Wisconsin To Illinois Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Do you need to ship your heavy equipment from Wisconsin to Illinois? Freedom Heavy Haul can help. If you are unsure what information you need when shipping your equipment from Wisconsin to Illinois, we can provide everything you need. It’s important that your heavy equipment haul transport is successful. Our knowledgeable heavy-haul agents have year of experience with arranging heavy equipment transports. We can make your experience hassle free. Our logistics professionals will give you peace of mind.

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Wisconsin Shipping FAQs

What Are Wisconsin's Major Cities And Roadways?

Wisconsin is more than 300 miles long and more than 250 miles wideWisconsin maintains more than 110,00 miles of public roadways. Interstate highways account for just 750 miles of highway in the state, but nearly 12,000 miles of federal and state highways are connected to the interstates. I-94, the major interstate in Wisconsin, runs diagonally east/west between the Minnesota border and Milwaukee, then heads south into Illinois. I-43 goes north/south between Green Bay and Milwaukee. I-94 links Madison and Milwaukee.

Wisconsin has almost 6 million residents. It’s the 23rd largest state. With more than 600,000 people, Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin. Madison, the second most populous city in the state, has less than half the population of Milwaukee. Hobart, a small village near Green Bay, was the fastest growing city in the state in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Wisconsin are:

  1. Milwaukee;
  2. Madison;
  3. Green Bay;
  4. Kenosha;
  5. Racine;
  6. Appleton;
  7. Waukesha;
  8. Eau Claire;
  9. Oshkosh;
  10. Janesville.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Wisconsin?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the dimensional maximums must apply for travel permits to operate in Wisconsin. Some counties in the state don’t allow travel after noon on Saturday through Sunday. Friday rush hours are restricted, too. On weekdays, oversize travel is allowed between sunrise and sunset. The state has Frost Laws that restrict the transportation of oversize loads during periods of cold and ice from March 15 until May 15.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Wisconsin include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Wisconsin's Length Restrictions?

Rules restricting the length of tractor-trailer combinations are slightly more lenient in Wisconsin than in other states. Though single vehicles are restricted to 45-foot long trailers, double trailers are allowed to be as long as 75 feet. The state allows a 3-foot overhang in the front and a 4-foot overhang in the rear.

Trailer length maximums in Wisconsin include:

Total length: 75 feet;

Trailer length: 48 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Wisconsin?

You can obtain oversize permits to travel on Wisconsin roads from the Department of Transportation. As long as they’re less than 100-feet long, 12-feet wide and 14-fett 6-inches tall, oversize loads are allowed to travel at any time. Larger loads are restricted to daylight hours, with further rules governing the movement of oversize loads in the state’s large cities. With special route planning, you can ship loads as tall as 15 feet 6 inches.

The maximum dimensions for oversize loads in Wisconsin include:

Maximum Weight: 150,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 130 feet total;

Maximum Height: 16 feet;

Maximum Width: 14 feet.

What Are Wisconsin's Major Auction Houses?

Let Freedom Heavy Haul ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Wisconsin. Two nationwide auction services companies maintain auction showrooms in the state: Alex Lyons & Sons operates out of Mt. Pleasant, while J.J. Kane has an operation in South Beloit

Other independent equipment auction houses in Wisconsin include:

  • Auction Specialists, Fond du Lac;
  • Badger Corporation, Lomira;
  • Bruce Hill, Viroqua;
  • Great Lakes Auction, Milwaukee;
  • Hanson & Young, Prairie Farm;
  • Nitke Auction Center, Kronenwetter;
  • Powers Auctions, South Wayne;
  • Wisconsin Tractor, Columbus.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Wisconsin?

Contact Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to any rental center in Wisconsin. United Rentals, the largest rental-center company in the country, runs nearly 10 stores in Wisconsin. Sunbelt Rentals has about a half dozen locations in the state. Farrell Equipment also operates six rental equipment stores in the Wisconsin.

Other major equipment rental centers in Wisconsin include:

  • 1st Choice Equipment, Kenosha;
  • Badgers Contractors Rentals, Madison;
  • Boss Equipment, St. Croix Falls;
  • Brooks Tractor, Plover;
  • Kelbe Brothers, Madison and Butler;
  • Midstate Equipment Rental, Columbus;
  • Wood Street Rental Center, Stevens Point;
  • YES-JCB, Milwaukee.

