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Shipping Mowers (?)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CWG, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. CWG

    CWG LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    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?
  2. Eddie B

    Eddie B LawnSite Senior Member
    from gone
    Messages: 859

    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.
  3. spoolinaround

    spoolinaround LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 331

    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
  4. 2tall

    2tall LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    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!!!
  5. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,459

    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.
  6. CWG

    CWG LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    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.

  7. spoolinaround

    spoolinaround LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 331

    nobody taking you up on the ferris I assume?
  8. CWG

    CWG LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75


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