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Transporting Transformers: When Proficient Problem Solving Saves The Day!

When Nathan Carreras first received the call to move two transformers 400 miles for an established power company, the contact gave him the following specifications:

Oversize Transformer: 19’ L x 7’ W x 13.8’ H

89,500 lbs

However, those specifications were different by the time it came to transport the transformers.

Each transformer had to be drained of fluid, and the attachments removed from the top and placed on another carrier, making it a live load.

The attachments are where the complications came in. One particular attachment could not be removed, as originally thought by the shipper.

So the original specifications changed to:

Oversize Transformer: 19’ L x 7’ W x 14.2’ H

99,500 lbs

That fast, the oversize transformer load became a super load, and everything changed.

Nathan acquired new permits, but--one of the original carriers could no longer take the load. So, he set it up for another carrier to take it, and the load was transversed onto the new trailer by crane.

Not every transport goes as smoothly as we’d like. Challenges and difficulties can always arise before or during transport. That's why having an expert agent like Nathan Carreras is essential to making sure your superload transport gets delivered safely.

Nathan’s quick thinking and creative problem-solving helped save the shipper money despite spec errors, and both transformers were safely delivered. The shipper, impressed with how Nathan handled the situation, contracted him to move fifteen (15) more transformers in the coming months.

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You can reach Nathan directly for transport at: 727-232-0484

Two Transformers
  • Length: 19’ ft
  • Height: 14.2’
  • Width: 7’
  • Weight: 99,500 lbs
  • Cargo Value: $150,000.00
  • Distance Traveled: 400 miles
Two Transformers. Two Transformers.
  • Length: 43’ ft
  • Height: 12’
  • Width: 11.10’
  • Weight: 90,000 lbs, Extra Permits for extra weight
  • Cargo Value: $550,000.00
  • Distance Traveled: 1,502 miles
2019 CBI Magnum Force 6800CT Horizontal Grinder. 2019 CBI Magnum Force 6800CT Horizontal Grinder. 2019 CBI Magnum Force 6800CT Horizontal Grinder. 2019 CBI Magnum Force 6800CT Horizontal Grinder.

Harnessing The Best Oversize (And Overweight!) Horizontal Grinder Transport Solutions

David Isherwood received a call from a repeat customer to transport a 2019 CBI Magnum Force 6800CT Horizontal Grinder.

What is a 2019 CBI Magnum Force 6800CT Horizontal Grinder?

Glad you asked! This specific grinder, manufactured by CBI, a Terex brand, was created to retire every other horizontal grinder out there. A horizontal grinder is a massive machine to clear land debris such as logs, barks, stumps, demolition materials, orchard recycling, and so much more. It’s most commonly used in the forestry industry.

The small business owner reached out to David because he’s worked with David before and knows he always puts his customers first. The owner purchased the horizontal grinder in an online auction and needed secure transport from Plaistow, New Hampshire to Fort Myers, Florida. That’s a 1,502-mile journey.

The CBI Magnum force grinder weighs 90,000 lbs. That definitely makes it an overweight load. So, David got the proper permits and an experienced driver to haul the massive grinder safely. They opted for an 8-axle lowboy trailer because while the horizontal grinder is overweight, at 12 ft high, it is also overheight. It’s an all-around oversize load, so David took extra precautions.

The driver delivered the 2019 CBI Magnum Force 6800CT Horizontal Grinder safely and on time.

David Isherwood is one of the leading transport specialists at Heavy Haulers. He knows his shipping stuff, which is why so many of his customers come back again and again. They transport with David once, and that’s all it takes to know they have a long-term shipping agent for their small business equipment transport needs.

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You can reach David Isherwood directly for transport at: 239-202-0173

Expertly Shipping An Oversized Silo Dust Collector

Transporting an oversized silo dust collector is not for the novice shipper. The client called MJ Tutwiler, knowing that he had the experience, skills, and work ethic to ship his silo dust collector from Kentucky to Arkansas safely. In fact, when the client purchased the dust collector, the manufacturer insisted on using a different carrier, but the client declined, knowing without hesitation MJ was the man for the job.

