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Shipping a Pneumatic Roller

A pneumatic roller, also referred to as a rubber tire roller, is a machine that significantly compacts down the asphalt after it is poured. This is a very large and very important piece of heavy equipment that we use every day in the creation of new or replaced roadways. To get this large machinery from location to location, it is usually transported by professionals.

Shipping a Pneumatic Roller

Hiring a transport company with heavy equipment shipping services is the greatest and most affordable way to have your pneumatic roller shipped. Most circumstances, the customer choose to ship their pneumatic roller by way of open air transport methods. This is the cheapest shipping method and sometimes the only method of transport available for such large and oversized equipment.

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How Open Air Transport Works Domestically and Internationally

Open air methods by ground transport usually include an open framed trailer and a freight truck. During this method of transport, the pneumatic roller is strapped to the trailer for its travels. This may not offer the most protection during a transport but it is a cost efficient popular way to ship heavy equipment. It is very unlikely that your heavy equipment will suffer any damage from outside elements while its being transported through open air ground transport.


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If you are shipping your roller internationally, a flatbed ship is the vessel that will take the piece of equipment to its new home. Depending on whether or not the roller is operational, the RO/RO or LO/LO service may be used. RO/RO is when the pneumatic roller is rolled onto the top of the ship where it is secured. LO/LO means that it must be lifted atop the ship.

No matter how your open air transport is carried out, you can expect it to arrive safe and sound. To offer even further security, the transport company is required by law to carry the minimal amounts of insurance coverage. With such valuable equipment, it is in your best interest to purchase additional insurance coverage if it’s available through the transport company. You really should have insurance up to the full value of the pneumatic roller.

Joe Webster

Written by Joe Webster

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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