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Shipping a Swather

Published by Joe Webster.

What's in this article?
  1. Swather Shipping Services
  2. Cost Shipping Factors for Windrower
  3. Traveling Distance
  4. Size of the Equipment
  5. What to Look for in a Heavy Equipment Shipping Company
  6. Preparing Your Windrower for Shipping
  7. Get In Touch with A-1 to Ship Your Windrower
Shipping a Swather

Swather Shipping Services

A Swather, also called a Windrower, is a piece of equipment that is used to cut grains or stalks and place them in windrows so threshing and cleaning are easier. It can be tractor-drawn or self-propelled depending on the model.

Unless you have a large truck or trailer, swather hauling over long distances will be difficult. This is why many farmers and farm companies outsource the shipping of this piece of equipment.

But what sort of company can transport something as big as a windrower? The answer is a heavy equipment shipping company. A-1 Auto Transport is an example of such a company.

Pull farm implements on a single axle trailer and ramps

Cost Shipping Factors for Windrower

There is never a single shipping cost for any piece of equipment. It varies depending on many factors. These factors can range from the distance the equipment will be transported over and its size.

Traveling Distance

The traveling distance is one of the first things that the shipping company considers when calculating the shipping cost.

The general rule is that the farther the shipping distance, the more you will pay for shipping. For instance, transporting a windrower from Maine to Delaware will not be as expensive as shipping it to California.

The shipping rate is usually calculated at a certain amount per mile, so the farther the distance, the lower the shipping rate. This, however, doesn't apply to all situations.

Size of the Equipment

Windrowers are of various types and sizes, and this will affect the cost of shipping your equipment to your intended destination.

The heavier and larger a piece of equipment is, the higher the shipping cost will be. This is why shipping companies need the model of the equipment they are shipping before they can calculate a shipping quote.

For example, a small-sized windrower will not have the same shipping cost as a large-sized windrower even if they are transported the same distance.

What to Look for in a Heavy Equipment Shipping Company

As you will be outsourcing your swather transport, you should be careful when choosing a shipping company. The first thing to look out for is the licensing status of the company and the equipment used.

The licensing status of the company you are hiring is important because that is the first step in protecting yourself from fraud and scams. Licensed companies are examined by the licensing bodies and are hardly fraudulent.

The quality of service depends on the equipment used to transport your equipment. Your plans might be affected by delays if the truck or trailer used to transport your windrower isn't functioning well. So, find out what sort of equipment and vehicles the company you are hiring uses.

Preparing Your Windrower for Shipping

  • Detach all attachments the windrower might have as the whole equipment will occupy less space in smaller pieces.
  • Assemble and update all permits and documents of the windrower before the shipping crew comes.
Follow the specifications of the manufacturers on width, weight, and other dimensions

Get In Touch with A-1 to Ship Your Windrower

We are the best option for shipping your windrower. To contact us, dial 1-888-230-6512 or contact us on our website.

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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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