Whether it's being used to move snow up a mountain side for skiing, out of the way for motor vehicles, or just from one end of a property to the other, having a Snow Cat is a great tool to have to handle the cold, snowy terrain that needs to be moved. A big obstacle to getting the Snow Cat to where it needs to be used is going to be hiring the right company to transport it in the first place. This is where A-1 Auto Transport can step in and help handle the load and get the Snow Cat transported where it's needed, whether nearby or remote locations.
With more than 30 years of experience hauling motor vehicles and heavy machinery through all kinds of inclement weather including blizzard conditions and snowy roadways, our team of experienced carrier drivers are here for the long haul to deliver on time, and through a wide array of weather and obstacles that may bog down others. We not only have our own large fleet of carriers to deliver, but we partner with other professional drivers and shipping companies worldwide to ensure delivery to not only nationwide, but to global locations.
Options for Transport
In most cases, a Snow Cat will be loaded onto an oversized flatbed trailer where it will be secured into place and then transported to the destination. This is known as open-air transport and it is used worldwide for safe, efficient delivery of cars and trucks, heavy machinery, farm equipment, and other machinery every day of the year. It's not only efficient, but it is also the most economical way to ship a Snow Cat.
If a Snow Cat needs to be shipped cross country or internationally, container shipping options are available to load the Snow Cat into a large, 40-foot shipping container for transport to its new location. Container shipments are secure, keep weather and debris from encountering the Snow Cat and are a preferred mode of transport when shipping on the sea.
The Advantages of Hiring A-1 Auto Transport
When you need to relocate a Snow Cat, you will find many advantages to hiring A-1 Auto Transport to handle the transport for you. These advantages include:
No Wear and Tear
Driving a Snow Cat is not a viable option when one needs to be moved across the country, or for that matter even across a city or state. Professional transport with A-1 Auto Transport will cut out any wear and tear that would happen if the Snow Cat were driven. This holds true not only for Snow Cats, but also for cars, trucks, RV's and more. We'll provide a door-to-door service that ensures your equipment is safe throughout the trip.
Safety is key when hauling any type of equipment and we take safety seriously here at A-1 Auto Transport. Our carrier drivers are fully trained, licensed and insured and have vast experience with automobile and heavy machinery transportation. When you have a Snow Cat shipped, you can rest assured it will be in good hands for safe shipment.
We do not guarantee “cheap” rates for transport, but we do guarantee the most competitive and fair rates for every shipment we handle. This means that you will get the lowest price available for the quality services that we deliver with every shipment. You will also save money by not having to take off work to deliver on your own, pay for lodging or food along the way or for repairs if your heavy equipment or automobile breaks down along the way.
For a hassle-free transport quote, be sure to fill out the quote form on this page or contact us by giving one of our agents a call at 1-888-230-9116 today for answers to your questions, a quote, and to book Snow Cat transport today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Depending on what you want the organization to move, the cost to transport a snowcat varies. The distance between the pickup and drop-off impacts the ultimate price, just like the delivery time.
Just that it has an indirect impact. The truck will consume more fuel and cost more if the distance is tougher to cover. Accessible roads greatly impact the cost and can drastically reduce it.
Additionally, fuel costs rise while travelling through locations with considerable traffic. As a result, the cost as a whole is significantly influenced by fuel consumption.
A snowcat can weigh as little as 10,000 pounds or as much as 30,000 pounds, depending on the model you own. And this is why it's crucial that you get its dimensions calculated before your ask the transport company to transport it to its destination because they'll decide what trailer to bring according to them.
If we take one that’s heavier, a lowboy trailer is the best option because it’s designed for heavier weights bordering 40,000 pounds. And that’s just the two-axle version.
At times, the company might use a flatbed trailer, but that depends on the model and situation since a lowboy is usually the better choice.
The answer is unclear because there are numerous factors that a business must take into account before providing you with an estimate. There are other minor criteria, but the distance between your pickup and drop-off locations is the most crucial one.
Another critical aspect is traffic density. The delivery time will undoubtedly increase with increased traffic, especially if the delivery route includes major cities like Las Vegas or New York. The weather can also impact the driver’s arrival time.
There are often two important shipping types when transporting vehicles: terminal-to-terminal shipping and door-to-door shipping. Although the latter is more convenient because you must get to the place, the former may appear to be speedier. Therefore, always go for door-to-door shipping.
Not only is a snowcat large, but it also doesn't have any wheels, which makes it evident that you won't be able to drive it to a new location. But you might need it taken somewhere else and think you'll handle it yourself.
Most professionals advise you not to try something as dangerous as this, especially since a snowcat is very heavy, and an ordinary person without experience can't undertake this task successfully.
Just the loading and unloading are complicated, not to mention the driving. It isn't easy to navigate a trailer with heavy equipment. And, of course, it doesn't end there. Only a professional transport company can handle many small steps during delivery, so it's best to leave it to them and relax.