Forestry Equipment Transport
FR8Star streamlines the process of finding drivers of all kinds, including those who specialize in forestry equipment transport. FR8Star does this by offering shippers access to its network of reputable drivers with the right trucks for the job at hand.
Best Practices For Shipping Forestry Equipment
Logging and forestry contractors require many types of equipment to maximize production and efficiently control operating costs. Cutting, skidding, loading, yarding, and hauling all involve heavy machinery. The site-specific nature of forestry operations also means that contractors might need a new or different piece of equipment to handle steep grades in mountainous forests or powerful delimbing and bucking equipment for big logs in the landing.
If you’re in the market for long-haul transport to get that forestry equipment to your jobsite, or if you need to transport a sold machine to a logging operation, the experts and FR8Star are ready to help. FR8Star gives you access to an entire network of qualified transport companies with expertise in shipping forestry equipment.
Forestry Equipment Transport Tips
Just as forestry and logging operations are likely to employ a lowboy trailer to transport heavy machinery from one jobsite to another, the lowboy trailer is the most common choice for long-haul transport of forestry equipment over the highway. Lowboy trailers offer support for heavy, wide, and especially tall machines (common characteristics of forestry equipment) and are more cost-effective than other options.
To be sure, there is no shortage of oversize and overweight options when it comes to forestry and logging machines, and many of them may require state permits for highway transport. A few examples include harvesters and processors, feller bunchers, grinders, shovel loggers, large skid steer loaders (both wheel loaders and track loaders), and tracked dozers.
Know Your Equipment
No matter what asset you’re transporting, start by checking the machine’s rated operating weight—a different number than the rated loading capacity. With this information in hand, you will need a lowboy trailer with axles, floors, and possibly ramps that support the heavy equipment. Next, determine the transport height and width, so you or the transport company you work with will know if they need permits and other compliance services to haul legally haul the equipment.
Get The Best Shipping Option With FR8Star
Forestry equipment and attachments come in a wide range of dimensions and weights, which can complicate matters when it comes time to safely and legally transport these loads over the open road. Forestry contractors and equipment buyers can save themselves a lot of time and effort by selecting a transport company to do the job.
FR8Star makes it easy to get free transport estimates, often in 30 seconds or less. FR8Star’s network of qualified transport companies are guaranteed to have access to an ideal trailer for the job, as well as the expertise to move heavy equipment. They also compete for your bid, so you can compare their bids (and check out company reviews) to find the right option for you, saving you hours of work contacting carriers and comparing bids. FR8Star representatives will be available every step of the way to ensure the process goes smoothly.