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Shipping A Midi Excavator

What's in this article?
  1. Midi Excavator Transport Services
  2. Cost Shipping Factors For Midi Excavator
  3. Density
  4. Added Services
  5. What To Look For In A Heavy Equipment Shipping Company
  6. Preparing Your Midi Excavator For Shipping
  7. Get In Touch With A-1 To Ship Your Midi Excavator
Shipping A Midi Excavator

Midi Excavator Transport Services

Midi Excavators are mid-sized excavators that have the digging and lifting capabilities of the larger versions but still retain features of the mini excavators.

Midi excavators can weigh between 5 and 10 tons so they are usually transported over long distances with the help of trucks. Many companies outsource long-distance shipping of these excavators to shipping companies.

The cost of shipping a midi excavator will vary from $1.5 per mile to $5 per mile. Shipping quotes are the only way to accurately determine the final cost.

Cost Shipping Factors for Midi Excavator

Due to many factors that go into the shipping cost of a midi excavator, the cost can vary. These factors are many and include the density of the equipment and the added services.


The weight and size of the midi excavator are necessary for calculating the shipping cost.

The more room the excavator takes up on the transport vehicle, the less room there is for other vehicles. will increase the shipping cost. The same principle applies to weight.

It is not possible to change the density of the excavator, but it will be a good idea to compare the cost of shipping the excavator as a whole or shipping it in parts.

Added Services

Added services are services that accompany the shipping of the excavator. They include things like loading and offloading, storage services, disassembling, and reassembling equipment.

While some shipping companies include the loading and offloading services in the shipping bill, others don’t. It is generally best if the company is involved in the loading service, even if it costs extra.

It might be necessary to store the excavator, which will add to the cost. Some companies offer storage services, while others don’t. If you know you will need storage services, it is best to hire a shipping company that offers storage services.


What to Look for in a Heavy Equipment Shipping Company

Most companies usually decide to hire professionals to ship their heavy equipment. The sort of shipping company you hire will determine the quality of service you get in the end. There are a few ways to find a suitable shipping company, like searching for one that is licensed and that has a good reputation.

Auto-shipping is a regulated industry, which means that there are regulations. One of the rules is that a company cannot transport vehicles commercially unless it has a license from the US Department of Transportation. Make sure the company you hire has this license.

To create an accurate picture of the kind of service to expect from a company, one needs to understand how past customers perceive it. Check third-party review sites and read reviews on the company you want to hire.

Preparing Your Midi Excavator for Shipping

  • Before shipping, the excavator should be washed. Take special care to clean the excavator's arm.
  • Disconnect the battery in the excavator before shipping it. This will preserve the battery's health.

Get In Touch with A-1 to Ship Your Midi Excavator

We are a call away. Get started on shipping your midi excavator by dialing 800-452-2880 or visiting our website.

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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. 

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