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Old 03-31-2005, 07:38 PM
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Shipping Mowers (?)

I'm going to ebay a mower, how on earth do you ship them? Its a walk behind.
Just slap it on a pallet, get some rachet tie downs and wrap it in something?
I think offering shipping would increase its value, no?
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Old 03-31-2005, 07:47 PM
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Usually people can crate them and ship them. Usually retail businesses or warehouses offer shipping on these large items. Shipping costs can be quite expensive, especially to a residence. I personally wouldn't bother.
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Old 03-31-2005, 08:47 PM
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strap it to a pallet with 2 tie downs and take it to www.forwardair.com shipped a new 36 hydro to cali for $280
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Old 03-31-2005, 08:54 PM
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Get some pallets and make your own crate. Be sure to tie down the mower some how either with straps or maybe metal banding if you can get a hold of some. Call around for rates. Their rates vary. I was looking into shipping a WB Fedex Freight wanted over $600 R&L carriers only wanted $200. Call Around!!!
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Old 04-01-2005, 08:06 AM
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Drain the fuel & oil
Remove the handles, pad them and shrink wrap them onto the mower
Band the mower to a pallet
(lower the tire pressure, attach the mower to the pallet & inflate the tires)
Attach a copy of the shipping info to the pallet
Shrink wrap the the pallet and mower together
Attach a copy of shipping info to the outside of the shrink wrap

Almost any common carrier will take this type of packaging and you will save money if you deliver the mower to the shipper's terminal.
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Old 04-01-2005, 08:08 AM
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Thanks, I can certainly take the handles off and wrap it as suggested.
good stuff.
I'm just south of Cleveland Ohio, there are literally hundreds of docking shippers in this area.

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Old 04-01-2005, 01:51 PM
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Thanks, I can certainly take the handles off and wrap it as suggested.
good stuff.
I'm just south of Cleveland Ohio, there are literally hundreds of docking shippers in this area.

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nobody taking you up on the ferris I assume?
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Old 04-01-2005, 02:28 PM
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nobody taking you up on the ferris I assume?


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