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Moving a farm baler from one place to another can be a headache. You need to consider a lot of factors such as transportation methods, restrictions and regulations, and many more. But you can partner with a trusted shipping company like Atlantic Project Cargo for smooth, efficient, and fast delivery.

WHAT IS A BALER?

A baler is farm equipment that compresses a cut and raked crop, such as hay or straw, into compact bales that are easy to handle, transport, and store.

TYPES OF FARM BALERS

They come in various types, including:

  • Round. These machines create cylindrical bales of hay. The diameter and width of the bales can vary depending on the model ;
  • Square. Also known as rectangular balers, these create bales in a rectangular shape, which is easier to stack;
  • Variable Chamber.These are versatile in producing bales of varying sizes;
  • Fixed Chamber. These machines create bales of a fixed size;
  • Large Square. These handle and bale large volumes of hay, often used in large-scale farming operations.

 

MOVING FARM BALER ACROSS THE COUNTRY

When it comes to moving these machines across the US, proper planning and knowledge are essential. Let's have a look at the methods, restrictions, and regulations involved in the relocation of balers.

Methods of Transportation

  • Flatbed Trailers
    The most common choice for oversized farm equipment, that offers ease of loading and unloading. Secure tie-downs and proper weight distribution will make the travel safe;
  • Heavy Haul Trucks
    For massive balers, these trucks with multiple axles and extended trailers provide the necessary capacity and stability;
  • Rail Transport
    Good decision if you need to transport balers for long distances or if you need to transport multiple machines. 

Restrictions and Regulations

  • Weight and Dimension Limits
    In the US, each state has varying weight and dimension limits for vehicles on public roads;
  • Permitting
    Depending on the baler’s size, weight, and route, various permits may be required;
  • Safety Regulations
    Compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations, the Department of Transport, and individual state departments of transport is a must. 

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING OF FARM BALER

Sending your baler far beyond national borders presents a new set of challenges.

 

Methods of International Transportation

  • Ocean Freight
  • Container Ships offer secure, enclosed transport for balers of all sizes. Standard dry containers or open-top containers are used for easier loading and unloading;
  • Break bulk Ships are ideal for oversized balers or multiple machines;
  • Ro-Ro Ships allow balers to be driven directly on the deck. 

International Regulations and Restrictions

  • Import/Export Permits
    This may include an import license, technical inspection certificate, end-user certificate, and other documents;
  • Phytosanitary Regulations
    Most countries require fumigation or heat treatment of agricultural equipment;
  • Weight and Dimension Limits
    International shipping has its own restrictions;
  • Customs Duties and Taxes
    Be prepared for import duties and taxes levied by the destination country based on the baler’s value and destination. 

Atlantic Project Cargo can handle the complexities of international shipping, prepare all the documentation, and advise on the most cost-effective options.

FACTORS AFFECTING THE COST OF FARM BALER SHIPPING

Here’s a breakdown of the factors affecting the cost of farm baler shipping

  • Baler size and weight;
  • Transportation method;
  • Distance and route;
  • International or domestic shipping;
  • Documentation and fees;
  • Demand;
  • Insurance;
  • Fumigation and cleaning;
  • Storage and inland transportation. 

Always consult with a reputable freight forwarder for specific quotes.

ADVANTAGES OF FARM BALER SHIPPING​ WITH ATLANTIC PROJECT CARGO

Atlantic Project Cargo isn’t just a shipping company, we’re your partner. We understand the demands of the agricultural world and the vital role of agricultural equipment in your operations. When to choose us, you choose a team dedicated to delivering your cargo safely, efficiently, and cost-effectively.