Ohio To Iowa Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Freedom Heavy Haul has experience with Ohio to Iowa heavy equipment hauling. Shipping heavy equipment from Ohio to Iowa can be a complex process. Let us get you the information you need. Don’t risk your heavy equipment transport with inexperienced haulers. We have years of experience arranging heavy transport and hauling. Let our team of logistics professionals provide you with a hassle-free experience.

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Ohio Shipping FAQs

Hire Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment between Ohio and any other state in the union. In addition to a large agricultural workforce, Ohio has more than 20,000 people employed in the construction industry. As the population of the state expands, transportation of heavy equipment in Ohio is on the rise. Ohio has the third largest manufacturing workforce in the country, trailing only California and Texas. The state also is the largest manufacturer of plastics, fabricated metals, electrical equipment and appliances in the nation. Ohio is the leading producer of greenhouse and nursery plants in the country. Ohio operates eight ports, seven of which serve Lake Erie:

  • Port of Ashtabula;
  • Port of Cincinnati;
  • Port of Cleveland;
  • Port of Fairport;
  • Port of Huron;
  • Port of Loraine;
  • Port of Sandusky;
  • Port of Toledo.

What Are Ohio's Major Cities And Roadways?

Measuring 220 miles by 220 miles, Ohio is a near-perfect square. It’s the 34th most populous state, but accounts for more than Ohio has more than 110,000 miles of roadways. The state has more than 4,000 miles of interstate highways, fourth in the nation. The major east/west interstates in Ohio include I-80, which runs across the top of the state, and I-70, which goes through Columbus in the middle of the state. I-77 runs north/south in the eastern part of Ohio, while I-79 goes north/south in the western portion of the state.

With more than 800,000 people, Columbus is the city with the largest population in Ohio. The capital city is almost twice as large as the second-biggest city in the state, Cleveland. Interestingly, Columbus also is the fastest growing city in the state. The 10 largest cities in Ohio are:

  1. Columbus;
  2. Cleveland;
  3. Cincinnati;
  4. Toledo;
  5. Akron;
  6. Dayton;
  7. Parma;
  8. Canton;
  9. Youngstown;
  10. Loraine.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Ohio?

Heavy loads that exceed the state’s limits for weight, height, width or length must apply for permits to travel on roads in Ohio. Farm Equipment Permits, which allow unlimited movement of farm machinery between farms and dealers, are available. Width is limited to 14 feet for Farm Equipment permits.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Ohio include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Ohio's Length Restrictions?

As part of the northeastern transportation corridor, Ohio allows tractor-trailers to be longer than most states. In Ohio, 75-foot combination trailers are permitted to operate. Loads that are more than 90-feet long require escort vehicles. Length restrictions on trailers and motor homes are on par with rules in the rest of the country.

Trailer length maximums in Ohio include:

Total length: 65 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Ohio?

Oversize transport permits in Indiana are issued by the Department of Transportation. The shipping of oversize loads is permitted from ½- hour before sunrise to ½-hour after sunset, Monday through Saturday. No oversize transports are allowed on major holidays, including Easter Friday and the entire weekend.

Oversize loads that are 10-feet in width or more, or exceed length limits, require 7-foot wide signs with 18-inch letters posted in the front and back. The maximum allowable limits for oversized loads in Ohio are:

Maximum Weight:  120,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 160 feet total;

Maximum Height: 14 feet 6 inches;

Maximum Width: 14 feet.

What Are Ohio's Major Auction Houses?

Contact Freedom Heavy Hail to haul your heavy equipment to or from any equipment auction house in Ohio. Ritchie Brothers is located in South Vienna, a suburb of Springfield. Yoder & Frey maintains multiple offices in Ohio. The national firm holds farm-machinery auctions in Archbold. Alex Lyons & Sons also has a location in Delaware.

Other prominent equipment auction houses in Ohio include:

  • Ben Higgins Auctioneers, Marion;
  • Buddy Barton Auction, Beachwood;
  • Chalker’s Auctions, Southington;
  • Cincinnati Industrial Auctions, Cincinnati;
  • Dunn Deal Auctions, Stoutsville;
  • Myron Bowling Auctions, Fairfield;
  • Thompson Auctioneers, Fairborn;
  • Tri Green Interstate Equipment, London.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Ohio?

Talk to Freedom Heavy Haul about shipping your heavy equipment to or from any equipment rental center in Ohio. National leader United Rentals maintains around 10 rental locations in Ohio, including a trench-safety office in Fairfield. Nationwide competitor Sunbelt Rentals, which has locations inside Lowe’s stores, has nearly a dozen offices in Ohio.   

