Michigan To South Dakota Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Freedom Heavy Haul has experience with Michigan to South Dakota heavy equipment hauling. If you are unsure what information you need when shipping your equipment from Michigan to South Dakota, we can provide everything you need. Don’t risk your heavy equipment transport with inexperienced haulers. We have years of experience arranging heavy transport and hauling. Our logistics professionals can put a hassle free hauling experience within reach.

The key to success is communication. You will get access to a transport agent who will be with you every step of the way. During the transport process, you will receive regular status updates. Once the transport is successfully completed, we’ll reach out to let you know. Your agent is reliable, trustworthy and hard working. When you need your heavy equipment delivered on-time with no hassles, call Freedom Heavy Haul.

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Michigan Shipping FAQs

What Are Michigan's Major Cities And Roadways?

Michigan is more than 450 miles long and nearly 400 miles wide. When you include the Upper Peninsula, Michigan is the 11th largest state in the country. The state has more than 120,000 miles of roadways, including 1,200 miles of interstate highways. In Michigan, I-75 goes north/south from Sault St. Marie on the Canadian border to Detroit. I-69 runs diagonally north/south from Lake Superior to the Indiana border. I-96 travels east/west from Muskegon to Detroit. I-94 also runs east/west in the lower portion of the state, from St. Joseph to Detroit. Except for a short stretch of I-75, there are no interstate highways in the Upper Peninsula.

Michigan is the 10th most populous state in the nation. Nearly 10 million people live in the state. With more than 600,000 people, Detroit remains the largest city by population in Michigan. Grand Rapids, the second largest city in the state, was the fastest growing city in the state in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Michigan are:

  1. Detroit;
  2. Grand Rapids;
  3. Warren;
  4. Sterling Heights;
  5. Ann Arbor;
  6. Lansing;
  7. Flint;
  8. Dearborn;
  9. Livonia;
  10. Westland.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Michigan?

If your heavy equipment shipment exceeds the dimensional limits established in Michigan, you’ll need to apply for oversize shipping permits to travel in the state. Oversize permits can take as long as 10 days to process. Frost and thaw regulations that restrict travel on icy roads run from February through April.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Michigan include:

Maximum weight: 80,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW);

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Michigan's Length Restrictions?

Michigan is one of the northern states that permits dual trailers, which can be as long as 75 feet. The maximum length for trailers, 65 feet, is longer than most states permit. On non-designated roadways, the maximum trailer length is 50 feet. The state allows a 3-foot overhang on the front bumper and a 4-foot overhang on the rear bumper, which is part of the overall length calculations. Travel trailers are restricted to 28 feet 6 inches.

Trailer length maximums in Michigan include:

Total length: 75 feet;

Trailer length: 65 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Michigan?

Permits to ship oversize loads on Michigan roadways are available from the state Department of Transportation. During weekdays, oversize transport is restricted to ½-hour before sunrise until ½-hour after sunset. On weekends, only shipments less than feet long, feet high and feet wide are allowed to travel. Motor homes longer than 105 feet are considered Super Loads.

The maximum dimensions allowed for an oversize load in Michigan include:

Maximum Weight: 150,000 pounds or more requires bridge study;

Maximum Length: 150 feet total;

Maximum Height: 15 feet;

Maximum Width: 16 feet.

What Are Michigan's Major Auction Houses?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Michigan. Ritchie Brothers, the largest equipment auction house in the country, runs four locations in Michigan. National competitor J.J. Kane maintains an office in Charlotte.

Repocast has three locations in Michigan. Other major equipment auction houses in Michigan include:

  • Art Smith Auctioneers, Cedar Springs;
  • Assets Now, Ferndale;
  • Big Bear Auction, Eau Claire;
  • Brian Hasty Auction, Tekonsha;
  • Miedema Auctioneering, Wayland;
  • RJ Montgomery, Plymouth;
  • Rowley’s Auction Services; Attica
  • Vander Kolk Auction, Dorr.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Michigan?

Trust Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your pieces of heavy equipment to or from any rental-center location in Michigan. Sunbelt Rentals operates seven equipment-rental locations in the state, including a Power and Pump dealer in Shelby Charter Township. United Rentals also has seven locations in Michigan.

AIS Construction Equipment has five rental locations in the state. Other equipment rental centers in Michigan include:

  • Herc Rentals, Erie;
  • Carleton Equipment, Kalamazoo;
  • Cloverdale Equipment, Norton Shores;
  • Fader Equipment, Kalamazoo;
  • Grand Equipment, Huntington;
  • McAllister Rentals, Midland and Traverse City;
  • Southeastern Equipment, Holt;
  • Universal Rent All, Cadillac.

