Loading the Excavator onto the Truck Perfectly

Loading the excavator onto the truck correctly is important for safety and legal compliance and is a very delicate process. Because even small deviations in the excavator’s center of gravity can cause major accidents. For this reason, one of the first steps that should be taken into consideration is that the operation should be carried out extremely carefully and by experienced operators. Other steps to follow to correctly load the excavator onto a truck are as follows.


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Steps to be followed while loading the excavator onto the truck, one by one


Use the right equipment


Appropriate equipment is needed to load the excavator onto the truck. This is usually heavy lifting equipment such as a crane or loader. These equipment help you lift the excavator safely and place it on the truck.


Check the truck’s carrying capacity


It is important that you know the carrying capacity of the truck. The weight of the excavator must not exceed the carrying capacity of the truck. Exceeding the truck’s payload capacity can lead to safety risks and legal issues.


Choose an area suitable for installation


Make sure there is enough space in the area where you will place the excavator on the truck. This ensures safe lifting of the excavator and also maintains the stability of the truck.


Lift and secure the excavator


Lift the excavator using appropriate equipment and place it on the truck. After placing the excavator on the truck, secure it securely. Secure the excavator on the truck using securing straps or chains. This prevents the load from moving and unbalancing the truck.


Balance the load


When placing the excavator on the truck, make sure the weight is evenly distributed. The weight should be evenly distributed between the front and rear of the truck. This maintains the stability of the truck and makes it easier to control.


Do a security check


After placing the excavator on the truck, perform a safety check. Make sure the load is securely secured and does not exceed the truck’s carrying capacity.



Loading Excavator onto the truck
Loading Excavator onto the truck

Types of transport used to transport excavators


Excavator transportation varies depending on the excavator’s size, weight and distance to be transported.


Semitrailer or Trailer


Transporting the excavator by placing it on a flatbed or trailer. This option is available in different sizes and payloads depending on the size and weight of the excavator. The semitrailer or trailer is usually pulled by a tractor and transports the excavator safely.


Lowboy Carrier


If the excavator is of large size, lowboy carriers are preferred. Lowboy carriers are special transport vehicles with a low platform. This platform allows you to overcome height restrictions and transport large size excavators.


Transport by Crane


In some cases, it may be necessary to move the excavator with the help of a crane. This option can be used when the excavator needs to get through narrow or difficult areas or needs to be positioned on top of a tall building. Cranes can carry the excavator in the air and place it at the desired location.


Excavator transport types
Excavator transport types

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