Planting Equipment Transport

FR8Star streamlines the process of finding drivers of all kinds, including those who specialize in planting equipment 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 Planting Equipment Shipping

Planting equipment—including air seeders, air carts, grain drills, planters, and seed tenders—comes in all different sizes. Some of these ag machines even fold up to shorten the machine’s length during short trips. But when traveling longer distances, you’ll need to haul the planting equipment using a trailer. As with shorter trips, height is often the main concern when shipping planting equipment.

FR8Star’s network of transport companies are here to help. They have the specialized knowledge and experience needed to safely and securely haul your planting equipment—and other farm machinery—to its new location, so you can put it to work as quickly as possible. When shipping planting equipment, consider the following advice when selecting a hauler and preparing the machine for transport.

Choose A Transport Method

Haulers have a couple of strong options when it comes to shipping planting equipment over the road. Tall, folded equipment like many cultivators, seeders, and sprayers often require a low-clearance RGN (removable gooseneck) trailer, while smaller implements such as plows, walk-behind spreaders, and wagons can be easily secured to a flatbed trailer.

Before selecting a trailer, measure the planting equipment by configuring it in as narrow transport position as possible. You might also need to fold booms and other attachments inward to reduce machine width and height. Once you have minimized the planting equipment’s footprint, take precise measurements and consult state and local hauling guidelines to see if you’ll need any permits to haul the machine.

Get Your Planting Equipment Ready For Shipping

Before loading, ensure all seed or fertilizer hoppers are empty, and clean off any debris that might fall off the unit during transport. To simplify loading, it’s often easiest to drive the planting equipment onto the trailer. If folded, remember to secure machine arms with locking pins or another locking mechanism when the equipment is in the full raised position. With wagons and carts, make certain the wheels are immobilized and that the machine is securely fastened to the trailer.

Get It Shipped With FR8Star

Once you have determined the preferred mode of transport and the planting equipment is prepared for the trip, you can rely on FR8Star to provide you with free hauling estimates, often in less than 30 seconds. FR8Star’s network of transport companies also compete for your bid, so you can compare transport companies and their bids to find the right option for you. For shippers, the experience provides valuable peace of mind for your planting equipment, while the open marketplace saves you hours of work contacting transport companies and comparing bids.

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FR8Star streamlines the process of finding drivers of all kinds, including those who specialize in planting equipment 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.

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Planting equipment transport can be a daunting task.  Thankfully FR8Star’s network of qualified professionals includes carriers who specialize in heavy equipment transport, ensuring the process of shipping your valuable equipment goes smoothly.  FR8Star allows you to compare quotes from experienced professionals and choose the carrier that’s right for you.

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Carriers will need to have accurate info from you, the shipper, in order to provide an accurate quote for shipping your planter.  

1.  Year, Make, and Model of the item to be shipped.

2.  Dimensions.  Specifically Length, Width, Height, and Weight.

3.  Pick up and drop off locations as well as the time windows that work for you.

How Much Will It Cost To Ship A Planter?

There are a number of factors that can influence the cost of shipping a planter.  

Size & Dimensions: The larger the item, the more expensive it will be to ship.  Bulky items and irregular dimensions can also add to the cost.

Open-Air vs. Enclosed Transport: For the most part, people will usually go with an open-air option using a flatbed, double drop, or other specialized trailer suited to shipping a planter.  

Shipping Distance: Unsurprisingly, the cost to ship a planter long distances will be higher than short distances.  There is some good news for those that require longer hauls for their equipment.  Price per mile typically is lower as you add miles to the journey.

Tight Delivery Deadlines: It will cost you extra for expedited shipping so if you can it’s best to plan ahead.  Other factors like narrow pick-up and delivery windows can add to the cost.


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