Cranes, tractors, and trucks have all been specially engineered to make hauling the heaviest load possible.
Haulage is the business of transporting goods from one company to another. Here at Ready Machinery, we specialize in moving equipment and machines and installing them into plants and warehouses.
However, just like us, hauling companies use multiple types of equipment to get the job done.
Cranes leverage the standard pulley system to lift and move heavy objects. There are two classifications: mobile and fixed. Fixed cranes are built at the project site and later taken down, but they can lift heavier loads higher. They’re often the machine being hauled!
Mobile cranes are mounted on crawlers or wheels and can quickly move around and between worksites. When a crane is needed for a hauling project, these are the go-tos.
Carry Deck Crane
Carry deck cranes are small and on four wheels. They can rotate a full 360 degrees and are simpler to set up and use than other cranes. They’re a staple on job sites with lots of materials to load and move.
Crawler cranes are bigger and bulkier than carry decks. They’re also fitted with a pair of rubber tracks, making them a staple on worksites with uneven terrain.
A floating crane is just what it sounds like; a crane attached to a rig that allows it to float on water! These special cranes are used for projects at sea, like ports or oil rigs.
Rough Terrain Crane
Like crawler cranes, rough terrain cranes are well suited for off-road and uneven terrains. However, these cranes are fitted with four rubber tires equipped with four-wheel drive.
Truck-mounted cranes are growing in popularity for hauling operations. The cranes are uniquely built to be made of two parts: a truck and an arm. With the right driver, these cranes are completely highway safe.
When you think of tractors, you commonly think of farmers in their fields. However, there are particular types of tractors that are used in industrial and construction settings as well.
As the name suggests, these tractors are used in industrial settings like manufacturing, mining, or forestry. They are used to pull heavy loads of supplies and can have smaller cranes fitted onto them when lifting is a necessary part of the job.
Bulldozers are another piece of heavy machinery. The name is usually used to describe the whole vehicle, but it refers to the dozer plate mounted on the tractor’s front or back. It’s commonly used to loosen soil, dirt, and sand, but it can also haul these materials and make pilot roads for other hauling equipment, like trucks and tractors.
One of the most valuable pieces of heavy machinery, excavators use a heavy arm and a bucket to handle digging and scooping jobs effectively and efficiently. Excavators commonly need to be hauled between storage and job sites, but while onsite in industries such as forestry, mining, or construction, they can be used to move piles of resources quickly.
Loaders also feature a bucket and are used to haul loose materials, like sand or gravel, to another machine, such as a dump truck or conveyor. They are sometimes used to move other machinery due to their strength and size. Depending on the terrain of the job, they can be track-based or wheel-based.
We’ve saved the best for last; trucks are the most commonly used vehicles for transporting machines and equipment to their new homes.
As the name suggests, flat-bed trucks are transportation trucks with completely flat trailers. Since these trailers don’t have sides or roofs, the goods transported on them must be secured with ropes, chains, and hooks.
A tipper trucker, also known as a dump truck, is used to transport loose, raw materials that need mixing or crushing, like dirt or rubble. The original “dumb trucks” date back to the 19th century when they were wagons drawn by horses!
Trailer trucks can also be referred to as freight trailers and are heavy-duty trucks that can easily haul long distances. We combine these trucks with low-bed trailers to load, secure, and transport some of the heaviest industrious machines.
Box trucks are made out of a chassis cab and box-shaped cargo trailer. These trucks tend to be smaller than freight trailers, but their cargo’s sides and ceilings mean they can protect goods from the outdoor elements, making them great for consumer goods like furniture or appliances.
Hauling goods, foods, or heavy equipment is a huge undertaking. Fortunately, at Ready Machinery, we have a fleet of specialized vehicles we can use to transport any piece of equipment or machine safely.