When it's time for you to move the earth, let A-1 Auto Transport move your scraper so you can get the job done fast. Whether self-propelled, push-pull scraper, elevating scraper, or motor scrapers, scrapers are necessary equipment on most construction sites and one that most crews cannot take time to wait on when it's needed to complete a job. Just as the scraper works to move dirt out of the way to help smooth the surface for roadways and many building jobs, your transportation choice should be able to smooth the way for your equipment to be hauled to the location you need it in a timely manner.
Door to Door Pickup and Delivery Right on Time
You may not need the paving equipment delivered right to your front door, but we can have it picked up and delivered right to your jobsite if there is plenty of space for a large truck to maneuver the roadway. Our team works hard to make sure equipment shipments are stress-free for our customers so you can focus on the work you need to handle and not on the logistics of moving heavy equipment. We also strive to provide on-time delivery by moving efficiently when we load your motor scraper at pickup and when we unload at the destination for delivery.
Safe and Insured
We have an extensive network of carriers including our own fleet of carrier trucks that can conveniently ship your oversize load, and we offer fully insured transportation services that help give you peace of mind while your wheel tractor scraper is in shipment.
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Frequently Asked Questions
A less discussed factor when transporting heavy loads is checking with your shipping company to confirm that the driver they give you is an experienced professional. It may seem like any driver with the company will be good, but experience makes a world of difference.
The main reason is that issues during the journey are inevitable, mainly because it's an oversized load. Accidents may occur, and an experienced driver will know how to deal with them calmly.
Not every company can transport an oversized load because regulations require a minimum of $750,000 insurance for heavy haulers. Before hiring, you must look into the company's legitimacy and track record.
It gets pretty lengthy. As mentioned, two factors are affected by permit requirements, and the first is logistics. A shipping company must apply for several individual permits on different state and city websites, each of which has other needs.
Although the DOT website has links to them, the journey still can't start until different states and cities confirm all the licenses, or there may be issues on the road.
Once the permits arrive, the driver can set out. The slightest delay can mess up the company's entire schedule, so you must hire a company at least three months before you're supposed to have it delivered unless you want to pay for expedited shipping.
Considering its weight, the most suitable trailers to transport a scraper are the lowboy or RGN trailers.
The first has two types, a two-axle variant that only carries up to 40,000 pounds and a four-axle variant that can take 80,000 pounds max weight. The latter is perfect for transporting a scraper because the lower base means the loaders can adjust the height to some extent.
An RGN trailer or step deck trailer is another good choice because it has a removable gooseneck, making it easier to load heavy equipment like a scraper without worrying about balance or falling off at the wrong time.
Both are well-suited to carry a heavy load like a scraper, and a good company will use either.
An average scraper can easily weigh 37849kg, almost 84,000 pounds. It would help if you remembered that this automatically makes it an oversized load because anything over 46000 pounds is considered one.
Its length is around 51 feet, which makes it between the 48 to 53 feet range for length. And its width is approximately 12 feet, which is also over the 8.5 feet limit for width. Even if 51 feet is under the limit in some states, its width alone puts it in the broad load category.
This fact makes the transportation process slightly trickier for logistics and the journey itself.