Salvage equipment transport experts
Many businesses with expertise in fixing equipment scour the country for salvage equipment pieces with the intent to resell them. The most obvious benefit is the profit of selling a piece that would otherwise have no value. The salvager saves these pieces from rotting into oblivion in a storage or salvage yard. We happen to know many capable mechanics who either do this full time or as a side hustle.
Where to buy
People willing to try their hand at machinery resale procure salvage equipment many places. Salvage sale is an online auction site for salvage equipment operating under the umbrella of Ritchie Brothers auctions. Machinery zone and Equipment Trader also have sections of their online machinery inventory reserved specifically for salvage machinery. One might also find very good deals on government overstock sites. The options are many and very diverse.
Regardless of where one buys, a crucial aspect of this process is loading the piece. This takes special efforts. Next, you have to move it to where it needs to be (your warehouse/shop). This process is more than hiring a rigger or a wrecker to load the salvage equipment on the truck trailer. You must also secure it for safe transport. Next, a driver must transport it safely without damaging the truck or equipment. Finally, the buyer must hire a rigger or wrecker to offload.
As a freight broker with extensive experience in transporting salvage equipment with open-deck trailers, Interstate 48 Transportation is your go-to company in this regard. Once the shipment is tendered to us, we will handle all aspects of transporting the piece, and the charges will be included in one itemized bill. This makes records for the shipment easier to store and retrieve. It also keeps our customers focused on the crucial aspects of running their business, while we handle the dirty work.
Recent salvage Peterbilt tractor shipment
Below are three pictures of the process required to load salvage equipment. We provide these services for inoperable machinery which require ramps or a loading dock. For this process we hired a wrecker that brought two units to site. They used their cranes to lift the tractor and load it on a 53′ step deck trailer. Idaho Peterbilt to removed the stacks which had rusted and rendered the unit over-dimensional for the height. Thanks to Idaho Peterbilt and Hendrickson Towing for the assistance. The machine was loaded and secured safely, set off en route to delivery.
Whether new or used, in good shape or bad, we can get it from point A to point B. Call us today for estimates for shipping any salvage equipment you are looking to purchase or sell.