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Shipping A Mechanical Tree Shaker

Published by Joe Webster.

What's in this article?
  1. Mechanical Tree Shaker Transport Services
  2. Cost Shipping Factors for Mechanical Tree Shaker
  3. The Destination
  4. Insurance
  5. Relevant Statistics
  6. General Facts
  7. What to Look for in a Heavy Equipment Shipping Company
  8. Preparing Your Mechanical Tree Shaker for Shipping
  9. Get In Touch with A-1 to Ship Your Mechanical Tree Shaker
Shipping A Mechanical Tree Shaker

Mechanical Tree Shaker Transport Services

The agriculture industry heavily relies on mechanical tree shakers to assist with harvesting fruits. A mechanical tree shaker is a piece of farm machinery that gently shakes fruit trees to help the fruit fall into a collection container. The shaker head has a mechanical arm that grabs the tree trunk and generates the necessary shaking motion for harvesting fruits.

As these machines are fragile and challenging to handle, farmers often prefer to have their mechanical tree shakers shipped by experts to avoid any damage. The process involves proper labeling, documentation, and secure packaging to protect the delicate components of the machinery. Some popular models of mechanical tree shakers include those made by John Deere.

The cost of shipping a mechanical tree shaker will vary widely because many things influence the overall cost. However, there is no single cost for shipping such a piece of equipment.

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Cost Shipping Factors for Mechanical Tree Shaker

The cost of shipping a mechanical tree shaker depends on several factors such as the destination country, package weight, model of the item, length, design, and dimensions, as well as the chosen insurance coverage.

The Destination

As a helpful reminder to our customers, it's important to keep in mind that the final bill for your shipment will be affected by the destination you choose. Logistics play a key role in determining shipping costs, as some places require more resources and effort to reach than others. This can be due to distance or accessibility issues at the delivery location, such as the need to offload equipment. Additionally, it is critical to consider that the type and size of the product being shipped can also impact the cost of delivery. By taking these factors into consideration, customers can make informed decisions when choosing a shipping destination that best meets their needs.

Insurance

When shipping and storing heavy equipment, it's important to do your research and gather all the necessary information to ensure a smooth and successful process. It's crucial to have insurance coverage to protect your investment. The details of your insurance coverage will depend on the level of protection you choose.

Whether you're shipping a crate of farm equipment or moving silos and tractors, proper handling and transportation are essential. it's important to choose a reputable moving company with experience in transporting heavy equipment.

In addition to shipping, storage may also be necessary. If you need to store your equipment before or after transport, make sure to choose a facility that specializes in handling and storing heavy equipment.

Harvest fruit using shaking harvester

Relevant Statistics

  • The average weight of a mechanical tree shaker is approximately 1200 kilograms.
  • Over 95% of mechanical tree shakers are transported via shipping containers.
  • On average, each mechanical tree shaker requires a shipping crate measuring 2.5 meters in length.
  • Approximately 85% of mechanical tree shakers are exported to international markets.
  • The shipping cost for a mechanical tree shaker ranges between $5,000 and $8,000, depending on the destination.

General Facts

  • Mechanical tree shakers are used in agriculture to harvest fruits by shaking the trees.
  • The shipping process for a mechanical tree shaker involves packaging it securely to protect its delicate components.
  • Proper labeling and documentation are essential when shipping a mechanical tree shaker to ensure smooth transportation.
  • Shipping a mechanical tree shaker may require specialized handling and transportation due to its size and weight.
  • Delivery time for a shipped mechanical tree shaker can vary depending on the destination and shipping method chosen.

What to Look for in a Heavy Equipment Shipping Company

It is a fact that you are better off hiring a company to ship your mechanical tree shaker for you. It is safer and easier than doing it yourself. But what sort of company should you hire? For a start, you should hire an adequately equipped company that you can afford.

You will have a different shipping experience depending on the type of equipment a shipping company has. The company you hire must be adequately equipped to load, transport, and offload your heavy equipment.

Shipping costs can be high, so you shouldn't just assume you or your company can afford it. Instead, get a feel of the industry standard and pick the company that offers the highest quality for that average price.

Preparing Your Mechanical Tree Shaker for Shipping

  • Wash Thoroughly: Before shipping, wash the mechanical tree shaker with detergent and rinse with clean water. This ensures the removal of dirt and debris, reducing the risk of spreading plant diseases and pests.
  • Inspect and Repair: Check the tires and mechanical components of the tree shaker for faults and repair any issues. Ensuring these parts are in good condition prevents delays or damage during conveyance.
  • Secure Loose Parts: Fasten all loose parts securely to prevent damage during freight. This step is crucial for safety, as unsecured parts can lead to accidents or loss during transport.
  • Drain Fluids: Remove all operational fluids from the tree shaker to comply with haulage regulations and prevent spillage. Properly draining fluids minimizes environmental risks and meets carrier requirements.
  • Document Condition: Photograph the tree shaker's condition before loading onto the truck. These records serve as evidence in case of disputes regarding damage incurred during shipping.
  • Choose the Right Carrier: Select a freight carrier experienced in heavy machinery haulage. An experienced carrier ensures the safe and efficient transport of your mechanical tree shaker, minimizing risks of damage or accidents.
  • Prepare for Unload: Arrange the necessary equipment and personnel to unload the tree shaker upon arrival. Proper preparation for unloading ensures a smooth transition off the truck, reducing the risk of damage to the machine or injury to workers.

Get In Touch with A-1 to Ship Your Mechanical Tree Shaker

Why not begin the shipping process today? Dial 888-230-9116 or message us, and our world-class representatives will contact you swiftly.

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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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