How to Ship Agricultural Equipment
Perhaps the most important thing you can do to look after the safety of your agricultural equipment during a transport is hire a licensed and reputable shipping company. They’ll follow all laws regarding heavy equipment shipping and have everything they need to conduct the transport safely. It’s necessary to have the proper gear and training if you’re going to offer these shipping services as a transporter.
The Importance of Preparing Your Agricultural Equipment
In order to keep your equipment and those caring for its transport safe, you must prepare it for the transport accordingly. When you properly prepare the agricultural equipment for the shipping process, you are assuring a smoother transport and creating less risk factor.
Prepping the equipment is one of the only responsibilities you’ll have during the process of shipping.
- If your equipment needs to be packaged for its delivery, package it according to its manual. If you no longer own the manual, check the manufacturer’s website or contact them for more information.
- Clean any debris and dirt off the equipment before the transport.
- Take photographs of it in its current condition.
- Release any fluids and disconnect the battery for certain transport methods. The transport company will specify.
- Remove or secure any loose parts.
- Contact your insurance company to see if it is still covered under the insurance policy during the time of transport. Although, by law all transport companies are required to carry a minimum amount of insurance protection.
- Cover and protect any parts that shouldn’t have exposure to outdoor elements.
- Make sure that the transport company has the right documentation and permits ready.
- Make sure you have plenty of room for the agricultural equipment to get picked up by the transporter’s hauler.
Agricultural Equipment Shipping Services
- Shipping a bulldozer
- Shipping a combine
- Shipping a forklift
- Shipping a harvester
- Shipping a pontoon boat
- Shipping a tractor
- Shipping agricultural equipment
- Shipping an air drill
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.