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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 with the digging and lifting capabilities of the larger versions but still retain the 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.

Shipping a midi excavator with a flatbed trailer or step deck trailer will vary from $1.5 per mile to $5 per mile. Therefore , 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 or compact 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. This will increase the shipping cost. The same principle applies to weight.

It is impossible to change the density of the excavator, but it will be a good idea to compare the midi or mini excavator shipping cost as a whole or the cost of 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, and any other services required to transport your equipment safely and put them in place.

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, hiring a shipping company that offers storage services is best.

Construction equipment and mini excavator transport services with flatbed trailers

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 can only transport vehicles commercially if it has a license from the US Department of Transportation. So, 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 888-230-9116 or visiting our website.

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