MJ took on the job with confidence. First, he got ahold of his top driver with a lowboy trailer, wanting to have as much top clearance for the silo as possible. The massive height of the silo dust collector required front and rear pilot cars, as well as a pole car. So, he contracted the best to ensure the safety of the transport crew and other motorists on the road. Once all that was squared away, he got an expert rigging crew to load the crane onto the trailer.

After double-checking the silo dust collector’s securement and that everything was in place, the team took off on the 557-mile journey. The team followed top safety standards and protocols. They arrived in North Little Rock on time, and of course, MJ had another expert rigging crew there to offload the silos with cranes safely.

The client knew he made the right choice by sticking to his decision and working with MJ for transport.

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You can reach MJ directly for transport at: 954-727-1982

Dust Collector
  • Length: 54.10’ ft
  • Height: 13.11’
  • Width: 13.80’
  • Weight: 35,000.00 lbs
  • Cargo Value: $220,000.00
  • Distance Traveled: 557 miles
Dust Collector. Dust Collector.
  • Length: 25’ ft
  • Height: 13.75’
  • Width: 10’
  • Weight: 20,000 lbs
  • Cargo Value: $100,000.00
  • Distance Traveled: 282.8 miles
Shulte Mower FX742. Shulte Mower FX742.

Transporting the world’s largest Shulte Mower FX742

AJ Adams transported the world’s largest Shulte Mower FX742. This short-haul traveled from Zeeland, North Dakota, to Hoopple, North Dakota, but the massive size of the mower required expert shipping services--which AJ provided with ease.

The rotary cutter opens up to 42’ wide. However, AJ cut that down by shipping the mower in a folded-up position. That’s one of the reasons AJ is an excellent transport agent. He makes the shipping experience smooth and easy for the client.

J also coordinated the permits, loading, and unloading. The client was beyond impressed with his attention to detail. The oversize Shulte Mower was delivered safely and on time, which meant the client didn’t lose any time for his business.

AJ is an expert transport agent with our Tampa, Florida office. To speak with him directly, call for a quote! (856) 656-0426.

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You can reach AJ Adams directly for transport at: (856) 656-0426

Transporting 40 Mobile Dorms for Hurricane Ian Relief

Jay Hays and Josh Shaw were contracted by a client who had to transport 40 mobile dorm units from California to Florida. This was an extremely important transport, because these modular units would act as temporary housing for contractors building homes for displaced Floridians. Hurricane Ian, a devastating category 4 hurricane made landfall on the west coast of Florida in September of 2022. Josh and Jay did such a great job, that not only is this listed on our projects page, but it was the featured transport of December 2022.

Not only did these two experienced agents handle everything from start to finish, they also flew out to California to supervise the transport personally. Find out more detail about what went into this transport now.

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You can reach Jay directly for transport at: (561) 621-5985

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You can reach Josh directly for transport at: (561) 944-7254

Skid pump transport on a trailer
  • Height: 12 ft
  • Weight: 40,000 lbs
  • Length: 58 ft
  • Width: 12.6 ft
  • Transport Miles: 2,976.7 miles
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Skid Pump Transport on a Trailer
  • Height: 14 ft
  • Weight: 45,000 lbs
  • Length: 45 ft
  • Width: 10 ft
  • Distance Traveled: 56 Miles
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Crane Load Assistance for a Vintage Caboose

A client called Antonio to transport their classic caboose on a short haul in Texas. However, the most pivotal aspect of this transport was load assistance. The client needed a company that could provide safe load assistance, getting the caboose off the track section and onto a lowboy trailer for shipping. Not a problem for Antonio. He detailed every step of the load assistance and transport process for the client. His knowledge and expertise made it easy for the client to choose Heavy Haulers and Antonio specifically as the transport agent.

Antonio found the best crane and rigging crew in Anderson, Texas. They arrived on time, and the team got to work. To transport the caboose safely, they had to remove the wheels and lower them on the lowboy trailer. The track section and wheels were transported on a separate flatbed trailer. With the caboose safely on the way, Antonio arranged for a different crew at the delivery location in Spring, Texas, for unloading assistance. The crew unloaded the track section, wheels, and caboose, putting it all together again. The client was ecstatic at the exceptional professionalism and quality of service.

