Shipping an Air Drill

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Shipping an Air Drill

An air drill also referred to as a seed drill is a very important piece of equipment in the farming industry. The air drill is often attached to the back of a heavy duty tractor to sow the seeds for crops in a systematic manner. It distances the seeds, positions them in the soil and covers them to average depth specifications. Before the air drill, planting was done by manual labor and took much too long to complete an entire field. This innovative machine has changed the farming industry tremendously.

Shipping an Air Drill

The awkward shape, heavy weight and large size of the air drill used in farming makes it very difficult and risky to transport. Only licensed professionals in the transport industry with the right shipping equipment and a lot of training should handle these types of deliveries. Luckily, with the high demand for agricultural equipment, it isn’t hard to find a company you can trust.

The Process of Shipping an Air Drill and the Transport Options Available

In most cases, open air methods are used to ship an air drill. Domestic and international transports both offer open air methods. Ground transportation includes the use of a large trailer among other transport gear and technology while shipping overseas requires the use of a flatbed ship.

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Bother are similar when it comes to the way the air drill is secured. However, ground transports for an air drill may require further measures to protect those also driving on the road as it’s en route.


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If you prefer to have more protection for your air drill as it is shipped through a transport company, ask the transporter if they offer container services. Depending on the size of containers they use, your air drill may fit inside of one, protecting it further from outside elements as it makes its way to its new home. This form of shipping may cost more but it assures the safety of your farming equipment.

All transport companies are required to offer a minimum amount of insurance coverage to their customers. Ask your transporter about their insurance policy. The entire value of your air drill should be covered by insurance. If not, ask if you can purchase more insurance coverage or call your insurance agent to see if your own insurance on the air drill still stands when it’s out for delivery.

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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