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A backhoe is a large piece of construction machinery that serves to help dig up earth and natural elements much quicker than manual labor. Its design is similar to a tractor and it features a large bucket at the end of a pivoting two-part arm. The odd shape, heavier weight and slower speed of this machinery make it hard to navigate from location to location.

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As a construction company, it is important to get your backhoe loader from site to site as quickly as possible. This is why many of them will use professional transport services to get their heavy equipment wherever it needs to go next.

The Best and Cheapest Way to Ship a Backhoe

When trying to get your backhoe from one site to the next, open air transport methods are your best option. When an open air method is used, your backhoe is either secured to the top of a trailer or flatbed ship, depending if it is traveling by ground or water.

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The transport company will have licensed and trained professionals look after your construction equipment, making sure it is tightly fastened and secured for its transport.


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Although open air shipping methods lack in providing the ultimate protection against outside elements like bad weather, it is deemed as a perfectly safe shipping method. Construction equipment is very durable and often too large to be shipped by enclosed transport methods. Not to mention, open air services are usually much cheaper than any other form of transport.

When you purchase open air shipping services for your backhoe, the transport company is required to carry the minimum amount of insurance coverage. This ensures the safety of your backhoe during its travels with the shipping company. If any damages are noticed after a transport, the situation will be assessed by the transport company before they go ahead with filing a claim. When shipping a piece of equipment of such high value, you’ll want to make sure that the transporter offers full protection. If not, consult with your own insurance company or ask the transporter if they offer additional insurance coverage at a cost.

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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