Ohio CAT Rentals operates nearly a half dozen offices in Ohio. Southeastern Equipment also runs a handful of equipment rental stores it the state. Other major equipment rental centers in Ohio include:

  • American Rental Center, Akron;
  • Construction Equipment and Supplies, Sandusky;
  • Goss Rental Center, Zanesville;
  • Hamilton Rental Center, Hamilton;
  • Madison Rental Center, Madison;
  • Saving Rental Center, Logan.

Iowa Shipping FAQs

Choose Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment between Iowa and any other state in the union. Lots of farming means lots of farming equipment transportation in Iowa. Iowa has more than 80,000 farm operations, most in the country. John Deere also has extensive manufacturing operations in Iowa. The company produces planters, sprayers and cotton harvesters in Ankeny; articulated dump trucks, motor graders and loggers in Davenport; dozers and loaders in Dubuque; and hay and forage equipment in Ottumwa. Deere makes agricultural tractors in Waterloo. Speak with Freedom Heavy Haul about shipping any new Deere equipment from Iowa to any location in the country. Iowa has three ports, two of which are on the Mississippi River:

  • Port of Burlington;
  • Port of Dubuque;
  • Port of Keokuk.

What Are Iowa's Major Cities And Roadways?

Iowa is the 26th largest state. The state is 300 miles long and 200 miles wide. Iowa maintains more than 110,00 miles of roadway, but less than 800 miles of roads in the state are interstate highways. An extensive network of state highways intersects with Iowa’s interstates to provide access to towns and cities. There are more public roadways in Iowa than there are interstate highways in the rest of the country. I-80, the state’s only east/west interstate, goes between Illinois and Nebraska, running through Des Moines. I-35 runs perpendicular to I-80 in the middle of the state, traveling between the borders with Minnesota and Missouri. I-28 also runs north/south in the western portion of the state, connecting Sioux City with Missouri.

Iowa has the 30th largest state population in the country. A little more than 3 million people live in Iowa. With more than 200,000 people, Des Moines is the most populous city in Iowa. Tiffin, a small town in eastern Iowa, was the fastest growing city in the state in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Iowa are:

  1. Des Moines;
  2. Cedar Rapids;
  3. Davenport;
  4. Sioux City;
  5. Iowa City;
  6. Waterloo;
  7. Ames;
  8. West Des Moines;
  9. Council Bluffs;
  10. Dubuque.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Iowa?

Non-divisible loads that exceed the state’s maximum dimensions must apply for oversize permits to operate in Iowa. Oversize loads must be equipped with flashing strobe lights and warning banners on the front and back. The banners must be at least 7-feet long with lettering at least 10-inches tall.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Iowa include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Iowa's Length Restrictions?

The length restrictions for tractor-trailer transport in Iowa are similar to laws in the rest of the nation. The state allows tandem tractor-trailers up to 70 feet in length. Like motor homes, travel trailers are restricted to 45 feet in length.

Trailer length maximums in Iowa include:

Total length: 60 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Iowa?

Permits to ship oversize loads on Iowa roadways can be obtained from the Department of Transportation. If the vehicle is less than 100-feet long, 11-feet wide and 14-feet 4-inches tall, your oversize load can travel at any hour. Otherwise, operations are restricted to ½-hour before sunrise until ½-hour after sunset each day. Shipments that exceed oversize load maximums must travel as Super Loads.

Maximum dimensions for oversize loads in Iowa include:

Maximum Weight: 132,000 pounds on seven axles;

Maximum Length: 120 feet total;

Maximum Height: 16 feet;

Maximum Width: 18 feet.

What Are Iowa's Major Auction Houses?

Turn to Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Iowa. Ritchie Brothers has offices in Des Moines and Burlington. Steffes Group and Sullivan Auctioneers, two prominent midwestern auction houses, both are located in Mt. Pleasant. Jeff Martin Auctioneers has an office in Ottumwa

Other equipment auction houses in Iowa include:

  • Carroll Machinery Auction, Carroll;
  • Dick Backes Auctioneers, Raymond;
  • Hallberg Auction Services, Ogden;
  • Hilpipre Auction, Waterloo;
  • Taylor & Martin Auctioneers, Sioux City;
  • Yoder Auction Services; Kalona.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Iowa?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Iowa. Sunbelt Rentals has four locations, including one in Des Moines and one in Cedar Rapids. United Rentals nine locations spread throughout the state. Rent-All operates a pair of equipment rental centers, in Sioux Center and Storm Lake

Other equipment rental centers in Iowa include:

  • A-1 Rental Equipment, Cedar Rapids;
  • Altorfer, Cedar Rapids;
  • Bierschbach Equipment, Sioux City;
  • Black Hawk Rental, Waterloo;
  • Mason City RentAll, Mason City;
  • Resource Rental Center, Council Bluffs;
  • Reuter’s Equipment, Council Bluffs;
  • Titan Machinery, Des Moines.

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