When United Heavy Haul LLC received the request to haul a CAT D10R Dozer Wheel Loader, we saw it as a task. It was our duty to deliver the customer's prized and precious equipment. CAT D10R measures 25' X 11,37 W X 13.45 H. That's correct, 120000 lbs. of heavy equipment had to be delivered with precision and skill. Carrying such an oversized piece of equipment shipping from port to port in an overloaded package over such a long distance required a high level of skill and attention to detail.
It is not simple to transport equipment from the port safely and legally. A standardized loading, transporting, and unloading routine is not alone a best practice when dealing with some of the large pieces of machinery ever produced by humanity.
We recommend following these recommendations for transporting equipment to port safely.
Risk assessments are proactive compliance documentation demonstrating how extensive and thorough your fleet management systems are. Consider including one in your equipment transportation planning procedure. They can be performed by senior management or supervisor. It covers the whole operation and transportation duration, weight loads, relevant project dangers, and what has been done to solve them.
We can not emphasize enough how important safety is to the industry. Wearing personal protective equipment is a safety norm throughout preparing for safe and legal heavy freight transit.
Documenting Personal protective equipment (PPE) is also a risk-mitigation tactic. You'll have a complete risk assessment and permit application if you include all the safety practices.
The next step in preparation for heavy equipment transfer is to inspect the items that will be conducting the actual hauling. A thorough check of your trailer or vehicle should cover the following:
The security precautions for safe loading operations are:
Clear and level the loading area
Clean the ramp and trailer
Level the loading area.
Start the machine
Start Chaining Down Heavy Equipment
Procedures for unloading equipment safely
Take the time to check and clear the designated unloading space in the receiving yard before the vehicle arrives.
Direct the transport truck to the exact unloading location. Once the trailer is parked, clean and prepare the ramp for deployment.
Unwrap chain that has become coiled around the links before beginning to loosen tie-downs with their adjustable tool boomers.
Keep a safe distance between the device and its spotter. All focus should be on carefully ushering it down.
Before sending everyone out, conduct a last ground examination of all equipment, the transport vehicle, anchor points, and tools.
Transporting building equipment is a difficult task. Connect with United Heavy Haulers LLC now to enjoy easy transporting of your equipment while staying within your budget. We hope this resource has given you insight into the right strategies and protocols for heavy load securement and transportation operations.