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Old 07-14-2005, 11:23:23 AM
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I have a motor in Lexington, KY that needs to be shipped to Seattle, or WA would work. Can be crated and brought to your location in Lexington. Engine is about 500 lbs measures 41X45x63 uncrated. Similar situation or ideas greatly appreciated. George Marshall
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Old 07-14-2005, 12:00:17 PM
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George,I am in the same boat as you but I want one shipped from CA to NC and I am dealing with http://www.uship.com/ now.I have checked with DHL and they want 520.00 for a 300 lb engine
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Old 07-14-2005, 12:24:26 PM
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you might try that roadway company... www.Roadway.com
i had my fairbanks shipped from wisconsin to indy, i think the shipping weight was 250 pounds and it costed (if i remember right) 235 to ship it.. im almost certain it was 235... roadway seems to be a reasonable company to deal with!...
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Catch someone going to the big Nixon auction in Washington, they might need some gas money.
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Catch someone going to the big Nixon auction in Washington, they might need some gas money.
Thanks Scott I will check it out
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Scott Where and when is the Big Nixon Auction. I just did a search and it did not come up. Thanks, Again Georeg
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http://www.nixonauctioneers.com/list...rman_list.html
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Scott Where and when is the Big Nixon Auction. I just did a search and it did not come up. Thanks, Again Georeg
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The auction is next weekend. Located about 10 miles North of Vancouver, Wa. Alan and Marcilla Shurman's collection.

If you need more info on this, go to www.nixonauction.com it is listed in their auctions.

I hope this may help you a bit,

Jim
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I suggest that you try Yellow Freight. I crated up and shipped a pair of engines to a fellow "Staker" a few years ago. He had gotten shipping quotes from several companies, and I told him I could get quotes from some of the big trucking companies around my part of the country. I checked with several companies, and Yellow Freight was about half the cost of the cheapest quote that he had gotten! I have dealt with Yellow on several occasions, and have been very pleased with their service and help in making the shipping process a pleasurable experience. When you ask for a quote, they will want to know what it is that you are having shipped. NEVER use the word "engine" or "antique" when you are trying to get one of these shipped. The cost will instantly increase by a lot if you say it is an antique engine. Just be prepared to say that the item is a pump or a compressor or something like that, and you will get a much better deal. Be sure that the engine you are getting shipped has had the fuel tank drained, the oiler drained of oil, and any oil in the crankcase area cleaned off if it is an open crank engine. If the tank has had fuel in it recently, have the person you are getting it from drain the fuel, and then pour about a pint or so of vinegar in the fuel tank. "Why vinegar?" you ask?- well, the vinegar will help to take away the strong stench of gasoline from engines that have had fuel in them recently. Be sure to drain the vinegar when the engine arrives.
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I recently purchased a one third scale traction engine from Oregon And had it shipped to Florida through Fastenal for $500. I had the engine crated in a 7 foot by 4 foot by 3 foot crate which weighed over 1200 pounds. the seller was very accommodating and built the shipping crate for cost of materials, and dropped the package off at his local Fastenal , nine days later the package arrived in Florida At my local Fastenal. Where we were able to load the crate on to my trailer With no problem.
I had received quotes ranging from $1000 to $1500 From several shipping companies , then I remembered seeing an ad for Fastenal shipping From store to store. Unbelievable savings are to be had, You just have to shop around. I would recommend checking Fastenal first, If it can be palletized I think that they are the way to go.
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