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Freedom Heavy Haul has experience with Montana to Minnesota heavy equipment hauling. Trust us to provide you with all the information you need to make your Montana to Minnesota transport decisions. 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.

Communication is the key. If you have questions while your equipment is in transit, we provide a transport agent who can answer all your questions. During the transport process, you will receive regular status updates. We’ll also confirm with you as soon as your transport is complete. A trustworthy, hard working, and reliable agent is critical to a successful equipment transport. When you need your heavy equipment delivered on-time with no hassles, call Freedom Heavy Haul.

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Montana Shipping FAQs

What Are Montana's Major Cities And Roadways?

Montana is the 10th biggest state in the country in terms of acreage. One of the few states that is wider than it is long, Montana is 630 miles in width and 250 miles in length. The state operates more than 150,00 miles of roadways, including nearly 1,200 miles of interstate highway. I-90, which runs east/west between Idaho and North Dakota, goes more than 550 miles in the state. I-15, the main north/south roadway in the state, travels through Helena as it connects Canada with Wyoming. I-80 runs north/south between Billings and the Wyoming border.

Montana has the 6th smallest population of any state in the country. With more than 100,000 people, Billings is the largest city in the state. Sidney, a small town on the North Dakota border, was the fastest growing city in Montana in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Montana are:

  1. Billings;
  2. Missoula;
  3. Great Falls;
  4. Bozeman;
  5. Butte;
  6. Silver Bow;
  7. Helena;
  8. Kalispell;
  9. Havre;
  10. Anaconda.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Montana?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in Montana. The weight limit for single axels is 20,000 pounds, while tandem axels are restricted t0 34,000 pounds or less.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Montana include:

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

Maximum height: 14 feet;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Montana's Length Restrictions?

Overall length restrictions in Montana are less restrictive than rules in other US states. Most US states restrict maximum length to 65 feet or less, but rural states in the West allow longer tractor trailers than do more populated states.

Trailer length maximums in Montana include:

Total length: 75 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Montana?

Oversize shipping permits in Montana can be purchased from the state Department of Transportation. The transport of oversized heavy equipment is permitted between ½-hour before sunrise and ½-hour after sunset, seven days per week, as long load doesn’t exceed 110 feet in length, 14 feet 6 inches in height or 10 feet in width. Oversize shipping permits are valid for between three and five days. Restrictions related to the Spring thaw are enforced from February through May.

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

Maximum Weight: 120,00 pounds;

Maximum Length: 135 feet total;

Maximum Height: 17 feet;

Maximum Width: 18 feet.

What Are Montana's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Montana. Ritchie Brothers, the national heavy equipment auction house, operates a store in Frenchtown.

The most prominent equipment auction houses in Montana include:

  • Gardner’s Auction Services, Missoula;
  • Go 2 Guys Auction, Bozeman;
  • Kinsey Auctioneers, Baker;
  • Musser Brothers, Billings;
  • Pate Auction, Helena;
  • RK Statewide Auction, Lindsay;
  • RLP Auctions, Victor;
  • Smith Sales, Miles City.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Montana?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Montana. United Rentals runs one rental store in the state. Sunbelt Rentals does not have a presence in Montana. RDO Equipment operates a half dozen rental stores in the state.  Titan Machinery has a handful of rental stores in Montana.

Other independent equipment rental centers in Montana include:

  • Big Sky General Rental, Butte;
  • Lewistown Rental, Lewistown;
  • Midway Rental, Missoula and Kalispell;
  • T&E the Cat Rental Store, Helena;
  • Tractor & Equipment, Billings and Great Falls;
  • Western States CAT, Missoula.

Minnesota Shipping FAQs

What Are Minnesota's Major Cities And Roadways?

Minnesota is the 12th largest state in the country by area. The state is nearly 600 miles ling and almost 350 miles wide. Minnesota has more than 130,000 miles of streets and highways, near the most in the nation. The state operates more than 900 miles of interstate highway. I-90 traverses the southern portion of the state on an east/west path. I-94 runs diagonally from the Iowa border in the northwest to Minneapolis-St. Paul in the southeast. I-35 runs north/south through Minneapolis-St. Paul in the eastern part of the state, between Duluth and the Wisconsin border.

With more nearly 700,000 people, the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul have a larger population than the rest of the top 10 cities in the state. Maple Grove, home to one of the largest shopping malls in the country, was the fastest growing city in the state in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Minnesota are:

  1. Minneapolis;
  2. Paul;
  3. Rochester;
  4. Bloomington;
  5. Duluth;
  6. Brooklyn Park;
  7. Plymouth;
  8. Maple Grove;
  9. Woodbury;
  10. Eagan.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Minnesota?

Heavy equipment transports that exceed the dimensional limits in Minnesota must apply for oversize permits to travel on roads in the state. The basic dimensional restrictions in Minnesota are similar to those in most states. The state has Frost Laws that restrict the movement of oversize loads during periods of snow and ice.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Minnesota include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Minnesota's Length Restrictions?

Rules regarding the length of tractor trailers and recreational vehicles are less restrictive in Minnesota than in most states of the nation. Most states restrict overall length to less than 70 feet. You’re allowed three feet of overhang in the front and four feet of overhang in the rear. RV combos are limited to 70 feet.

Trailer length maximums in Minnesota include:

Total length: 75 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Minnesota?

Permits to transport non-divisible, oversize loads in Minnesota are available from the Department of Transportation. As long as your load is less than 110-feet long, 16-feet long and 14-feet 6 inches wide, you can transport your oversize load on any day of the week. Travel is allowed between 2 a.m. until 10 p.m. Holiday weekends are restricted between 2 p.m. the day for the until 2 p.m. the day after.

Loads that exceed oversize limits must apply for Super Load permits. The maximum measurements of oversize loads in Minnesota are:

Maximum Weight: 150,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 130 feet total;

Maximum Height: over 15 feet 6 inches requires a route survey;

Maximum Width: 16 feet.

What Are Minnesota's Major Auction Houses?

Trust Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Minnesota. National heavy-equipment auction leader Ritchie Brothers has offices in Medford and Blooming Prairie. Local auctioneer Wayne Pike Auction has offices in Princeton.

Other equipment auction houses in Minnesota include:

  • Auctionblock, Audobon;
  • Heidelberger Farm Equipment, Pine City;
  • R.A.Y., Foley;
  • Loretto Equipment, Loretto;
  • Maring Auction, Kenyon;
  • Midwest Equipment, St. Charles;
  • Pfifer’s Auction, Moorehead;
  • Steffes Group, Litchfield.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Minnesota?

Speak with Freedom Heavy Haul about shipping your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Minnesota. United Rentals has eight locations in the state. There are no Sunbelt Rentals in Minnesota. RDO Equipment operates at 10 locations throughout the state. There are two General Rental Centers in Minnesota, including one in St. Paul.

Other equipment rental centers in Minnesota include:

  • All Rental, Rice;
  • Aitkin Rental, Aitkin;
  • A-Z Rental Center, Eden Prairie;
  • Cook Building, Cook;
  • Clearwater Rental, Clearwater;
  • Lano Equipment, Loretto;
  • London Road Rental Center, Duluth;
  • Oakdale Rental Center, Oakdale.

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Regardless of the type of equipment that you need shipped, our heavy-haul carriers can handle it. Disaster recovery? Oversize transport? No problem! Our turnkey transport service will leave you with peace of mind. We have logistics experts standing by ready to help you execute a professional plan to transport your valuable heavy equipment.

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