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Shipping a Bulldozer

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  1. Bulldozer Hauling & Shipping | A-1 Auto Transport
  2. Shipping A Bulldozer
  3. Bulldozer Haulers And Shippers Near You
  4. Shipping Bulldozer Attachments
  5. How Much Will It Cost To Ship Bulldozers?
  6. Shipping Options For Bulldozers
  7. Insurance Coverage
  8. Shipping Permits
  9. Contact A-1 Auto Transport For Bulldozer Hauling And Shipping Nationwide
Bulldozer Hauling & Shipping

Bulldozer Hauling & Shipping | A-1 Auto Transport

If you've been looking online for “bulldozer haulers and shippers near me,” you're in the right place. A-1 Auto Transport has years of experience moving all types of heavy machinery and equipment, including bulldozers. From Komatsu to Caterpillar, Case, Euclid, Allis Chalmers, and more, we can transport bulldozers and heavy equipment from all major manufacturers.

With a team of experienced professional drivers standing by throughout America and a proven reputation for excellence in bulldozer transport and hauling of other heavy construction equipment, we're always here to help you get the services you need at your company.

From domestic shipping of bulldozers to local job sites, to shipping bulldozers across state lines, throughout the entire country, or even overseas, you can trust us to get the job done – at the right time and at the right price. Learn more about our bulldozer hauling and shipping services below.

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Shipping a Bulldozer

Since they must move quickly from one location to another, most professionals use transport services to get their bulldozer tractors moved.

Not all transport companies will have the capability of shipping a bulldozer. They must offer heavy equipment shipping services if they are to deliver your bulldozer. Contact any reputable transport company with these services to see if and how they can transport your bulldozer. You'll usually have several options depending on the details of the transport and the type of bulldozer shipping.

Bulldozer Haulers And Shippers Near You

If you've been looking for a bulldozer transport company, look no further. We've made it our goal to provide the very best heavy machinery hauling services in America at A-1 Auto Transport.

From smaller bulldozer models to the largest earth movers, we can handle any type of bulldozer or heavy equipment – even oversized loads that other shipping companies may not usually haul. If it can be moved, we can move it – that's a guarantee.

A1- Auto, Freedom Heavy Haulers Ships bulldozers On Step Deck Trailers

Shipping Bulldozer Attachments

Our bulldozer transport services and equipment hauling specialists are experts in securing bulldozers and bulldozer attachments, and keeping them in tip-top condition throughout the entire bulldozer hauling and shipping process.

While bulldozer tractors come in standard sizes, bulldozers attachments vary significantly, some of these might be able to travel alongside your main equipment while some needs to be detached for safe transport. For example, based on size or state regulations, the bulldozer blade might need to be detached depending on the exact blade dimensions.

You can trust us to move your equipment safely, and that it will arrive fully operational and ready for use on your job site.

We're also dedicated to always meeting your required shipping deadlines. In a time-sensitive construction environment, we understand that if your shipment is even a day late, this can lead to serious issues with deadlines and project management. That's why our bulldozer haulers and shippers near you will always make your deliveries on time – guaranteed.

Shipping Rates for Bulldozers with SU-Blade Attachment

How Much Will It Cost To Ship Bulldozers?

Each bulldozer shipping and hauling project is different, so we can't give you an accurate estimate without learning more about your bulldozer, its destination, your required shipping time-frame, and other such details. However, a few factors that tend to have the biggest influence on the cost of shipping and hauling your bulldozers includes.

  • Size (dimensions) – Naturally, the dimensions of your bulldozer affect its bulk and the cost of shipping. Larger bulldozers will cost more to ship, while mini bulldozers, or less bulky models may be cheaper. For example, the cost of hauling your bulldozer will be quite a bit higher if your bulldozer qualifies as an oversize load (large bulldozer), due to the costs of hiring pilot cars and getting special permits and lower if it's a small bulldozer.
  • Blade type - It's also important to note the size of the bulldozer blade, whether it's a universal blade (U-blade attachment), ripper blade (which is used to break rocky ground or soil), or one with straight blades (S-blade) as this will affect its mode of transportation and cost.
  • Weight – Weight is another factor that will have an effect on the cost of hauling your bulldozer and other tracked vehicles. Lighter equipment and mini dozers is easier to secure, haul and ship. Heavier bulldozers, on the other hand, may need to be broken down into smaller parts, and may require multiple trucks to ship. For example, the blade or other components may need to be removed from a bulldozer to keep it under the oversize load limit.
  • Distance – Since the cost of shipping is usually determined per mile traveled, the cost of shipping a bulldozer a long distance will be much higher than shipping it a short distance. Counter-intuitively, though, you will pay a higher price-per-mile for short distances, compared to long distances, even though the overall cost will be much lower.
  • Domestic or overseas – Shipping bulldozers overseas brings a lot of red tape and complications and requires navigating things like import fees, hauling the equipment on a cargo ship, and other such things, making the overall process quite a bit more expensive compared to domestic shipping.
  • Deadline for delivery – If you need rush shipping for your bulldozer, you'll pay more than you would if you did not have an urgent deadline for delivery. To get the best rate, we recommend planning ahead so that your bulldozer has plenty of time to arrive and get safely delivered too.

There are many other factors that may affect the cost of shipping your equipment, but these are the most common. For more information about how much bulldozer shipping and hauling will cost, contact A-1 Auto Transport right away.

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Shipping Options for Bulldozers

In most situations, your bulldozer will transport through an open air method. By ground transportation, this means a large trailer which can be flatbed trailers or lowboy trailers. If shipping overseas, a flatbed ship is used. These are both cost efficient, affordable forms of transport. It does lack the protection provided by other shipping options, leaving the bulldozer susceptible to poor weather conditions.

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Some transport companies may offer container shipping services for your bulldozer depending on its size and weight. Often times, customers ship bulldozer pieces and parts through container transport methods. Shipping by container provides the machine with more security from outdoor hazards.

Insurance Coverage For a Bigger or Smaller Dozer On Step Deck Transport

Insurance Coverage

Whether you choose container methods or open air methods, make sure the transport company offers insurance coverage. By law, a licensed transporter must carry insurance coverage at least up to the minimum standards. However, this doesn't always cover the full value of your bulldozer. Ask the transport company about their insurance policy and what it covers. If they do not provide enough protection ask if you can purchase more. You may also want to call your insurance agent to see if your coverage protects the bulldozer even during transport. If so, it's unnecessary for the transport company to charge you more for their insurance coverage.

Shipping Permits

Bulldozer transportation usually requires oversize permits. That's because they can be as large as eight-feet wide. In terms of weight, the largest bulldozers can weigh hundreds of thousands of pounds while smaller bulldozers can weigh less than 20,000 pounds.

Contact A-1 Auto Transport For Bulldozer Hauling And Shipping Nationwide

With our wide network of nationwide bulldozer hauling and shipping specialists, A-1 Auto Transport is always here to help you haul your heavy machinery at affordable rates and no hidden fees. Get in touch online now to get a quote for our bulldozer hauling and shipping services, or give us a call at (888) 230-9116.

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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.

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