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cliftyhanger

posted on 12/2/24 at 11:51 AM Reply With Quote
sending a gearbox

Any pointers for a gearbox courier.
I can get hold of a pallet if needed.
I have seen prices of 130plus but on fleabay gearbox delivery is often quoted at 80 or less. Is this because they have a trade account?

Ideas welcome.






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Mr Whippy

posted on 12/2/24 at 12:31 PM Reply With Quote
I sold one and an engine, just one of those couriers who pick up pallets. Asked me to drain the oil first and I made simple custom pallets. i tied them down with really big plastic tie wraps and lots of cling film. Took a picture before collection and the guy just loaded them onto his van.

looking at my old posts might have been - parcels2go



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nick205

posted on 12/2/24 at 02:08 PM Reply With Quote
I haven't sent a gearbox (or engine) on a pallet before, but I've transported a few in the backs of cars.

DRAIN ALL OF THE OIL OUT

If I was shipping on a pallet (like Mr Whippy says) I'd tie it as firmly to the pallet as possible in it's upright position.

I have shipped plenty of palletised stuff with work...avoid overhangs to avoid damage.

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Simon

posted on 12/2/24 at 02:15 PM Reply With Quote
Have you tried shiply or palletline






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cliftyhanger

posted on 12/2/24 at 05:15 PM Reply With Quote
The reason I asked is that I have a rebuild T9 to sell, and people often want stuff posted.
Palletline, P2G all over 120+vat (for theoretical delivery to Birmingham)

I guess I can say they can organise their own courier, which may be wise anyway.






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coyoteboy

posted on 16/2/24 at 03:57 PM Reply With Quote
Shiply cost me buttons to receive a V8 engine, but they did deliver it flipped on its nose (damaged) as they didn't tie it down well, and it was full of oil still so they were not amused when it flooded the rear of their wagon.
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Mr Whippy

posted on 16/2/24 at 07:34 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by coyoteboy
Shiply cost me buttons to receive a V8 engine, but they did deliver it flipped on its nose (damaged) as they didn't tie it down well, and it was full of oil still so they were not amused when it flooded the rear of their wagon.


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