Shipping used machines

Discussion in 'Marketplace' started by Detroitdan, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    Anyone got any experience with shipping used machines? Just wondering because I am constantly seeing deals I would buy if they were close to me, but driving halfway around the country makes them unaffordable. Is there a formula or a website that calculates shipping costs, or estimates cost at least? Just thinking that maybe that great deal would still be within reason if the shipping was a known variable.
    Obviously, a $5000 machine for only $4000 is not a deal if it costs $1000 to get it here. But that 1 year old 60 inch ZTR with low hours for $2000 might be worth some shipping.
    Thanks for any input.

    Mods, sorry if this is not in the appropriate place, since I'm not actually selling anything, but it seemed like the most likely place to find an answer. Thanks.
  2. bobw

    bobw LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 807

    You can get an idea on shipping from You need to know the size and weight, after that, they give you bids from a few sources.
  3. flamed69

    flamed69 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56 is great!
  4. The mayor

    The mayor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 592

    never shipped a mower but did alot of motorcycles. I use forward air
  5. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    thanks for the response. I knew there must be something out there.
  6. bj351

    bj351 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 68 is great. shipped 4 or 5 mowers through them. people will bid against each other to ship your stuff. could be anything from a freight company to an individual just coming through your area and wanting to make some extra money.

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