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Shipping a Scissor Lift

What's in this article?
  1. Transportation Options
  2. Container Shipping
  3. The Cost Of Shipping A Scissor Lift
  4. Why Ship With A-1 Auto Transport
  5. Get A Quote Today!
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It is common to see a scissor lift driving through your local big box department store as associates lift merchandise onto high shelves or even on city sidewalks as painters and contractors use them to reach high levels of a building. As handy as these machines are for those that use them daily, it is not convenient nor is it legal to drive them from one location or job site to another. best trailer

A-1 Auto Transport, Inc, has worked with contractors and businesses for over 30 years and has the experience necessary to transport scissor lifts and other heavy machinery to and from job sites, department stores, and other locations nationwide. Need to ship internationally? Our team can help with international shipments as well.

Transportation Options

When it comes to the options you have when shipping scissor lifts, the most ideal, as well as economical mode of transport is open-air transport. Using this method, the scissor lift is loaded onto a flatbed trailer and then secured in place. It will then ship quickly to the destination of the lift hauling step deck work site.

Container shipping

Container shipping is also available, but the cost is generally going to be more than it is with open-air transport. With container shipment, the scissor lift is placed inside a large shipping trailer to protect it from the elements, including weather, debris, and people.

The Cost of Shipping a Scissor Lift

The cost of shipping a scissor lift will vary depending on a few things.

Weight: The weight of the scissor lift will impact the fuel efficiency and the weight limit that the driver can haul. The more the load weighs, the more it will cost to transport. Some healing vehicles have a max weight they can support. Therefore the weight of the scissor lift may require using a bigger carrier, and that's more costly.

Size: Larger items take up more space, so transport may cost more. This is true due to carriers not being able to haul for more customers at one time and the possibility of having to use a larger carrier for delivery. However, it's important to note that if your shipment you can save money when you ship your lift as a partial load. This means the carriers can ship it together with the equipment of other customers.

Distance: The distance from where the scissor lift is picked up to where it needs to be delivered will factor into the overall cost for shipment.

Why Ship with A-1 Auto Transport

A-1 Auto Transport has more than 30 years of experience in the auto transport industry, and we have a large fleet of reliable carriers to help you haul scissor lifts and boom lifts, as well as transport your other heavy machinery, construction equipment, and motor vehicles from one destination to the other. We also partner with skilled carriers and international shippers to ensure we can effectively transport motor vehicles and machinery to global locations.

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To get a hassle-free quote today, you can fill out the quote form on this page or call one of our agents at 1-888-230-9116 for fast service and affordable rates.

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NO. 018191NF
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Paramount, CA 90723
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ABC Worldwide LLC
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Boca Raton, FL 33431
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Elizabeth, NJ 07201
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Edison, NJ 08837
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Boca Raton, FL 33487
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