A skip loader is a front-end loader machine used to clear trees and debris from a plot of land or to load heavy materials like gravels, rubble, debris, and dirts into trucks. One of the biggest questions is, “How can you transport the skip loader to the job site?” This is where the professional transport team at A-1 Auto Transport enters the plan.
With more than 30 years of experience in the transport industry, A-1 Auto Transport has worked with front-end loaders and other heavy equipment and we know the safest ways to have heavy equipment relocated. With our knowledge and experience, your skip loader will be picked up with the right equipment and delivered to the job site with ease.
Door to Door
We offer door-to-door, or job site to job site pickup and delivery for skip loaders, backhoe tractors, and other construction and landscaping equipment. Our driver will complete an on-site inspection of the skip loader to ensure it's in good condition for transport. Once the inspection is complete, you will be asked to sign a verification stating that you agree with the condition as listed on the inspection report. If the equipment owner is not available, an approved person will need to be on hand at the time the skip loader is picked up.
To transport a skip loader, a flatbed trailer will be used for interstate transport within the United States. The skip loader will be lifted onto the flatbed with a pulley system/wench or will be driven onto the flatbed with the use of ramps.
When shipping a skip loader and its attachments to another country, you will need to check the customs regulations of the country you want to import the equipment to. Our professional team can assist with helping to ensure you have the correct documentation in place for shipment. With our extensive network of international shipping partners, we can have your skip loader shipped safely to Canada, Mexico, or locations overseas.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Depending on what you want the organization to move, the cost to transport skip loaders will vary. The distance between the pickup and drop-off impacts the final price, just like the delivery time.
It's just that it has an indirect impact. The truck will consume more fuel and cost more if the roads are tougher to navigate. Accessible roads greatly impact the cost and can drastically reduce it.
A skip loader is usually around 11,000 pounds, which means it's not too heavy as far as heavy equipment goes. It's well below the 46,000-pound mark for oversized loads, and even a simple flatbed trailer is enough to take it from its location.
The weight means it's also comparatively easy to load since the loaders don't need to pay extra attention to the balance when pushing it onto the ramp. A flatbed trailer is the best option for a skip loader.
Since it has no edges, it's easy to secure the loader. The company uses chains around its body to secure the loader so it doesn't topple during the journey. A small flatbed trailer can take around 20,000 pounds, so there's no issue regarding strain on the trailer.
It’s hard to calculate an exact cost, but you can get an estimate. If you choose to go with A1 Auto Transport for your delivery, you’ll get a free quote for your first order so you can get an idea of when you’ll get your skip loader.
But other than that, it depends on where your pickup location and destination are, as well as a variety of small components that a company has to consider before it gives you a final timeframe and sets out. One good thing is that you'll be able to track your delivery from the moment the driver sets out.
The road conditions and the weather affect the final time, but the company's logistics department will consider these and work around them as much as possible.
You'll often need a skip loader if you work in construction, especially since it's important when prepping land before starting a project, but that doesn't mean that it's easy for you to take it to a new location on your own.
There are many reasons you should always hire a transport firm instead of taking heavy equipment to a new location on your own. The foremost is that the process involves many small steps that may confuse a person not part of the industry.
And to give you an idea of how hard it can get, people don't like even terminal-to-terminal shipping because it means the customer has to get the skip loader from a terminal to its destination.