Barbed Wire Shipping
Barbed Wire Transportation
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Barbed Wire Shipping
If you’re working on a fencing project or something similar, you might find yourself needing to ship barbed wire. And while this may sound like quite the ordeal, shipping barbed wire is not overly difficult when done correctly. Here’s what you need to know about barbed wire shipping.
How Do You Prepare for Barbed Wire Transport?
If you’ve ever handled barbed wire at all, you know just how challenging barbed wire shipping can be! Before the wire can be loaded onto a truck and shipped, it must be arranged into spools. It’s critical that these spools do not come undone. Barbed wire is very prone to tangling, and that can quickly escalate into a nightmare scenario!
If you are loading and securing barbed wire yourself, you’ll need to ensure that the spools cannot move at all once loaded. This usually means packing spools closely and using heavy-duty straps to hold them together and tie them to the truck.
Of course, if you opt to handle barbed wire yourself, make sure that you take safety precautions! If you aren’t adequately protected, barbed wire and razor wire can cause severe injuries.
What Are Some of the Barbed Wire Transportation Risks?
Barbed wire transport is full of potential hazards. Obviously, the sharp points on barbed wire (and especially razor wire) have the potential to cause serious injury.
As a result, it’s wise to use an abundance of caution when handling barbed wire. Be sure to take safety precautions and wear heavy-duty gloves, puncture-resistant shoes and clothing, goggles, etc.
There’s also a chance that the wire itself can be damaged. If spools are not wound tightly enough, the wire can become tangled and damaged. It also may damage the transport vehicle. Most experts recommend putting a thick tarp down on the trailer before loading the wire, as the tarp can reduce the risk of deep cuts or scratches.
Once your wire is secured on the truck, there’s still some risk of a spool rolling off in transit. Thanks to the heavy weight and sharp edges on spools of barbed wire, this scenario is likely to result in serious accidents.
That’s why we recommend enclosed transport for barbed wire. When the wire is locked in a trailer, it’s virtually impossible for it to fall on the road. And as a bonus, enclosed transport protects wire from the elements and prevents rust and corrosion. This is especially important if you sell barbed wire and ship it to customers.
Should You Work With a Professional?
As you can see, barbed wire transportation poses some serious risks if you aren’t careful. While it is possible to prepare and load barbed wire yourself, doing so comes with a few hazards.
Professional transport companies have experience with shipping barbed wire, so they will be able to secure, load, and transport wire expediently. Professionals know what safety gear is necessary, just how tight the wire spools need to be, and even what type of straps to use to hold the wire in the truck.
In just about every case, working with a professional shipping company is the better (and safer) option. And while you might worry that professional shipping is too expensive, it’s a lot more affordable than most people think!
What Types of Barbed Wire Can We Transport?
At Heavy Equipment Shipper, we are proud to be able to transport many different types of barbed wire. Here are some of the types that we transport:
- Galvanized barbed wire
- High tensile steel barbed wire
- Welded razor wire
- PVC coated barbed wire
If you need to transport a type of barbed wire that isn’t on the list, don’t hesitate to reach out to us! Chances are good that we’ll be able to transport whatever type of barbed wire you’re dealing with.
Why Work With Us?
Shipping barbed wires is often a challenge. But at Heavy Equipment Shipper, we’re proud of our ability to transport just about anything anywhere. We’re also proud of our ability to save you money. Our transport services are some of the best in the country, but we still manage to make them affordable. And as a bonus, we don’t require an up-front deposit!
We also carry full insurance coverage. That means that in the unlikely event your barbed wire is damaged or stolen in transit, you’ll be completely covered.
We also know that trailer shortages and other issues can get in the way of shipping. But thanks to our extensive network of drivers, we can find a truck and ship your wire as soon as possible.
Whether you need to ship a small load of barbed wire a few counties over or a whole container full overseas, we’re happy to help! Give us a call today at 866-411-1173 to request a free quote.
How to transport barbed wire?
Shipping barbed wires can be a challenge. Before transport, you will need to make sure the spools of wire are tightly coiled and secured. It’s also essential to have the wire secured to the truck, as falling spools have the potential to cause serious accidents.
Thanks to the hazards of handling and loading barbed wire, it’s a good idea to hire a professional shipping company if you find yourself needing to ship a large amount of barbed wire.
How much does it cost to ship barbed wire to another state?
It’s impossible to give an exact figure without knowing how much wire you need to transport, the size of the wire spools, and the distance you need to transport it. Enclosed shipping is also considerably more expensive than open shipping.
The cost of shipping barbed wire will usually range from a couple hundred dollars for a short trip to $1000 or more for long trips. If you want to know how much it would cost to ship your barbed wire to another state, give us a call today for a free estimate!