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    Best way to ship an engine?

    I'm putting an 800 SPX/XP engine on Ebay, and I've never sold anything this heavy (98lbs + packing). What's the best carrier to use for something that weighs this much?
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    I bet you will have to use a freight truck line. You could put it on a pallet with it boxed up for protection and tie it down to the pallet and call a truck line. Good luck!!

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    Some forum members have used this method. You can get a box at Lowe's for about 50.00. Pack it well, lock it. You can bolt it to a crate and take it down as is to a shipping terminal or a truck freight line scoop it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RX951 View Post
    Some forum members have used this method. You can get a box at Lowe's for about 50.00. Pack it well, lock it. You can bolt it to a crate and take it down as is to a shipping terminal or a truck freight line scoop it up.
    Just curious, do you pass the cost of the box & the additional weight of this + a pallet on to the buyer or just absorb it? I was looking for some recommendations for carriers, too. There aren't a lot of truck lines here. I received a 701 engine from a guy some time ago that was in a cardboard box. I think he used UPS, and I was surprised when it made it in one piece.

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    uhm.....the past two motors I shipped, I only charged for the actual shipping cost, not the box, uhm......I kind of looked at it like, if I was at the UPS Store shipping an item that needed a box, I have to pay for the box I am shipping the item in.
    The pallet, basically free I guess because I can find them anywhere for free.

    thats me....hope this helps.

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    I looked at the FedEx & UPS sites and it looks like either one will ship it if it's less than 150lbs. The engine weighs 98lbs, and I think I can package it with under 52lbs of material, so that may be the way to go. It'll be close. I was afraid I'd have to use a freight carrier, which makes it a bit more inconvenient for the buyer.
    Thanks for the feedback!

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    also try John at unishippers and R.L. Carriers. RL will pick up at your doorstep. John can also arrange that as well.

    Also check out www.uship.com
    I shipped my RXP to North Dakota recently that route using uship. works like ebay

    These options will do doorstep to doorstep as well.

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    I have shipped short-blocks in rubbermaid containers w/ the lid taped on, and the motor wrapped in a quilt

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    I work for a freight lines company and let me tell you, make sure you package it well, unless you want a forklift fork to run right through it It's ugly what can happen when these dock workers get in a hurry and damage freight!

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