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Shipping A Mini Excavator

What's in this article?
  1. Mini Excavator Transport Services
  2. Cost Shipping Factors For Mini Excavator
  3. What To Look For In A Heavy Equipment Shipping Company
  4. Preparing Your Mini Excavator For Shipping
  5. Let Us Handle Your Mini Excavator Shipping
Shipping A Mini Excavator

Mini Excavator Transport Services

The cost of shipping a Mini Excavator depends on a variety of factors such as the size and dimension, total distance, weight, shipping deadline, and transportation method.

At A-1 Auto Transport, we’re the best choice if you’re looking for “mini excavators shippers near me.” We've been in business for decades and are experts at handling and shipping all heavy-duty machinery and equipment, including mini excavators.

Cost Shipping Factors for Mini Excavator

Since every mini excavator shipping and hauling operation is unique, we can't provide you with an exact quote until we know more about the size of the mini excavator being delivered, its destination, the shipment deadline, and other relevant information. However, a few factors typically have the most impact on the price of shipping your mini excavator.

  • Size (Dimension): Naturally, the size of the heavy-duty mini excavator you are planning to transport to another location affects the shipping cost. Shipping large mini excavators costs more than when you are transporting a smaller one. For instance, the cost of shipping a heavy-duty mini excavator will be a bit higher because it qualifies as an oversize load.
  • Weight: The cost of shipping mini excavators will also depend on the item's weight. Lightweight equipment is easier to secure, load, and transport than heavier equipment like mini excavators, which may need to be disassembled into smaller sections and may require many trucks to ship.
  • Distance: Since shipping costs are often calculated per mile traveled, transporting mini excavators over long distances will cost significantly more than transporting them over short distances. However, even though the cost would be far cheaper overall, you will pay more per mile for short distances than long ones.
  • Domestic or Overseas: Mini excavators must be transported on a cargo ship and transporting them overseas is far more complex and challenging than shipping them domestically. As a result, the total process of shipping abroad is considerably more expensive.
  • Delivery Deadline: If you need expedited shipping for your mini excavator, the cost will be higher than it would be if there were no time constraints. Planning ahead can help you get the best price and give your equipment plenty of time to arrive.

What to Look for in a Heavy Equipment Shipping Company

Here are some of the qualities to consider when finding the best shipping services.

  • They must have a track record of success in the transportation sector.
  • They should have skilled and licensed personnel.
  • They should be covered by at least the bare minimum of insurance available.
  • BBB approval and DOT certification are requirements for the company.
  • They should offer a range of shipping options and features to satisfy your expectations.
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Preparing Your Mini Excavator for Shipping

There are preparation criteria that must be met. These requirements often don't change.

  • Make sure to clean the mini excavator before delivering it thoroughly.
  • Remove any hazardous material from the mini excavator. Among them are fuel, oil, etc.
  • Make a list of any damages your mini excavator has experienced. Before the transport, take pictures of the inside and outside to document the condition.
  • All required paperwork should be available.

Let Us Handle Your Mini Excavator Shipping

In terms of shipping mini excavators, we consider ourselves to be the best. Call us at (888) 230-9116 or send us a message on our website to learn more about our shipping services.

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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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Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
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435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
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45 Campus drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
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1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
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