Hauling items with a trailer can be useful for several reasons. One reason is those items that are bulky are easier to haul in a trailer. Another reason is that items hauled in a trailer can usually be secured better. When hauling heavy equipment, it is important to make sure equipment is secured properly. Heavy Equipment Hauling must be done with not only the size of the equipment and the type of equipment to be moved considered before moving the equipment.
For example, heavy equipment that will be installed once it is moved-;like generators or other machinery-;can have drive shafts that must be balanced very carefully. This type of heavy equipment may need to have temporary bracing or supports in place to protect large, carefully balanced parts from becoming misaligned.
For construction machines like earth moving and excavation equipment, preparation for movement also will depend on the distance the equipment is going to be moved. Over short distances, some equipment is able to drive across roads directly without being hauled. To drive on roadways with other vehicles, this equipment must have the correct lighting and turn signal indicators and also be registered and plated like any other vehicle.
Heavy Equipment Hauling allows this kind of equipment to be moved without the vehicle being registered itself, as vehicle lights and registration is not usually necessary on a work site.
Using a company that has experience with Heavy Equipment Hauling is usually recommended because, though it may not appear to be difficult to load heavy equipment onto a trailer, it can be. Equipment not loaded onto a trailer properly and tied down and secured correctly can shift while the equipment is being moved. This shifting during movement can damage the equipment and be very dangerous for the drivers of other vehicles if equipment shift would cause a trailer to go on its side or equipment to slip off a trailer.
Delays to repair equipment that has been damaged while being moved can be costly and are prevented by having an experienced company plan each step of moving equipment.