Tractor Transport

Shipping logistics for large items such as tractors can be complex.  FR8Star simplifies the shipping process, and can connect you with experienced transport companies with the knowledge and skill to transport tractors, locally, regionally, and even nationally. 

Best Practices For Shipping Tractors

Shipping logistics for large items such as tractors can be complex. Transporting tractors sometimes requires special permits or wide load designation, potentially adding costs and time. FR8Star simplifies the shipping process, and can connect you with experienced transport companies with the knowledge and skill to transport tractors, locally, regionally, and even nationally. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you prepare your tractor for shipping.

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Choose The Right Trailer

Ensure that the trailer used to haul the tractor has the space and capacity needed to accommodate the size and weight of the tractor and its attachments. Some of the most commonly used trailers are flatbed, step-deck, and lowboy trailers.

How To Ship A Tractor

One of the trickiest aspects of hauling tractors and other heavy equipment is avoiding wide load designation, which slows delivery and comes with additional fees. For some items, you may be able to alter the height, weight, and length by removing any accessories, attachments, or components, which you can then ship separately.

It is also important to immobilize any moving parts and ensure the cab is cleared of any loose items. Check with state ordinances to determine whether there are other requirements, as you may need to drain fluids or remove parts before shipping a tractor.

Illustration showing how to measure a tractor for transport

Get The Best Rate On FR8Star

When it comes time to ship, FR8Star makes it easy to get free haulage estimates, often in 30 seconds or less. You can then compare transport companies and bids, find the one that fits your needs, and get the best possible rate.

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