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Need to move your backhoe across the country, or even across the globe? Atlantic Project Cargo offers a wide range of services to deliver your machine to its destination safely, efficiently, and cost-effectively.

WHAT IS A BACKHOE?

A backhoe, sometimes called a “backhoe loader” or “digger”, is a machinery that combines two key functions: digging and loading. Basically, the rear part of the backhoe has a two-part arm with a bucket at the end, and the front part usually has a loader bucket.

A backhoe is a versatile machine used in various fields:

  • Construction;
  • Landscaping;
  • Farming;
  • Demolition;
  • Emergency services. 

WHAT ARE THE VARIOUS TYPES OF BACKHOES?

Each machine is suited to specific tasks and environments. The main types of backhoes include:

  • Center-mount. Traditional, full-size machines with a large bucket at the front and a smaller digging bucket at the back;
  • Side-shift. Can shift the hydraulic arm to the side, allowing for close work next to walls or other structures;
  • Mini. Smaller and perfect for light work and projects in constrained spaces.

MOVING BACKHOE ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Transporting a backhoe across the US requires knowledge of logistics, restrictions, and regulations.

Transportation Methods

  • Flatbed Trailers
    Offer secure low-clearance loading and stability for long hauls;
  • Step Deck Trailers
    Offer additional clearance to avoid bridge and tunnel height limits;
  • Rail Transport
    Offers cost-effective shipping for long distances and heavy machines.

Regulations

  • Federal Weight Limits
    Every state has different weight limits for trucks and trailers;
  • Size and Dimension Restrictions
    Planning the route helps to avoid height and width restrictions on certain roads;
  • Permits
    Be aware of state-specific permits. For example, in New York all loads exceeding height or weight limits require permits, regardless of distance. 

Atlantic Project Cargo offers you the expertise, resources, and dedication to make your cross-country shipments efficient.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING OF BACKHOE

Let’s have a look at the regulations and methods of international backhoe shipping.

The main and cost-effective methods of international transportation are ocean and road. But road transportation is limited by distance.  Air freight is the fastest but most expensive option.

Regulations and restrictions require obtaining import/export permits, adhering to weight and dimension restrictions, and preparing proper documentation for customs clearance.

Atlantic Project Cargo can handle the process of international shipment of backhoes, and aid with paperwork, logistics, and regulations.

FACTORS AFFECTING THE COST OF BACKHOE SHIPPING

Factors that influence backhoe shipping prices include:

  • Port fees;
  • Custom procedures;
  • Destination;
  • Distance;
  • Shipping method;
  • Backhoe specifications;
  • Regulations and permits;
  • Seasonality;
  • Insurance.

ADVANTAGES OF BACKHOE SHIPPING​ WITH ATLANTIC PROJECT CARGO

Choosing Atlantic Project Cargo puts you ahead for several reasons:

  • We specialize in oversized cargo;
  • We have an extensive global network;
  • We design custom transport plans;
  • We handle all permits and compliance;
  • We work with you to find the most cost-effective and safe transport options.