Antonio Rodriguez with our West Palm Beach office arranged this entire project. You can reach him for services at: (305) 359-5235

Shipping an Oversize Recycling Unit to Maryland

One of our top senior logistics agents, David Jones, received a call to transport an oversize recycling unit from Georgia to Maryland. The client had a trailer, but no truck, which meant they needed a power only transport. That wasn’t a problem for David. He specializes in transporting oversize loads in all capacities. David went to work finding the best driver, with the best truck, to hook up the step deck trailer. He also pulled the necessary permits to transport the 58,000lb recycling unit from Georgia to Maryland. David, like the rest of our logistics agent, make sure every detail is covered to ensure safe transport.

David double-checked the driver’s credentials and experience, and ensured there was nothing on the record that could be a hazard to the transport. Once the best driver was selected, David sent him to the pickup point. With the oversize recycling unit already loaded on the trailer, the driver only needed to hook it up to the truck. Still, to be thorough, the team not only double checked the hookup, but made sure the recycling unit was safely secured to the trailer. At Heavy Haulers we provide the safest and most quality transports available. Thanks to David’s planning, the oversize recycling unit was delivered safely and on time.

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David Jones with our West Palm Beach office arranged this entire project. You can reach him for services at: (561) 944-6016

Shipping a recycling unit.
  • Height: 13.6 ft
  • Weight: 58,000 lbs
  • Length: 53 ft
  • Width: 8 ft
  • Transport Miles: 1733.8 Miles
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Skid pump transport on a trailer
  • Height: 6.5 ft
  • Weight: 18,000 lbs
  • Length: 27 ft
  • Width: 9.5 ft
  • Distance Traveled: 1,282 Miles
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Transporting an Oversize Pump Skid to Ohio

Christopher Arce, a logistics agent out of our Fort Lauderdale, Florida office, received a call to ship an 18,000lb pump skid from Corpus Christi, Texas to West Chester, Ohio. The massive pump skid came in at 27ft in length, 9.5 feet in width, and 6.5 feet in height. Because, generally, the legal load width is 8.5 feet, this pump skid transport was an oversize load. Christopher obtained the proper permits and found a driver qualified to ship heavy equipment. This was a rush load, so Christopher decided on a hot shot trucking solution. He also got an experienced crew to safely load and unload the pump skid.

Because the pump skid could not be driven onto the trailer, they used cranes to load it. This also needed to be tarped, as requested by the client. They wanted additional protection from the elements. Christopher made sure to adhere to all the clients' requests and ensured the top safety protocols were followed during every step of transport. Pump skids are systems that have a pump, as well as an electric motor or diesel engine mounted to the steel base. They are used for water pumping, fire suppression, chemical suppression, and more. Thanks to Christopher’s expert precision and quality service, the pump skid was delivered to Ohio safely and on time.

Chris Arce Photo

Christopher arranged this entire project. You can reach him for services at: (954) 495-8505

Transporting a 184,000lb Supercookor to California

Travis Selochan, a senior transport agent at Heavy Haulers, received the request to transport this 184,000lb 260U Supercookor from Texas to California. That’s right, 184,000lbs of heavy machinery that required precision and skill for safe transport. After evaluating the load, Travis realized that because of the oversize nature, the Supercookor shipment would need two cranes for loading and delivery. He put together an expert team, not only to ensure the safety of the machinery, but of the people handling it.

Knowing his client was on a budget, Travis went above and beyond to find an affordable rate for the Supercookor transport. He found rates that were considerably lower than the competitors, much to the client’s satisfaction. Travis prepared the customer on what to expect for pickup and delivery. He mapped out the route, obtained the permits, and even took care of the pilot cars. We delivered the oversize Supercookor safely and on time, thanks to Travis’s attention to detail and expert strategy.

Travis arranged this entire project. You can reach him for services at: (800)908-6206

Transporting a super load super cooker on a trailer.
  • Height: 12.8 ft
  • Weight: 184,000 lbs
  • Length: 43.5 ft
  • Width: 11.11 ft
  • Transport Miles: 1,050 Miles
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