Freedom Heavy Haul transports forklifts anywhere in the U.S., Canada or Mexico. Whether you need a construction forklift shipped or a warehouses forklift hauled, our professional drivers are up to the task. All of our experienced heavy-haul operators possess:
Trust out trained transport drivers to handle your lift trucks with care. Expect on-time service, quick loading and unloading, and clear communication from your driver. With us, customer service begins on the road.
Ship Any Type of Forklift
Forklifts are used to lift and transport materials over short distances. There are two types of forklifts: construction and warehouse. Construction forklifts are designed to handle heavy loads on an open work sites, while warehouse forklifts operate in tighter spaces.
Warehouse forklifts run on gasoline, natural gas, propane or electricity. Construction forklifts use diesel. The basic types of forklift include:
An average warehouse forklift weighs 10,000 pounds, while a typical construction forklift is about twice as heavy. Construction forklifts usually demand their own full-size trailer. Warehouse forklifts can be shipped on smaller trailers, particularly over short distances.
Trucks and Trailers to Haul Your Forklift
When it comes to shipping, ground clearance is the main difference between the two types of forklifts. Construction forklifts have plenty of ground clearance to help them navigate construction sites. Since they ride on smooth concrete floors, warehouse forklifts have minimal ground clearance.
Clearance comes into play when youâ€™re pushing a machine up ramps for loading. Steep ramps can make it difficult to load a warehouse forklift, especially on a flatbed. Trailers used to transport forklifts include:
Rollback trailers are another option. These specialized flatbed trailers have beds that tilt to the ground for easy loading. Rollbacks, which are more expensive to rent than flatbeds, are used mainly for local or regional transports.
Tips for Successfully Shipping Your Forklift
Remember to measure your attachments if youâ€™re shipping them alongside your forklift. Construction forklift attachments, like buckets and grabbbers, are pretty big, so you must include them in your space requirements. Warehouse forklift attachments like drum handlers and man baskets also need to be measured and weighed.
If youâ€™re using a dock, back your forklift onto a flatbed trailer. Booms should be facing the rear. Other tips for shipping your forklift successfully include:
Most flatbeds are about five feet off the ground. That gives you another eight-feet, six inches before you exceed most statesâ€™ height restrictions. If your forklift stands more than eight-and-a-half feet tall, youâ€™ll need to ship it on a hotshot trailer or a step-deck trailer.
Freedom Heavy Haul has transported forklifts all over the country. Whether you need a construction forklift or a warehouse forklift moved, our knowledgeable agents work to get you the best deal available.
Freedom Heavy Haul ships construction forklifts for all the major manufacturers, including:
Freedom Heavy Haul ships warehouse forklifts from all the major manufacturers. Including: