Transporting Tractors for First Time Owners and OthersJun, 13, 2017 / Admin
Moving farm equipment or a tractor is big time work. First, due to the weight of the cargo, the truck will not move as it should. Second, you should tie it down securely or it could lead to many problems.
Check the features of the tractor shipper
Choose one of the reliable tractor transport services that give timely and dependable service to more your tractor. See if they have distinctive features like same day loading and door to door services. In addition, they must handle all the paperwork, dispatch, pick-up and drop-off, and permitting works. The only thing that will make all this better is a strong network that is spread across the country so that access to the pickup and drop off points is easier.
Intricacies involved in the shipping
Moving the tractor involves many aspects such as the type of the tractor and the condition it is in. If the tractor is not in working order, then you will need to have it towed and then loaded on to the trailer. Moving a sit-down mower is much simpler than moving a massive harvester. You must attend the basic things like removing the loose items on the tractor before you attempt to load and tie it down.
Seller will move it
When you buy a new tractor they seller will organize the transportation and they will drive the tractor onto the trailer. Once the tractor is on the trailer, it must be tied securely with the brakes on. The frames must be secured with chains and heavy strapping. The carrier truck trailer must have provisions for making the securing possible. External peripherals such as blades must be loaded separately and then transported.
When you move your tractor to another place, make sure you clean the soil and dirt from the inside and outside of the tractor before you move it. This will prevent any soil-borne diseases from being carried to the new place. Another thing that helps is if you keep the tires fully inflated. This will help in the easy movement of the tractor and keep the tractor delivery work moving smoothly.
Check the credentials of the tractor movers
Make sure the drivers in the transportation company are all certified and ordered. They must have some prior experience delivering tractors or machinery of the same size and nature. If you are moving to another state or through another state, then you must obtain the permitting for moving heavy machinery between states. This can prove time consuming and expensive if one were to do it on their own. However, if the trucking company will do everything needed, you save yourself the trouble and the time.
You see that you need the tractor movers because if the equipment or vehicle is something like a combine harvester you cannot just drive it down the road. Also, there is the option of the moving a non-moving vehicle and check how the transporters will do it. They use low load trailers that are towed by a semi-truck.
Before you ship the tractor consult the forwarding agents about the insurance for the tractor and see that it is adequately covered.
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