Motor Grader Transport
FR8Star streamlines the process of finding drivers of all kinds, including those who specialize in motor grader transport. FR8Star does this by offering shippers access to its network of reputable drivers with the right trucks and trailers for the job at hand.
Best Practices For Motor Grader Shipping
If you have a motor grader or road grader that needs to travel a fair distance, a truck and semi-trailer might be the best method to transport it. FR8Star can help. It’s a free service that lets you request competitive bids from a network of experienced transport companies with expertise in shipping heavy haul loads such as motor graders.
FR8Star’s qualified transport companies eliminate the guesswork for you, including securing any permits or escort vehicle your shipment may require. Before you book a hauler’s services, however, there are a few things you’ll need to do to prepare your motor grader for the trip.
Prep Your Motor Grader For The Long Haul
FR8Star’s drivers will use the dimensions and weight you provide for your motor grader, as well as any available loading methods such as a dock or crane, to determine the right trailer for the job. This makes it important to take accurate measurements of your machine. Before you measure the grader’s width, set the blade or moldboard angle so that it doesn’t protrude beyond the outer edges of the tires.
Motor graders can be hauled on removable gooseneck (RGN), hot shot, lowboy, step deck, and other trailers depending on machine height and weight. As with any heavy haul load, the route may require a trailer with a certain number of axles to meet local and state road regulations. Loads that are too tall on a particular trailer—more than 13.5 feet—require a permit for transport and perhaps a pilot car with a height pole (aka a high pole or hi-pole). By the same token, an oversize (OS) load is one that is wider than 8.5 feet. Oversize loads require a permit, and very wide (more than 12 feet) triggers a requirement for escort vehicles such as flag cars. The motor grader’s manufacturer may provide instructions on reducing the height of the machine, such as by removing tall exhaust components.
Be sure that the grader’s panels, windows, and doors are closed and securely latched. Address any items that could come loose during the trip, and check the cab and storage compartments for personal items or trash. If the weather forecast indicates inclement conditions for the route, discuss it with the hauler in case your motor grader needs additional protection.
Get The Best Hauling Rate With FR8Star
When your machine is prepared to ship, FR8Star is ready to help you book the best hauler. FR8Star’s vetted transport companies will streamline the process and take care of securing any permits or escort vehicles the shipment may require.
FR8Star.com lets you request instant estimates from a variety of transport companies by entering your grader’s dimensions and weight. It usually takes less than 30 seconds for FR8Star to provide free hauling estimates.
Next, compare FR8Star’s licensed, bonded transport companies’ estimated rates. The service’s tiered transport company ratings—Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond—indicate how long each hauler has been using FR8Star and how they’ve been rated by their shipping customers. You can request firm quotes from the haulers that look most aligned with your needs. In turn, they will submit all-in bids for your approval. You can book transport with the transport company of your choice, or none at all. Whatever your brand of motor grader—Caterpillar, Champion, Deere, Galion, Volvo, or any other—FR8Star has experienced drivers willing and able to haul it for you.
Lock & Load
Most drivers will load the motor grader onto the trailer for you, using a ramp or dock if one is available and the type of trailer requires it. The driver should then chock the wheels and chain the grader in place using its designated hardpoints.
Most drivers will take photos of the loaded machine both before and after the trip and send them to you. You can also take your own pics to document the motor grader’s condition before the hauler drives away with it. FR8Star representatives and the hauler will both be in contact with you throughout the trip to resolve any issues and make the process go smoothly.
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FR8Star streamlines the process of finding drivers of all kinds, including those who specialize in Motor Grader transport. FR8Star does this by offering shippers access to its network of reputable drivers with the right trucks and trailers for the job at hand.