How to ship a motor?

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by dinkbuster1, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    i have a couple folks who are intirested in my 9.9 that is for sale in the classified section, they are willing to pay the freight/shipping charges but i have no clue as to how to ship something this awkward and heavy. any ideas?
     
  2. savage308

    savage308 New Member

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    Put it on a pallet and take it to a Motor Freight company such as Yellow Freight Lines, Central Freight Lines, Fed-Ex Freight, etc. Send it collect and they pay the frieght when it gets there. Drain all the gas out of the carbs. and tie it on the pallet real good and it will make it there in one piece.

    Good luck.
     

  3. RiverKing

    RiverKing New Member

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    call Dayton Frieght, they maybe able to help you
     
  4. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    You can ship it on a pallet strapped down good. Best with a bander type tie down. I would take the destination zip and check on the freight rates first though. You will be surprised at how costly the freight will be. It will be shipped at LTL freight rates and thats what makes the price go up.
     
  5. BigCatDreaming

    BigCatDreaming New Member

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    Yeah call dayton freight, so if i buy it it will go staright to my work in rockford!
     
  6. clintonhawg1

    clintonhawg1 New Member

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    Place it on a pallet and build it up like a crate and then call you truck terminalfor pricing and let the people know.
     
  7. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    I'd say it depends on the distance. If it's within 250 to 300 miles, It may be best to drive it to the destination, or, have the purchasing party meet you half way. Time you mess with the freight company's, a good part of your life is gonna pass. It will cost a whole lot more if it is considered "hazardous" freight, as a gasoline engine may well be.
     
  8. Bobpaul

    Bobpaul New Member

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    Anybody here ever pack frieght on a truck? It's a wonder anything arrives in one piece.:confused2:
     
  9. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    AS ALL shucks said you would be prob off to take it or have them meet you:smile2: