How To Tell If You Need Special Towing Services

Whether you work on a construction site or in a specialized industry that requires unique equipment, countless odd-shaped vehicles and bits and pieces of machinery are moved across the country daily. If this is your first time trying to transport something of this nature, then you may be a bit confused as to how to do this, after all, what company can you call to accommodate such an odd request? Luckily, there are many heavy equipment movers out there who will do a great job of getting your load where it needs to be, but how do you know if you need them or regular transportation services? Here are a few pointers that should help you make up your mind.

Too Wide

If you are using a special vehicle that is really big, then it may be too wide for a regular road journey without special preparations. Heavy equipment movers have the right resources to transport loads that are larger than most small roads and can do so safely, without putting other members of the public at risk. If you know for a fact the crane or earthmoving equipment will be wider than the road you would use to get to your destination, then ensure you use these experts to get you safely to your destination.


If your equipment weighs over a certain amount, then not only do you need to use heavy equipment movers for their towing capacity, but also for their journey planning. You cannot drive on every road with loads that weigh over a certain amount, or you could dig up the road and potentially damage the traffic behind you. Heavy equipment movers are good at planning their routes so they only travel on roads rated for the load they are carrying and never a pound over.


Sometimes you will find regular towing companies able to move massive equipment over short distances, but even that is quite rare. If you are going on any kind of long journey, such as interstate, then you need a company with a logistical team big enough to accommodate this request. It is not easy traveling that far at the best of times, let alone with a load behind you that weighs more than some houses! Any kind of long-haul trip requires the use of heavy equipment movers who have the experience and material capacity to move that much weight that far. 

Reach out to a company like Quality Towing and Equipment Moving to learn more.