Thread: Best way to ship an engine?
06-06-2009, 09:19 AM #1
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?
06-06-2009, 09:57 AM #2
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!!
06-06-2009, 10:07 AM #3
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.
06-06-2009, 09:26 PM #4
06-06-2009, 09:31 PM #5
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.
06-06-2009, 09:47 PM #6
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!
06-06-2009, 10:30 PM #7
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.
06-06-2009, 10:35 PM #8
I have shipped short-blocks in rubbermaid containers w/ the lid taped on, and the motor wrapped in a quilt
06-08-2009, 04:39 AM #9
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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