Congratulations on your winning bid at our large equipment auction! Now what? Well, you’ve got the get your heavy machinery off the lot and back to your work station. Whether it be farming equipment or construction equipment you’ve got to find some way to get it home.
There are several steps to take when shipping your large equipment that will help make the process easier. It takes experience and expertise to move industrial machines, bulldozers, tractors, cranes or farm equipment, mostly due to their incredible size and weight.
Large equipment transporters are experts in their field, and are equipped with advanced, heavy-duty equipment for the job.
To be ready at the pickup point, you must speak to your transporter beforehand and make sure they have all of the necessary permits for transport. It is important to ask them how you can prepare your equipment. They should give you tips based on their experience and your specific equipment.
The manufacturer's manual is the first step to getting your machinery ready. You may have the manual yourself or you can look it up in the manufacturer’s website. The manual may advise you to take certain measures like disconnecting batteries, emptying engine fluids or securing loose parts.
There are specific guidelines for securing and transporting heavy equipment. Oversized and overweight loads will require special permits to be transported on the road. Remember that large equipment loaded on a trailer may be too tall to go under power lines and bridges or travel on certain roads. You should make sure to work with the transporter before the pickup date to secure these permits and prevent delays or legal complications.
Large equipment will usually be hauled in the open air and will therefore be exposed to the elements. Cover any parts that will be vulnerable to rain and wind. In the winter months, prepare against damage to the tanks and lines due to cold and freezing temperatures.
Finally you will need open areas for the pickup and drop-off points to properly load and unload your equipment. There may also be added equipment necessary for loading and unloading like a loading dock, ramp or cranes.
What makes a Lyon Auction unique is that all of the equipment is in the same location. Companies are able to liquidate a large fleet of vehicles in a single auction. Lyon Auction is able to help well-known companies from the conception to the conclusion of the auction. This makes it headache-free and as enjoyable as possible for both the seller and buyer. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us, we’re listening!