Heavy Equipment Shipping Services in Des Moines, IA

Excavator Transport, Forklift Transport Backhoe Shipping, and More in Des Moines, IA

Transport Heavy Equipment in Des Moines with the Pros

Heavy Equipment Transport has been shipping heavy equipment to and from Des Moines for more than a decade. We’ve gained a lot of experience, which allows us to handle heavy equipment of all sizes and weights. The legal weight and size limit in Des Moines is 80,000lbs GVW, 60ft total length, 8’6ft in width, and 13’6ft in height. We apply for shipping permits when transporting oversized and overweight heavy equipment in Des Moines to get permission to use public roads. With shipping permits, we’re allowed to transport heavy equipment of a maximum of 132,000lbs, 120ft in total length, 18ft in width, and 16ft in height.

To book our heavy equipment shipping services in Des Moines, you can call, email, or fill out the form on our website. You will free a free shipping estimate. Therefore, ensure the information you provide us is correct. The expert processing your shipment will gather transport documents, identify the most suitable trailer for transport, and dispatch it on time. You can contact the specialist processing your shipment for updates at any time. We recommend a trailer with enough capacity to accommodate the weight and size of your heavy equipment.

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Get to Know About Heavy Equipment Transport in Des Moines, IA

Des Moines lies in Polk County, Maryland. A small part of the city, however, extends into Warren County. Des Moines was incorporated in 1851 when it was referred to as Fort Des Moines before being shortened in 1857. Des Moines is a fun city often overlooked by tourists despite the many attractions. It's here that one of the best farmers' markets in the country is situated. The Downtown Farmers Market is a colorful place to nourish oneself with fresh produce and colorful, deliciously baked goods. The State Historical Museum, which has been alive and well since 1857 with over 13,000 years worth of the state’s history, is seated at the foot of the Capitol Building. Other popular sites here, such as the Des Moines Art Center, the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, the Blank Park Zoo, and the Principal Park, are worth a visit.

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Fully Insured Heavy Equipment Transport Services in Des Moines


Des Moines is the most populated city in Iowa, with more than 200,000 residents. Despite the city having many people, we know how to maneuver through traffic to deliver or pick up your heavy equipment. Below are some of the routes we use:

We will fully insure your heavy equipment and add your name to the insurance cover. That’s because anything can happen to your heavy equipment during transport. However, you can claim total compensation directly from the insurance company with your name on the insurance cover. Heavy Equipment Transport offers affordable heavy equipment transport services in Des Moines. In addition, we offer expedited services at an extra cost. To transport heavy equipment to or from Des Moines, Iowa, contact us today at (888) 730-2951.

Transport Heavy Equipment in Des Moines Fast

  • Interstate 235 - which cuts through the city
  • Interstate - which runs from north to south, passing through Des Moines metropolitan area
  • Interstate 80 - which is a transcontinental highway passing through Des Moines metropolitan area
  • Des Moines Bypass - which passes through the south and east part of the city
  • US 6 - which runs from east to west
  • US 69 - which runs from north to south


  • Common Equipment Shipped by Heavy Equipment Transport

  • Excavator Shipping
  • Dozer Transport
  • Crane Shipping
  • Wheel Loader Transport
  • Container Moving

  • Backhoe Transportation
  • Boat Transport
  • RV / Motorhome Shipping
  • Semi Truck Transport
  • Heavy Duty Truck Shipping
  • Forklift Transport
  • Boom Lift Shipping
  • Dump Truck Transport
  • Motor Grader Transportation


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    Trailer Type

    Heavy Equipment Transport uses all types of trailers. We provide the best trailer trucking solutions to fit your needs. Find out more below!

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    RGN Trailer

    RGN trailers are removable gooseneck trailers. These are a type of flat deck trailer, where the gooseneck at the front can be removed, creating a ramp. Find out more about our RGN trailer trucking solutions now!

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    STEP DECK Trailer

    Also known as drop decks or lowboys, step deck trailers have multiple levels. It steps down in spots, allowing freight to be lower to the ground. Find out more about our step deck trailer trucking solutions now!

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    FLATBED Trailer

    Flatbed trailers are one of the most common types on the road. They work for a wide variety of heavy equipment transport. Find out how we can provide flatbed trailer trucking solutions to fit your needs!