Illinois Shipping FAQs

What Are Illinois's Major Cities And Roadways?

The 25th largest state in the nation, Illinois is nearly 400 miles long and more than 200 miles wide. It’s the sixth most populous state in the country. Illinois has more than 18,000 miles of roadways. With more than 2,000 of those miles on interstate highways, Illinois ranks third in the country in terms of interstate exposure. The major north/south interstates in Illinois include I-57, which runs from Chicago to Missouri, and I-86, which runs diagonally from Chicago and into Missouri. On the east/west axis, I-80 goes between Chicago and Iowa; I-76 runs through Champaign and Springfield in the middle of the state; and I-64 and I-70 traverse the lower portions of Illinois.

With more than 2 1/2 million people, Chicago is by far the largest city in Illinois. But Sumner, a small town on the Indiana border, was the fastest growing city in the state in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Illinois are:

  1. Chicago;
  2. Aurora;
  3. Joliet;
  4. Naperville;
  5. Rockford;
  6. Springfield;
  7. Peoria;
  8. Elgin;
  9. Waukegan;
  10. Champaign.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Illinois?

If your load exceeds the basic dimensional maximums set by Illinois, you’ll need to apply for oversize permit to operate in the state. The requirements in Illinois are similar to the basic maximums for other states. Watch out for old bridges in the state. On non-designated highways, height limits are only eight feet.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Illinois include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Illinois's Length Restrictions?

Length restrictions in Illinois are slightly shorter than they are in the rest of the country. For tractor trailers, Illinois allows three feet of overhang on each bumper. No passenger-vehicle combinations can exceed 42 feet in total length. The maximum allowable length for trailers towed by passenger vehicles is 28 feet 6 inches.

Trailer length maximums in Illinois include:

Total length: 60 feet;

Trailer length: 42 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Illinois?

The Illinois Department of Transportation issues permits for oversized shipments. Loads that exceed the overweight maximums in Illinois must apply for Super Load permits. The state allows oversize loads to travel beginning ½-hour before sunrise every day of the week. On weekdays, transport must be completed by ½-hour after sunset. Sunday transports need to finish by noon. Major holidays are blacked out.

The maximum dimensions to qualify for an overweight permit in Illinois include:

Maximum Weight: 120,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 145 feet total;

Maximum Height: 15 feet 6 inches;

Maximum Width: 14 feet 6 inches.

What Are Illinois's Major Auction Houses?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Illinois. One of the largest equipment companies in the world, Ritchie Brothers, has an office in Morris. Another nationwide auction house, J.J. Kane, maintains a location in South Beloit.

Other equipment auction houses in Illinois include:

  • Almburg Auctioneering, Malta;
  • Dale Jones & Company, Aledo;
  • Centurion Service Group, Franklin Park;
  • Groff Equipment, Lawrence;
  • Martin Auction Services, Clinton;
  • Mowrey Auction, Milford;
  • Sullivan Auctioneers, Hamilton;
  • Anne Consignment Auction; St. Anne.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Illinois?

Turn to Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from rental centers located in Illinois. United Rentals operates more than 20 stores in Illinois. One location in Chicago specializes in aerial platform rentals. Sunbelt Rentals has more than a dozen locations in Illinois, including a rental service center in Sugar Grove.

Other equipment rental centers in Illinois include:

  • Big R Rental Center, Danville;
  • Burns Equipment, Waukegan;
  • Illinois Truck and Equipment, Morris;
  • Midwest Construction Rentals, Champaign;
  • MLB Rental Center, Charleston;
  • Rental Center USA, Mattoon;
  • RWCI Equipment, Flora;
  • Wirtz Rentals, Chicago.

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Our heavy-haul carriers can handle any type of equipment you need shipped. Freedom Heavy Haul will get you set up with a turnkey transport service. Even if you need oversize transport or disaster recovery. Your valuable heavy equipment needs a professional plan and execution. Our logistics experts are the team for the job.

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