need transportation apart from a pile driver, like a piling hammer, hammer guide, piling rig, piling winch, and a driving cap. Apart from these, there is also larger equipment like a hydraulic hammer, crawler pile driver, a travel lead system (vertical), and a hanging leader.
Finally, you'll also need to store and transport packing materials required during use. A1 Auto Transport can move all this equipment for you and your pile driver. Although you'll need more than one trailer, you can rest assured that your possessions will be in safe hands and will reach you on time.
A flatbed trailer is the simplest way to transport something as light as a pile driver. A good flatbed is designed to take almost 40,000 pounds of weight, so there's no problem loading. Since there's a lot of flat space, it's easy for the loaders to secure it too.
This is because a flatbed has no edges that would get in the way or damage the pile driver's bottom side when it's jutting out from the sides. Once personnel loads the driver using a ramp propped against the trailer, the loaders can secure it.
It's tied to the trailer using chains, with some around the main body and one or two around the front bucket.
A pile driver isn't an oversized load because its average weight is around 4672kg, almost 10,000 pounds. Considering that the weight limit for oversized freight is 46000 pounds, a pile driver is far from oversized.
However, it is a wide load because it exceeds the other dimensional limitations. It's around 12.5 feet wide and 19.6 feet high, and while its length is on the shorter side, this is enough to garner two escort vehicles.
This is because states consider any load wider than 8.5 feet and higher than 13.5 feet a wide load. The length limit ranges from 48 to 53 feet, which a pile driver doesn't pass. Since it's a wide load, transporting it becomes slightly more complicated.