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Skidder Shipping Services in All 50 States!

Tractor Transport ships farm equipment in Mexico, Canada and U.S. For all log sizes, we take care of the transport with our highly maintained skidders. We have an exclusive team of experts who operate the heavy tractors and ensure that our customer get timely deliveries.

Recent Skidders We've Hauled

Transporting Skidder Across the Country

Transporting John Deere 648 Log Skidder

Tractor Transport was able to haul this John Deere 648 Log Skidder recently and it was picked up in Andalusia, AL and delivered to Covington, TN. This customer called in complaining their original company was unable to pick up the John Deere 648. Our agent Mike Phillips was able to secure a driver within 3 hours of that call! If your current company is not up to your satisfaction call the professionals at Tractor Transport! We can transport your machinery anywhere in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Call Mike Phillips today for a free estimate! (954) 603-2324.

What Are Skidders?

Skidders are heavy vehicles used in logging activities to pull the cut trees from the forest. We can transport skidders that are four-wheel drivers or tracked with a winch, steel and diesel engine. Some skidders have a small and adjustable push-blade and articulated steering at the front. Loggers/operators are adequately protected from the flying or falling debris (or rolling over/or parted cables) by the steel enclosures on our machines. Selective logging is sometimes wrongly done, and that's why we transport the correct machines to perfect the process.


Below Are Some Types Of Skidders That We Transport

Tractor Transport hauls skidders

Cable Skidders
These skidders have an attached cable which is reeled out to pull the cut timber. Cable skidders have a grapple and a winch that hold the logs as the skidder moves them to the landing area. They are quite labor-intensive because a second person is required to drag the winch from the woods and then hook them up hence we give out clear instructions before giving them out. Cable skidders are the best in steep hills or the areas where it's hard to drive the machine.

Grapple Skidders
Alternatively, we transport skidders that use a hydraulic bucket instead of the winch. Grapple skidders have a boom that connects the grapple bucket to the skidder and also grabs and lifts the timber.

    We haul three types of grapple skidders:
  • Single function boom - contains two hydraulic cylinders with two hydraulic cinders. It lowers the boom in a single position
  • Dual function booms - contain four hydraulic cylinders which adjust the boom into two positions.
  • Three function booms - allow the boom move to all side in a circular motion; hence spreading out the trees. It grabs the trees only once.

Track or Wheel
These skidders have an engine and a cab articulated on the chassis. They usually are used to yard the more massive loads on steep slopes. Wheel skidders exert low ground pressure and are typically used to create roads or landings.

Manufacturers whose products we’ve transported include:

AGCO
CaseIH
John Deere
Versatile
Bobcat
Challenger
Kuhn
Brandt
Great Plains
New Holland



Tractor Transport Offers an Extensive Range of Trailer Choices To Haul Your Air Seeders:

FLATBED TRANSPORTATION SERVICES


Our most versatile and commonly used trailer by far is the standard flatbed trailer, made evident by the sheer number of them on the road every day. A great aspect of flatbed trailer shipping is the stability of the bed and the fact that these common carriers come in a wide variety of sizes and dimensions. A flatbed trailer, as the name suggests, is marked by a flat trailer surface that's able to be loaded with stability by balancing and securing cargo on the outside edges of the trailer.


Flatbed Trailer Specifications:
Max Weight: 48,000 pounds
Max Length 53 ft.
Max Width 8.5 ft.
Max Height 8.5 ft.

RGN (REMOVABLE GOOSENECK) TRANSPORT SERVICES



RGN Trailer Specifications:
Max Weight: 42,000+ pounds
Main Deck Length 29 ft.
Well Width 8.5 ft.
Legal Height Limit 11.6 ft.

The Removable Gooseneck (RGN) trailer has a detachable front end that turns the trailer into a ramp. Past the detachable section of the trailer, RGNs are equipped with a double drop formation that lends the payload an extra amount of height, usually around 12 extra inches. The variable nature of the RGN trailer allows it to accommodate cargo that is more difficult for less flexible trailers. Referred to as a "detach", the RGN is ideal for transporting less than standard cargo, equipment that is longer, taller, or otherwise a non-normal size.

