When you need to haul heavy equipment, it is no small task. You require knowledgeable operators and specialized equipment. Keeping safety a top priority is critical. Operators must load, secure, transport the load efficiently and comply with local regulations.
Team Pro-Tow specializes in crane lift services, heavy-duty towing, heavy equipment recovery and heavy equipment hauling. You’ve got it covered if you need something heavy lifted, loaded, and moved.
What is Considered “Heavy?”
Heavy equipment is typically something that weighs over 5,000 pounds. For example, it could be an excavator, tractor, or other heavy construction equipment. When loads are heavier than this, like 10,000 pounds or more, the operator must have specific certification and training to do the job. For example, they must know how to distribute the weight properly and safely secure the load for transport. Without the proper know-how, safety can be an issue.
The load’s weight, size and dimensions will determine which Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations you’ll need to follow for heavy equipment hauling. In addition, oversized equipment or cargo sometimes needs a permit for transportation, depending on the state you’re registered in and traveling through. These are things Team Pro-Tow can help you determine when we perform heavy equipment recovery or hauling.
Double (Triple) Check
When a massive load or a piece of heavy equipment is on a flatbed trailer, we double and triple-check to ensure it is secured properly. We check anchor points, rigging and securing anything that might become loose during transport. It must be loaded and secured and compliant with DOT regulations.
Choose the Best for Heavy Equipment Recovery
If you need something big moved out of an awkward spot or transported to another site, choose Pro-Tow for heavy equipment hauling. We have extensive experience, trained and certified operators, and crane-style wreckers to get the equipment on the trailer. We can handle semi-tractors, loaded trailers, construction equipment, heavy machinery, and more.
If it’s big and heavy, and you need it moved, call Team Pro-Tow!
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