Why don't you add the cost of shipping to the cost of the lathe, and
then ask Marty Escarcega if has anything for sale out there in Mesa?
I think he had a Rockwell going the other day.
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> Does anybody have a good way to ship a 400lb lathe that won't cost over
> $500. I have been pricing all afternoon and if you are an individual
> shipping cost's are outrageous. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
> Bill Falcone
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Remember, you'd have to have a seller willing to crate it and deliver it to
their terminal. Ask that question before you buy....their locations are
listed on their website.
Lastly, at least here at the Phoenix terminal, I had to drop off the
freight, have it weighed get a total and run to get a money order to pay
for it. They do not take credit cards, cash or personal checks. Still worth
the trouble for their good rates.
I've shipped a half dozen machines through them and they all arrived
safely, one got "lost"/delayed, and boy they were looking at dock video
tapes looking for the crate when it left PHX and got to the destination.
About 3 days late, but they found it.
MARK the crate up in several places with your return address and phone
number as well as the addressee's. Also put a tag on the machine itself
with the same info JUST IN CASE...
I have to admit I got the tip here from one of you fine folks!
Unless you luck into someone who has a straight through transcontinental
run and return, and that'll usually be a scheduled freightline instead of an
independent, you probably would do better to just go with a national freightline
in the first place.
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> Most of our long haul independents wouldn't want to dead head all the
> way across the country. They might be out on the road for months,
> picking up and dropping off loads where they could find them, before
> getting back to homebase. Note too that they'd usually be hauling
> someone else's trailer on each of those hauls. So they'd have to load
> and unload the lathe many times before they got it back to you, *if*
> there was room for it in each of the trailers that they'd have pulled
> in the meantime.
> Unless you luck into someone who has a straight through transcontinental
> run and return, and that'll usually be a scheduled freightline instead of an
> independent, you probably would do better to just go with a national freightline
> in the first place.
Must remember that the US is a bit bigger than the UK ! :-))
We can do end-to-end in a good days driving, and most hauliers are able to do a
Scotland and back in a couple of days, keeping to tacho reg's or less if not.
The very north west of Scotland is a bit more difficult as there are only single
carriageway roads, but the east cost is mainly dualled all the way to John O'
For those wanting to visit any time, remember that north of a line drawn between
Glasgow and Edinburgh there is very little in the way of motorway class roads,
excepting as already as mentioned above.
Peter (in the office)
Peter & Rita Forbes
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