Moving a mower from KY to CA

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by nherweck, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. nherweck

    nherweck LawnSite Senior Member
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    How would I get a Craftsman 33" mower from KY to CA? I may be moving in the fall time, so I need to see how I can ship my 33" Craftsman mower from KY to CA.

    I'm probably going to sell my truck when I move, so all I have is a 2005 Scion xB that i don't exactly want to put a lawn mower into.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    Break the handle bars down, drain all of the fluids and crate it up. It could cost several hundreds dollars at least to ship it. They aren't expensive mowers to begin with. Why don't you sell the one you have and buy a new one in Cali?
     
  3. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
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    another thing to add, it might be illegal to use that mower in california with the strict emission standards they have. you might want to check into that before you try to ship it.
     
  4. gandk06

    gandk06 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have often wondered if equipment can be brought in from other states that don't meet the california emisions. OR, is that you can not sell equipment (from a retailer) that does not meet California specs?

    I don't see how they could enforce their emisions policy in a state like California. Do the police stop everyone that is cutting grass and ask to see their papers?
     
  5. gandk06

    gandk06 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Forgot to respond to the original question asked. I would just sell the mower and buy a new one in California. I think you would end up coming out ahead by the time you have to pay to have your mower shipped.
     
  6. nherweck

    nherweck LawnSite Senior Member
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    Actually, I am going to go with what all of you have said: SELL IT. My mom wanted a new mower, and I only paid $240 for it and it looks BRAND NEW, so she's buying it from me for $300 to cover the cost/time for me to pick up in Indianapolis.

    It'll save me plenty of money trying to get it shipped.

    Thanks!
     
  7. gandk06

    gandk06 LawnSite Senior Member
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    good idea!
     
  8. jasonnau

    jasonnau LawnSite Senior Member
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    Nick, I still have some work for you here in Burlington. Sell that dang thing on craig's list and get something better in California. It's not worth the hassle.
    This is a message from your old boss Jason.
     
  9. jasonnau

    jasonnau LawnSite Senior Member
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    OH yeah, What else do you have to sell?
     
  10. nherweck

    nherweck LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hah, hey there Jason! I didn't realize you were on LS ever. Nice to talk to you again--what type of trailer were you titling at the DMV?

    Umm...right now I have absolutely nothing to sell. Most of my stuff will be left behind with mom, and anything that fits in the xB will go with me to Cali. I will be taking the new SRM230 with me as well as the BG85 Blower.

    Oh yeah, I'm sending you a PM in a few seconds.
     

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