Loading a 336D Caterpillar Excavator on a Lowboy Hauling by a W900 Kenworth with a C15 Cat 18speed

Loading a Caterpillar 336D excavator onto a lowboy trailer, hauled by a Kenworth W900 with a C15 Cat engine and an 18-speed transmission, is a common task in heavy equipment transportation and construction industries. The Caterpillar 336D is a mid-size hydraulic excavator often used in construction and earthmoving projects.

Proper loading is crucial to ensure balance, stability, and safety during transportation. Lowboy trailers are specifically designed for transporting heavy and oversized loads, such as construction equipment. They have a low deck height to accommodate tall equipment and are often used for transporting excavators, bulldozers, and other heavy machinery.

The Kenworth W900 truck also takes part in this. It is a popular heavy-duty truck model often chosen for hauling heavy loads. The C15 Cat engine is a Caterpillar engine known for its power and reliability. The 18-speed transmission allows for better control and power distribution, especially in challenging terrains.

Loading a Caterpillar 336D onto a lowboy typically involves using a hydraulic ramp or a combination of ramps and a tilt deck on the lowboy. Care must be taken to ensure that the weight is distributed evenly on the trailer to maintain stability during transportation. Safety is a top priority during the loading process. Securing the excavator with appropriate straps, chains, or tie-downs is essential to prevent shifting during transit.

Watch this exciting video below and learn how to carefully load large, heavy equipment. Perhaps this will be useful to you!