Lift-on/Lift-off Loading and Unloading

Many people schedule heavy hauls for pieces of machinery or equipment that cannot power themselves. Whether this is for a boat, which simply can’t power itself on land, or a huge piece of industrial machinery that is meant to stay in one place, the lack of power and wheels makes loading and unloading these things a bit challenging. You aren’t afforded the luxury of simply rolling it on and off of the trailer. However, has an easy solution for you: lift-up/lift-down loading and unloading!

How Do We Do It?

To accomplish this type of loading, we use a crane specially designed to lift very heavy pieces of machinery or equipment. We will carefully secure your load so that the crane can lift it up to the height of the trailer you choose and slowly place it onto the deck. Utilizing crane operations like this takes time and practice to get right, so don’t trust just any hauling company!

While lift-up/lift-down takes longer than roll-on/roll-off loading, it has its advantages, too. The primary advantage of this type of loading is the choice of trailer. RORO loading can only be done with a specific type of trailer, the removable gooseneck trailer. These trailers are less common and more expensive to use than the typical flatbed. However, with the use of lift-up/lift-down, you can pick whichever trailer best suits your needs!

For example, if the load you need shipped is extremely tall as well as heavy, you can use a drop-deck trailer to gain extra clearance on top of the load. Drop-decks make it easy to avoid the need for overheight permits, which can get expensive. If you need to save as much money as possible on the shipment, a simple flatbed trailer is the way to go. These trailers are incredibly common and relatively easy to build, making them the ideal choice for someone on a budget.

No matter how your load needs to be shipped, will take care of it. Our team knows every method to load and unload safely and swiftly, meaning you can count on us to take great care of whatever heavy load you need shipped.

If you want something a little faster, check out our roll-on/roll-off loading and unloading service!