Looking for a reliable company to transport bulky equipment across Australia? If you’re hoping to arrange heavy haulage in Margaret River, look to Melbourne-based freight forwarder TSL. We provide domestic heavy transport services to businesses operating a range of industries including manufacturing, mining, renewable energy, transport. Our comprehensive service covers heavy transport in Margaret River, across Western Australia and the wider national zone.
What is Heavy Haulage?
The transportation of large quantities of materials or goods by road. Typical Margaret River heavy transport cargo shifted by TSL includes car carriers, pressure vessels, yachts, agriculture machinery, cranes and earth-moving equipment. Often a regular curtainsider truck is not large or sturdy enough to carry out heavy haulage in Margaret River, so special lorries are used. These are heavier duty and strong enough to safely carry huge quantities of stock or oversize machinery or equipment.
Vehicles Used: Margaret River Heavy Transport
We use a range of lorry types to shift heavy transport in Margaret River. The loads we carry may include shipping containers, portable buildings, generator units, cranes, dump trucks and railway carriages. Due to the size of these items, we use specialised vehicles to transfer them by road. Some lorries can be steered from the back to ensure safety at top speeds.
Rigids: Rigid lorries have between two and five axles fitted to the frame. They are used to transport large items across well-maintained roads.
Flat-bed lorries: These are rigid trucks with flat trailers. They’re often used to transport large, bulky items such as steel girders or concrete pipes.
Articulated lorries: These trucks can handle uneven roads and are more flexible than traditional lorries due to pivot joints which allow them to turn more sharply.
Side-loaders: This type of truck can be loaded from the side, making it easier when there’s limited space. It means the vehicle doesn’t have to turn around and is less likely to block the road.
Prime movers: These heavy-duty towing engines are designed to haul trailered loads.
Low-loaders: With two drops in their deck height, these semi-trailers can be used to accommodate taller loads such as heavy equipment including bulldozers.
Vehicles will usually be accredited under Australia’s NHVAS (National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme).
Equipment Used for Margaret River Heavy Haulage
As well as the vehicles themselves, we use a variety of equipment during the Margaret River heavy haulage operation.
Forklifts: These small industrial trucks are used to move small pieces of cargo over short distances. They’re also used for loading and unloading goods to and from larger vehicles.
Cranes: Used to lift loads that cannot be rolled on and off the transportation vehicle.
Platform/flat-bed trailers: Attached to the back of prime movers or articulated trucks to transport loads or equipment. They can usually be loaded/unloaded from the sides. Once on the trailer, cargo is contained within blocks or lashed to limit movement during transit.
Jinkers and Dollies: These are trailer extensions that are added to the main vehicle in order to distribute the load and maximise weight capacity. Jinkers are often used for transporting logs.