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Moving skid steer loaders from point A to point B can be a challenge, especially for long distances or complex routes.

Atlantic Project Cargo has a proven record of success in handling oversized cargo. We offer a wide range of services including skid steer transportation.

WHAT IS A SKID STEER?

A skid steer, also known as a skid steer loader, is a compact, and multipurpose piece of construction equipment. It can handle a wide variety of tasks with the help of attachable tools.

Some common attachments include: 

  • Buckets;
  • Augers;
  • Pallet forks;
  • Hammers;
  • Sweepers.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF SKID STEER LOADERS?

  • Compact. As the name suggests, these are the smallest skid steers, typically with a rated operating capacity of 1.500-1.750 lbs. and 50 hp; 
  • Vertical Lift. Featuring a telescoping boom that extends vertically, these skid steers offer superior lift height and reach;  
  • Radial Lift. The most common type, has a lifting arm that pivots in an arc-like motion;
  • Wheeled. Equipped with pneumatic tires, it has a good traction on most surfaces;  
  • Tracked. Usually have rubber tracks instead of wheels. This gives them great traction and stability on soft, uneven, or muddy terrain. 

MOVING A SKID STEER ACROSS THE COUNTRY

When moving a skid steer across the US, you need to consider restrictions, regulations, and transportation options.

Methods of Transport

  • Trailer Transport
    You can choose from flatbed, lowboy, or step-deck trailers;
  • Rail Transport
    Even though it requires loading/unloading logistics, it is a cost-effective option for long distances. 

Restrictions and Regulations

  • Weight Permits
    Every state has different weight limits for trucks and trailers;
  • Safety Regulations
    A skid steer should be properly secured with chains, straps, and wheel chocks;
  • State-Specific Regulations
    Texas has permit-free weight limits for specific trailer types and distances. 

Atlantic Project Cargo will provide you with the most efficient and compliant way to get your skid steer loader to its destination.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING OF SKID STEER

Shipping construction equipment across the borders requires right knowledge and planning. Let’s explore the available transport methods, regulations, and restrictions.

Ocean Freight

Choose from containerized shipping, Ro-Ro, Lo-Lo, or Ro-Lo vessels.

Air Freight

Shipping via cargo planes is significantly expensive compared to other shipment methods, but it is the fastest option.

Restrictions and Regulations

When importing or exporting construction equipment such as skid steers, you will face common regulations that include:

  • Import/Export permits;
  • Weight and Dimension limits;
  • Customs Clearance;
  • Additional permits for equipment that contains hazardous materials like hydraulic fluids.

 

Atlantic Project Cargo is an experienced freight forwarder that can handle logistics, paperwork, and regulations for you, streamlining the process.

FACTORS AFFECTING THE COST OF SKID STEER SHIPPING

The cost of shipping can vary depending on several factors, such as:

  • Destination and distance (domestic, international);
  • Shipping method (ocean, air, truck, railroad);
  • Skid steer specifications (size, weight, attachments);
  • Regulations and permits  (import/export, weight limits, customs clearance);
  • Insurance;
  • Seasonality.

ADVANTAGES OF SKID STEER SHIPPING​ WITH ATLANTIC PROJECT CARGO

Atlantic Project Cargo has extensive experience and expertise in handling heavy and oversized cargo. We have a global logistics network, that gives you access to reliable and efficient shipping solutions.