EXTENDED RGN (REMOVABLE GOOSENECK) TRANSPORT SERVICES


Similar to the standard Removable Gooseneck Trailer, the extended RGN has an added section for additional length and capacity for particularly tricky transport jobs. When cargo is too long for the standard Removable Gooseneck (RGN), we sometimes employ the extended RGN. Like the standard RGN, the back portion of the stretch RGN is removable, creating a convenient ramp. The extended RGN has a versatile extension feature that allows it to meet an increased number of length requirements for cargo.


Extended RGN Trailer Specifications:
Max Weight: 150,000+ pounds
Main Deck Length 29 ft. - 65 ft.
Well Width 8.5 ft.
Legal Height Limit 11.6 ft.

DROP DECK TRANSPORT SERVICES



Drop Deck Trailer Specifications:
Max Weight: 48,000 pounds
Max Length 53 ft.
Max Width 8.5 ft.
Max Height 11 ft.

A drop deck, or "step deck" trailer resembles a standard flatbed model with a single drop in order to give the trailer the capacity for more cargo height. This is especially advantageous when the payload exceeds the standard height requirements for a regular flatbed. This is especially advantageous when the payload exceeds the standard height requirements for a regular flatbed. For especially large or oddly sized pieces of equipment, the drop deck trailers present a uniquely ideal solution; tractors, farming combines and large construction and industrial equipment.

EXTENDED DROP DECK TRANSPORT SERVICES


When a job necessitates a trailer that can carry an irregularly long piece of equipment or cargo, we employ the extended drop deck trailer. Like a flatbed with either a single or a double attached gooseneck, the extended drop deck gives the user capacity for additional height and length to meet the needs of a specific cargo load. Typically, the extended RGN is more flexible than the standard RGN, so it's only used when absolutely necessary.


Extended Drop Deck Trailer Specifications:
Max Weight: 45,000 pounds
Max Length 63 ft.
Max Width 8.5 ft.
Max Height 10 ft.

LOWBOY TRANSPORT SERVICES



Lowboy Trailer Specifications:
Max Weight: 40,000 pounds
Max Length 24 ft.
Max Width 8.5 ft.
Max Height 14 ft.

A lowboy is one of the lowest trailers to the ground, as its name suggests. Many heavy hauling tasks are carried out with the help of the lowboy trailer because of its use for extremely large, heavy, and oversized or over-dimension equipment. Typically when you see a sign that says "Oversize Load" on the interstate, the cargo being hauled is done so with a lowboy trailer. Many shippers use lowboy models as their top choice for these jobs due to their capacity to carry extremely heavy weights of cargo, and their stability as the lowest, off-the-ground option.

Operational Factors To Be Considered When Using Skidders

Trees size - a skidder should be matched to the size of the tree to be pulled. Before selecting the type of skidder to use, we determine the machine pulling power first. For example, the tracked skidders are the best for skidding the large-sized logs since they have a high pulling and traction force.

Soil conditions - the wheeled skidders have high floatation tires or dual tires that are suited for operating on the wet soils. The cable skidders are used in areas with a losses soil or the intermittent wet regions. This means that time spent on yarding depends on the soil.

Extraction distance - wheeled skidders are extremely fast and can extract logs up to 1000 feet. The tracked skidders have a slower speed hence they only extract up to 500feet. However, if your extraction distance is very high, we can give you grapple forwarders which extract long distances.

Slope - although there are several factors that determine how a machine will operate on a particular slope, the slope depends on the skidding direction. For instance, favorable slopes (dragging a load downhill) are most preferred to the adverse slope because gravity aids the extraction. Slope also determines the ability of a skidder to turn around safely.

Call Today to Learn More

If you have a skidder that needs to be transported to a new location, call us at (877) 373-0107 for fast and reliable services. Our team of professionals will guide and advise you on the best way to transport your skidder that matches your specific needs.

Book Your Shipping

Booking a shipment with us is easy. Our knowledgeable staff of transport specialists are ready to meet your shipping needs, and answer any questions you may have. Call Now: (877) 373-0109. Our business hours are Monday through Sunday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM EST. Fill out the quote form to the right, and we will email you an up to date rate. For the fastest, most accurate, no hassle estimate - contact us by phone.