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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