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Machinery transport is often referred to as Heavy Haulage. The most commonly moved machines are Excavators, Bulldozers, Tractors, Low Loaders, Forklifts, Bobcats, Tele-Handlers, Scissor lifts and any other heavy equipment.
Machinery transport is more specialised than other general freight and there are specific rules and regulations that need to be stringently followed by transport companies.
If the machinery being transported is oversize, then the transport company may be required to obtain permits to transport the machinery. There are also guidelines for oversize machinery regarding the time of travel. The road authorities mentioned also provide information on whether a load will require pilot escorts.
Another useful website is the Tractor and Machinery Association of Australia (TMA). This is a "member-based industry organisation which was established over 40 years ago to represent the interests and developments of importers, manufacturers and sellers of agricultural tractors and machinery in Australia".
A large volume of machinery and plant equipment is transported from Melbourne, Victoria. For machinery travelling to Sydney from Melbourne, the direct route is on the Hume Highway. This route is around 880 km.Oversize machinery freight loads within Melbourne and within Sydney will have specific routes that are available. These depend on the height, weight and length of the machinery on the truck.
Machinery dealers from Melbourne are often based in the outer fringe areas of Melbourne, in Dandenong, Campbellfield and Sunshine.To reach Dandenong, the most common route coming from Sydney is by the City Link. However, the city link tunnel has a height limits restricting the use of the tunnel for trucks. Oversize vehicles must follow the route as determined by VicRoads. To use City Link, the truck company will require a Toll pass. This pass can be obtained fromCitylink.
The Hume Highway goes all the way to the outskirts of Sydney, where it reaches the M5 and M7. To continue to the outskirts of Sydney to suburbs like Eastern Creek, Minchinbury, Horsley Park, Wetherill Park and so on, take the M7. However, go into Metro Sydney or towards the airport, Bankstown, Liverpool, Padstow and surrounding areas, take the M5.
For metro Melbourne and Sydney machinery and equipment transport and for locations that are hard to access, the best way to move your machinery is with a tilt tray. A tilt tray also often means that loading facilities such as a loading ramp are not required on site. It allows easy loading and unloading at job sites.
At Freight Match, we have years of experience in dealing with all types of machinery and equipment – from small machinery such as generators and forklifts to large oversize, overweight and over-length earthmoving, industrial and mining equipment.
The most common machinery and equipment freight is forklifts, telehandlers, plant and industrial equipment. Our Freight Match team has – collectively – 74 years of transport experience and knowledge. We have a vast network of specialised machinery transporters with all types of trailers.
For specialised jobs, Freight Match can provide you with a customised solution, including crane hire and on-site supervision or consultation and loading. To enquire about any machinery-related move or for a consultation with our highly experienced staff, please call 0417 252 009.
For smaller machinery that does not require a full truck load, Freight Match can consolidate loads. This will save you money because you won’t have to pay for a full truck when transporting your freight within Australia.This type of freight is referred to as a less-than-full load (LTL). To receive a quote for your consolidated machinery, you can call our Head Office on 1300 887 874, request a freight quote online or email firstname.lastname@example.org..