Transportation of tractors

Transportation of tractors

Transportation of a tractor has its own specific features since most of the tractors have rather large dimensions, therefore, they are classified as oversized cargo. In this case, the carrier is important to understand what kind of tractor should be transported, find out its dimensions, choose the best vehicles, prepare the necessary permits, coordinate the route, as well as the delivery time.

All tractors are classified by design features, dimensions and weight. Based on these parameters, the type of vehicles and the method of loading and unloading operations are selected.

Many tractors have attached and trailed equipment, which significantly increases their size and weight. Before loading these elements must be dismantled. This will reduce the dimensions of the structure, facilitate the process of loading/unloading and simplify transportation. Removed parts can be transported on a separate vehicle or transported with the tractor if they fit in the body.

When transporting a tractor, it is important to choose the right vehicle. As mentioned above, some types of tractors belong to oversized cargo, because they have dimensions that exceed the dimensions of a standard semi-trailer (13.6 x2.5 m). Two such tractors fit easily onto a conventional semi-trailer, so no additional permits need be drawn up.

Transportation of tractors

If the tractor's dimensions exceed the dimensions of the semi-trailer, it will be necessary to transport it on a low-bed platform (trawl). You also need to issue permits for the transportation of oversized cargo and agree on the route with the relevant authorities.
The logistics of the transport company must find out at the customer the brand of the tractor being transported and clarify its dimensions. This is the only way to find the right vehicle.

After choosing a car you need to understand the features of the process of loading and unloading the tractor. In this case, you also need to know the design features of the equipment in order to properly remove all the dismantled parts of the tractor, hook on the crane truck cables, raise and lower the equipment on the loading platform. In some cases, the tractor can independently drive into the platform, then the crane will not be needed. It is only important that the trawl is equipped with ramps that will allow the tractor to drive under its own power on the platform.

If the angle of arrival of tracked vehicles exceeds 15 degrees, instead of ramps, you should use elongated ladders. If the width of the tractor is much greater than the width of the vehicle, it is necessary to use special "widening devices" that increase the width of the platform.

If the weight of the tractor exceeds the load on the semi-trailer axles, it can be reduced by one simple method. To do this, the tractor must be “planted” on the bottom so that a safe clearance for movement is provided between the road and the crawlers hanging on the sides. In addition, when choosing a route, it is important that the slope of descents and ascents does not exceed 8 degrees.