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The Bell 206 helicopter took its first flight on december 8, 1962. By 2010, Bell Helicopter ended production on the 206 models for good. One of our expert transport agents, Jackson Weeks, had the opportunity to provide shipping for a classic 1963 Bell 206B 3 Helicopter.
The client needed the vintage chopper transported from Lincoln, California to Hamilton, Montana. Larger helicopters are often transported as oversize loads, because of the shape and design. However, the Bell 206B 3 is sleek and falls within regulation load parameters. This varies by state,, but in general an oversize load is anything that exceeds 8.5ft in width, 13.5ft in height, and 75ft in length. The Bell 206B 3 helicopter is 34ft in length, 7ft in width, and 9.6ft in height, allowing for it to be shipped as a standard equipment load.
Jackson chose a lowboy trailer to transport the helicopter. This allows for easier access under bridges and power lines during the journey. The Bell Helicopter was secured, not only by the fuselage, but the blades as well were tied down, lining up with the trailer themselves, for a sleeker and safer for transport. Jackson ensured the client that the helicopter would be transported with the top safety standards. Jackson, like all our transport agents, ensures that all DOT regulations are met for transport. We want the safest possible journey for the team and the equipment.
As much fun as it might be, helicopters are not usually flown onto the trailer. Instead, cranes or forklifts are used to load them safely. Since the client needed loading assistance, Jackson found a licensed and experienced crew. This ensured the helicopter would be loaded the safest way possible. Heavy Haulers provides loading assistance for any heavy machinery that may need it. Jackson made sure the client had everything necessary to transport their Bell 206B 3 helicopter from California safely.
Jackson had the team double and triple check every aspect of the Bell 206B 3 Helicopter load before departure. Once they were satisfied safety standards were met, the driver embarked on the 917.3 mile drive from Lincoln, California to Hamilton, Montana. The driver made periodic safety checks and regularly checked in with Jackson. Jackson, in turn, kept the client informed of every leg of the journey. The Bell 206B 3 Helicopter was delivered safely and on time by the expert team Jackson put together for transport. Call Jackson today and find out how he can ship your heavy equipment today!
Jackson is a Heavy Haulers logistics agent known by his clients for creative solutions when it comes to transport. Whether it’s a limited access issue, equipment that has an odd shape, or even something miscellaneous that isn’t well known, Jackson finds a way to transport it safely. He is determined that each and every transport is done with top safety standards, so the clients don’t have to worry.
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