Wide Load: How to Find the Right Mover for Your Heavy Equipment

If you need to move some heavy equipment, then you will probably need to hire a specialized moving company. However, there are quite a few companies out there, so it can be difficult to choose the best option for you. To help you make a more informed decision, here are some of the primary things to consider when looking at heavy equipment movers:

Transportation Method

First, you will need to decide exactly how you want to transport your equipment. This will depend on a couple things, most important of which is how large and how heavy your equipment is. Most equipment can be easily transported on a flatbed truck. Other equipment might be better suited to towing, such as equipment with wheels that are suited to highways. Some specialized equipment might require a more customized approach, such as transportation via boat, train, or a protected trailer.

The rates for each option can vary quite a bit from company to company, but you can probably expect to pay the least for a flatbed and the most for a specialized transportation method. Cost will be linked to the distance required to travel, and possibly even the difficulty of ensuring safety. A heavy piece of machinery that could hurt someone in the event of an accident might be more expensive to transport than a simpler, safer piece of equipment.

Some equipment movers will have lower rates for flatbed shipping, while others might specialize in towing. Consulting several companies will get you a good idea of what the average rate is for each method in your area.

Long Distance Movers

You'll also need to pay extra attention if you plan on moving your equipment over a very long distance. Some companies might charge extra if the destination is more than a few miles away, while others might be entirely unwilling to deliver equipment if it isn't local. This is because the movers might not have a presence in the area in which you plan on delivering your equipment, which could make delivery extremely expensive for the movers.

On the other hand, some companies specialize in moving equipment over long distances. They might even ship equipment in bulk in order to reduce the cost of the entire endeavor. This might mean that your equipment could be shipped in the same truck as other shipments. Long distance movers might have dedicated field offices in a variety of cities and can help you get your equipment where it needs to go. 

Start comparing your options by contacting movers like Don R Fruchey Inc.