Shipping a 2022 CAT 623 Scraper
Jamie Horvath is one of our top logistics agents. He’s based out of our West Palm Beach office but transports equipment nationwide. He specializes in super loads, like this CAT 623 Scraper.
The scraper was purchased at a local Ritchie’s Bros Auction in Davenport, Florida. The buyer needed the scraper shipped from Davenport, Florida, to Greenville, Texas. That’s a 1,088-mile journey from Florida, through Alabama, to Mississippi, and then Texas.
Because super load shipping regulations vary from state to state, Jamie ensured the proper permits were pulled for all four. He also pre-planned the route because the massive CAT 623 Scraper needed to avoid certain areas for safety. The route Jamie planned didn’t need pilot cars or escort vehicles, saving the client money.
Transporting the CAT 623 Scraper on an 8 Axle Extendable RGN Trailer
The CAT 623 Scraper measured 45.2L x 11.8W x 12.4H and weighed 88,000 lbs. A standard RGN trailer wouldn’t cut it. Instead, Jamie found a driver with an 8-axle extendable, or sometimes known as stretch, RGN trailer. There are six axles alongside those on the truck’s head. It can be stretched to 61ft, so the trailer becomes 74ft in total.
The driver extended the RGN trailer to accommodate the 45.2L scraper. The team unhooked the trailer deck and left it flat on the ground. The driver then drove the CAT 623 Scraper onto the trailer. The truck backed up to reattach the two parts of the trailer. Then they add air to the suspension to lift the machine and trailer off the ground. The team secured the trailer and the scraper, preparing it for transport.
A Three-Day Drive to Deliver The CAT 623 Scraper in Texas
Jamie worked with a driver with experience and a clean driving record to ship the scraper. Quality checks happened several times throughout the transport to ensure the CAT 623 Scraper was safely secured.
The driver adhered to oversize load regulations in each state, ensuring he only drove during legal times. The driver also adhered to legal driving hours to keep himself, the freight, and other motorists safe.
The CAT 623 Scraper was delivered safely and on time with Jamie's expertise. This transport was valued at $500,000 dollars.
Jamie frequents most of Richie Bros Auctions in Florida. If you see him there, have him transport your equipment. He’s one of the best logistic agents in the industry. Get a quote now! (954) 210-7609