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Shipping a Harvester

Published by Joe Webster.

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How to Ship a Harvester?

The combine harvester machine is used to harvest different crop types, especially grains. It drastically cuts down the need for manual labor in the agriculture industry and makes life easier for farmers. Because of its usefulness, there may be a need for transportation to different farm sites for use, and you may need the services of professional carriers to get this done.

The large size (weight, width, length, and height) of a harvester makes it difficult to transport on the road. It is nearly impossible to ship a harvester or other heavy agricultural equipment anywhere without the help of an experienced transport company. The transporter must have the right tools and haulers as well as the latest shipping technology to successfully transport a harvester from one place to the next no matter the distance. You can transport your harvester to or from anywhere in the United States and North America by employing the services of experts using RGN, step deck, or flatbed trailers.

Relevant Statistics

  • The average weight of a harvester is approximately 20 tons.
  • Over 95% of harvesters are transported by sea freight.
  • Each year, more than 10,000 harvesters are shipped globally.
  • The cost of shipping a harvester internationally ranges from $8,000 to $15,000.
  • On average, it takes 4-6 weeks to ship a harvester from one continent to another.

General Facts

  • A harvester is a large agricultural machine used to harvest crops such as grains, fruits, and vegetables.
  • Shipping a harvester involves transporting the machine from one location to another using trucks, ships, or railways.
  • Specialized equipment and packaging are often required for safe transportation of the harvester.
  • The dimensions and weight of a harvester play a crucial role in determining the required logistics for shipping.
  • International trade of harvesters can involve customs clearance and adherence to import/export regulations specific to each country.

How a Harvester Is Shipped Nationally and Internationally

Like all heavy farm equipment, a harvester is often shipped through an open air method whether it is going somewhere else in the country or overseas to another nation. The only difference between the methods is ground methods require a hauler while overseas requires the use of a freight ship. Once the harvester is rolled or lifted onto the flat surface of the trailer or ship, it is secured by professionals. Any details or things that get overlooked in the process of securing the harvester could be dangerous. The transporter must have harvester shipping experience. Even if the driver has experience with farm equipment transport, it's not enough without the knowledge of shipping combines. So ask questions before engaging the services of a company shipping machines.

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If you wish to keep your harvester safe against the possibility of poor weather and other hazardous outside elements, you may want to consider container shipping. Most transporters with heavy equipment shipping services will have 40ft containers. These containers are usually large enough for a harvester or for other machinery moving needs. Choosing container methods is a little more expensive but it provides the ultimate protection. Sometimes, depending on the model, the combine is taken apart with each piece securely placed in the container during loading, care is also taken during unloading and reassembly when it arrives at its destination to ensure that everything is fixed in its proper place.

It doesn't matter what type of shipping services you choose to use, a licensed heavy load transport company will always carry the minimum insurance coverage to provide more protection. If you already have insurance on your harvester, call your agent to see if it is covered during a transport. If not, you may want to add more coverage through the transporter's insurance policy if possible. It's always best to ensure that the full value of your harvester is covered during a domestic or international transport. When you need your permits, paperwork, and customs documentation done before shipping your equipment, your reliable farm equipment hauling company can assist with everything as well.

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Joe Webster always knew the auto transport industry would be a great career option. And with decades of experience, Joe is now an established consultant for A1 Auto Transport.

Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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