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Equipment Delivery Charges

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by dozerman21, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. dozerman21

    dozerman21 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    I was just curious if anyone on here has any experience in buying a piece of equipment and having it delivered. I'd like to know a ballpark figure on how companies charge to deliver a dozer, backhoe, skid, etc... I haul my own equipment, but I'd like to have an idea what it would cost if I bought something far away.

    I'd like to hear from someone who has had a machine delivered, and what they had to pay, along with what it was and app. how many miles the machine was shipped.
  2. john_bud

    john_bud LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    If you have time, you can get a "back haul" and usually save bucks. I found a tractor loader hoe in MI and had it delivered to WI (350 miles) for a cost of 300. That was just a bit more than my expected fuel costs and was done on a larger trailer pulled by a F350 or F450 (can't remember).

    I found the haul on the hauling section on www.ytmag.com. There are other places that are similar.

    If you contract to haul it as a direct load, it will cost 3/mile or so. Depends on the size of the equipment and all. My TLB was only 22' long and 10k.

    hope that helps a bit.
  3. mastercraft

    mastercraft LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    Last summer I had a 44,000# excavator hauled from Flint MI to just south of Canton OH, and it cost me $1,200. I believe it was about 380 miles. It pays to check around, as I had several quotes of almost $2000, and many in between.
  4. qps

    qps LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,484


    o.k. first the wide load question...now this...what are you up to:laugh:
  5. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,162

    Think Dozerman is scheming.

    I will say that the price is likely to be all over the map. I have gotten quotes that varied by 3 thousand when I shipped a 50 ton tag trailer from NC. Make a lot of calls. I found a company here in Idaho that I have been using almost exclusively. They have been giving me great prices.
  6. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    A 50 ton tag huh? You pull that behind the 5500? :laugh:
  7. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,162

    It is getting late. It was a 25 ton trailer or 50K pound capacity. Pull it with a dump truck.
  8. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    That's what I figured
  9. Construct'O

    Construct'O LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Sw Iowa
    Messages: 1,387

    When i got my D6R from your state it was around 650 miles to here and the cost was $2400 dollars.At the time i needed the machine so didn't do a lot of checking around.

    I think the name of the outfit was Pointdexter ?????,they should be close to you I'm thinking.I let the guy selling the machine line up the transportation,but have done a lot more researching since then.

    Got a lady(broker) from KSSS state that does hauling to haul a D6R dozer blade to me from Oregon.That was $1200 dollars,so trucking something isn't cheap by no means:rolleyes:.

    Also there was permits that needed to be gotten ,so some of them are $100 dollars plus if your oversize(width),when going through other states.They add up,especially if your travel through several states.

    Good luck:usflag:
  10. RockSet N' Grade

    RockSet N' Grade LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,454

    seems to run $2 to $3 a mile at current fuel prices

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