Wheel Loader Shipping Services

How do you ship a wheel loader?

Titan Worldwide does complete due-diligence in matching your wheel loader to the best and most cost-effective trailer for a safe wheel loader transport.  While keeping your costs as low as possible is our goal, some larger pieces of construction require heavy-duty trailers for safe wheel loader transportation.

Trailers used to transport wheel loader include:

  • RGN trailers
  • Stepdeck trailers

If you’re having a wheel loader or other heavy equipment shipped domestically, it will be hauled by truck. The planning and logistics involved in this must be calculated by a crew that has access to trailers and flatbed rigs that are large enough to support a wheel loader.

Not only that, they should have extensive knowledge of both wheel loader and the construction of the truck, including how much weight the axles can support. These regulations are legally binding for the safety of all motorists involved. They must be followed by every heavy haul company.

A full-size wheel loader traveling domestically will need to travel on a step-deck trailer for the safest method of transport. A removable gooseneck trailer will work here as well.

In fact, if the wheel loader is longer than 10 ft and weighs over 40,000 lbs, it has no choice but to reach its destination atop an RGN trailer. An RGN trailer is often used for wheel loader transport, because they can be driven directly onto the trailer.

In some cases, a crane can lift a wheel loader onto the RGN, but if the loader is in working condition it won’t be necessary. The RGN is definitely a great option when it comes to ease of loading the equipment.

If the wheel loader you need is on the smaller side (a compact wheel loader, for example), it can ship domestically on a flatbed trailer. Loading a wheel loader onto a flatbed can be a little more time consuming, because you’ll have to access a dock in order to drive it up and on.

A knowledgeable company will always load a wheel loader with the boom (arms and scoop) facing the rear of the trailer.


What is a wheel loader?

Wheel loaders are all-wheel-drive earth moving machines used primarily to load loose materials with a front-mounted bucket. A lift-arm assembly raises and lowers the bucket. Most wheel loader manufacturers classify their product lineup into four categories with these approximate power and bucket-capacity specifications: compact (40-100 horsepower, 1.0-2.5 cubic yards); small (115-180 horsepower, 2.5-6.5 cubic yards); medium (230-400 horsepower, 3.75-15.0 cubic yards); and large (with horsepower ratings up to 1,800 or more and capacities in excess of 30 cubic yards).


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Wheel loader manufacturers

Smaller bulldozers can weigh less than 20,000 pounds. The largest bulldozers can weigh hundreds of thousands of pounds. Freedom Heavy Haulers ships all types of bulldozers. We’ve shipped bulldozers made by:

Tips for wheel loader shipping

Whether you’re shipping internationally or abroad, safety is the number one priority. The company you choose to haul your loader will be knowledgeable in every aspect of safety, but it doesn’t hurt to learn the ropes.


An unsecured load is extremely dangerous both on a trailer and on a boat. If the items are not tied down by means of rope, tarps, bungees or other fastenings, then the company is completely liable for any issues that come up during travel.


Every load, no matter what the size, must be secured. Secured loads will not adjust their position at all during travel.


A reputable shipping company will take care to make sure that any load they ship is secured. Light items are secured first, followed by heavier items – as long as they won’t cause damage.


First, you’ll tie down the load by the use of chains, rope or netting depending on what is being hauled. In the case of a wheel loader, you’ll see most chains or heavy duty rope.


According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a wheel loader that is transported by trailer must withstand certain acceleration and deceleration requirements. If there is an emergency or car accident, these requirements will keep other motorists safe because a load will not loosen. All requirements are listed on the FMCSA site.

Types of wheel loader attachments

Your wheel loader is only as versatile as the attachments you have, with the right accessories you can turn a simple machine into a tool that can perform any number of different construction jobs. From heavy duty rock buckets and rotating grapples, to a variety of booms, blades, and forks, wheel loader attachments save you time and money, and also make many jobs easier on your personnel and your equipment.

Here are the most common wheel loader attachments for construction applications:

  • Wheel loader blades – Blade attachments are optimized to move dirt, gravel, loose rocks, snow, and debris.
  • Wheel loader booms – Boom attachments allow efficient loading and manipulation of tubes and pipe fittings.
  • Wheel loader buckets – Wheel loader bucket attachments are standard for most wheel loaders, however you may purchase buckets in a variety of sizes or configurations:
    • Compact buckets, 1.18-3.3 cubic yards capacity
    • Small buckets, up to 6.5 cubic yards capacity
    • Medium buckets, up to 16 cubic yards capacity
    • Large buckets, 16+ cubic yards capacity
  • Wheel loader couplers – Coupler wheel loader attachments allow you to mount a variety of different attachments to your wheel loader, including attachments from a different manufacturer. Single-point, hydraulic, and 4-point couplers are available, based on your attachment requirements.
  • Wheel loader forks – Wheel loader fork attachments are available in several types, including:
    • Block handling forks
    • Hay forks
    • Hydraulic tilting forks
    • Log & lumber forks
    • Pallet forks
    • Pipe handling forks
    • Sorting forks
  • Wheel loader grapples – Grapple attachments equip your wheel loader for efficient and fast clearing of land, trees, brush, and more. Rotating grapple attachments allow for improved performance in rough conditions.Grapple sizes range from 2,500-8,000 lbs. and 100-140 inches wide.
    • 64 inch wide Grapple
    • 86 inch wide Grapple
    • 114 inch wide Grapple

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What are the different types of wheel loaders?

Various kinds of light loaders are available in the market. Some of these are:

  • Compact Wheel Loaders – These are made to provide maximum productivity when working in a small or confined space. Tools can be attached and modified accordingly.
  • Small Wheel Loaders – Just like the compact wheel loaders, they are suitable for working in small spaces. However, they are more flexible and can be moved easily.

Medium Wheel Loaders – These wheel loaders are popular as they effectively reduce the operating costs, enhance safety and also increases the ease of operation. They can be customized accordingly, which in turn helps the operators improve productivity.

Large Wheel Loaders – These wheel loaders have powerful engines and are designed for specifically for industrial purposes. These are the heavy loaders and provide optimum efficiency even in tough terrains. Some of the large wheel loaders are designed to include backhoe, bucket and scoop loaders and front-end. These are generally used for carrying materials from one place to another or cleaning the debris. Large wheel loaders can also be helpful to clear snow in regions that experience heavy snowfall. They can also be modified to perform a wide range of tasks.  Ask about our wheel loader transport services.

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Titan Worldwide is a fully licensed, bonded and insured heavy equipment transport firm that operates in all 48 contiguous US states, Canada and Mexico.
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Titan Worldwide provides innovative logistics and heavy haul trucking solutions to corporations nationwide. Our services require us to operate within the guidelines of the United States Department of Transportation and retain the proper licensing to haul contract cargo along intrastate and interstate lines. As a company, Titan Worldwide operates with a Motor Carrier License number of 122020 and a DOT license number of 3174800. Not only do we require our drivers to carry enough cargo insurance to full cover the value of your cargo, we too carry a contingent cargo policy to layer up on the coverage.

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