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Clearing Your Land

My husband owned the five acre piece of land our home sits on before we married. When he purchased this lovely tract of property in the country, he knew he eventually wanted to build a small starter home on it. However, the property was covered with pine trees, overgrown grass, and weeds. Before he could ever start the building process, he had to hire someone to clear his land. To effectively complete this task, my husband hired experts who knew how to operate heavy construction equipment. In a few days, his property was cleared, and he was ready to build a home on it. On this blog, you will discover the types of heavy construction equipment needed to clear various kinds of property.

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By Land, Sea And Air: Options For Transporting Your Heavy Construction Equipment

There is so much to Canada's vast remaining wilderness that finding a way to transport your heavy construction equipment across the country requires a little creativity. Usually trucking services can help if your equipment does not have to travel very far. However, you might want to consider some of these other transportation options for moving your construction trucks from one coast to the next.

By Land

There are two shipping options by land. Your heavy equipment can move over the ground by trucking services, via wide load flatbed movers, or you can ship your equipment by freight train. Canada has one of the best railway lines for moving heavy items all the way across the country. The only out-of-the way areas are P.E. Island, and territories farther north. If you want to go entirely by land (and do not need to ship equipment to P.E. Island, of course), you can use a combination of the trucking services and the railways too.

By Sea

Numerous international freighters dock in the Hudson Bay and Great Lakes, as well as the coastlines of Canada. By the very nature of their intended purposes, these freighters could load your heavy equipment and carry it to almost any part of Canada where there is a dock and coastline where the crew can tie off or cast off. Just make sure that wherever you plan to send your equipment by sea, there is a way to unload the equipment too.

By Air

This is, undoubtedly, the most expensive route to ship heavy equipment, but if you need the equipment sent to a logging site or oilfield that is fairly remote, then by air it may have to go. Heavy steel cables wrap all the way around the equipment. The cables attach to helicopters and the equipment is airlifted to your site. A military cargo drop plane may be used as well, since it has a large enough cargo hold, but because the plane cannot control how or where the equipment lands, helicopters are used more frequently. The equipment may also utilize any one of the other transportation methods to get it as far as possible by land and/or sea, and then the air lifts can bring the equipment the rest of the way.

Discuss Your Options with All Shipping Services

Many of the shipping services available to you work together or have contracts to work together to provide customers with the best possible shipping routes and options. It may benefit you to talk to more than one shipping and trucking service to see how they navigate the territories and distances you need your equipment to travel. 

Contact local Chilliwack truckers to learn more.