South Dakota Shipping FAQs

What Are South Dakota's Major Cities And Roadways?

South Dakota is the 17th largest state in the nation. It’s 380 miles long and more than 200 miles wide. South Dakota maintains more than 83,000 miles of public roadways. Almost 700 miles of road in the state represents interstate highways. Two major interstates operate in South Dakota, both of which run through Sioux Falls. Traveling north/south, I-20 connects North Dakota with Nebraska. Running east/west, I-80 links Minnesota with Iowa.

Only three states – Wyoming, Vermont and Alaska – have a lower level of population than South Dakota. Sioux Falls has the most residents of any city in South Dakota. With more than 350,000 people, Sioux Falls is more than twice the size of Rapid City. Sioux Falls also was the fastest growing city in South Dakota in 2017. The 10 largest cities in South Dakota are:

  1. Sioux Falls;
  2. Rapid City;
  3. Aberdeen;
  4. Brookings;
  5. Watertown;
  6. Mitchell;
  7. Yankton;
  8. Pierre;
  9. Huron;
  10. Spearfish.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In South Dakota?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in South Dakota. The weight limit for single axels is 20,000 pounds, while double axels can weight as much as 34,000 pounds.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of South Dakota include:

Maximum weight: 80,000 Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW);

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are South Dakota's Length Restrictions?

Overall length restrictions in South Dakota are similar to rules in other southern states. The state allows a maximum overhang in the front of three feet and a maximum overhang in the rear of six feet.

Trailer length maximums in South Dakota include:

Total length: 75 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In South Dakota?

Permits to ship oversize loads in South Dakota are available from the state Department of Public Safety. Oversize transport permits are valid for three days in South Dakota. The movement of oversize loads on South Dakota highways is permitted between ½-hour before sunrise to ½-hour after sunset on each day of the week. Transporting oversize loads on major holidays is prohibited. If your load is travelling only on interstate highways in South Dakota, it can be as wide as 20 feet.

Oversize shipments that exceed dimensional regulations must apply for Super Load permits. The maximum oversize dimensions that South Dakota allows include:

Maximum Weight:   120,000 pounds;

Maximum Length:  100 feet total;

Maximum Height:  15 feet;

Maximum Width:  16 feet.

What Are South Dakota's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in South Dakota.

The most prominent equipment auction houses in South Dakota include:

  • Agpro Auctions, Hettinger;
  • Girard Auction, Wakonda;
  • Goeman Auction, Lennox;
  • Interstate Auction Center, Brandon;
  • Jack Worlie Auction, Aberdeen;
  • Messner Auction, Rapid City;
  • Vold Auctioneers, Britton;
  • Wieman Auction, Marion.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In South Dakota?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in South Dakota. United Rentals, the largest rental center chain in the country, has two locations in the state. National competitor Sunbelt Rentals also operates a store in South Dakota. Titan Machinery maintains stores in Rapid City and Sioux Falls.

Ditch Witch of South Dakota also runs stores in Rapid City and Sioux Falls. Other independent equipment rental centers in South Dakota include:

  • Bierschbach Equipment, Sioux Falls;
  • Black Hills Equipment Rental, Spearfish;
  • Dakota Equipment Rental, Spearfish;
  • JGE, Aberdeen;
  • Jenner Equipment, Rapid City;
  • RDO Equipment, Sioux Falls;
  • Rushmore Equipment, Black Hawk;
  • Time Equipment, Rapid City.

Trusted Heavy Haulers

If you have farm equipment, construction equipment, or heavy machinery that you need transported, Choosing the right trailer is paramount to a successful transport. We can help! Our agents will work to understand your needs and recommend the right trailer for the job.

Our heavy-haul carriers can handle any type of equipment you need shipped. From oversize transport to disaster recovery, Freedom Heavy Haul offers complete turnkey transport services for heavy-haul customers. Your valuable heavy equipment needs a professional plan and execution. Our logistics experts are the team for the job.

Freedom Heavy Haul ships heavy construction equipment such as bulldozers, excavators and dump trucks. Small equipment such as skid steers are also in our wheel house. Our dedicated carriers transport all kinds of equipment. No matter what type of equipment you need transported, let Freedom Heavy Haul provide you with a free assessment and free quote. Contact us right away

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