Need to arrange transport for your lathe? Which transporter has suitable experience and equipment for this important job? Whether you’ve bought a new or used lathe machine locally or interstate, or you’re relocating your workshop machines to a new factory, FreightQuotes makes it easier to evaluate your transport costs.
Let us put you in touch with reputable transport specialists who frequently transport lathes between your collection and delivery points. Try FreightQuotes now – it’s quick and free to get your machinery transport quotes!
Get Up to 3 Quotes for Lathe Transportation
Lathes are heavy and expensive, and it makes sense to choose a transport company who knows how to handle them correctly. Loading and unloading a lathe requires care and know-how. Usually a crane or hydraulic truck, such as a tail lift or a tilt tray with a winch is required.
With FreightQuotes you have the option of doing the loading and unloading yourself or asking the transporter to arrange it for you. If you’re doing it yourself, let the transporter know this by making a note in the description field of the “Get Quotes” form.
There are different types of lathes used to create and shape products, parts and tools in industries like metal, wood, mining, paper, automotive, shipping and glass. A range of older and newer models are found in workshops and factories all around Australia. It’s important to get the most suitable truck, trailer and equipment for your type of machine. After all, keeping your machine secure on the road, and getting it safely on and off the truck at collection and delivery is vital. On the “Get Quotes” form, you can specify what type of lathe it is.
Also specify your lathe’s weight and size, including the length, width and height. If you can take a few photos of your lathe and upload those into the form, this will be a huge help. It enables the transporters to prepare correct costs and make quick contact with you.
Choose the Right Machinery Transport Quote
When you receive your 3 transport quotes you’ll probably have questions for the machinery transporters. It’s a good idea to ask if they’ve given you a fixed price quote, or if extra charges may apply. Find out about their insurance coverage and explore the processes they follow to keep your lathe safe. It’s also sensible to discuss loading and unloading and anything you might need to do from your end to prepare your lathe for transport.