HELP: Need help on shipping lathe from CT to AZ

HELP: Need help on shipping lathe from CT to AZ

Post by William Falcon » Wed, 17 Jan 2001 05:47:34



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
 
 
 

HELP: Need help on shipping lathe from CT to AZ

Post by Wayne Lundber » Wed, 17 Jan 2001 08:11:23



Quote:
> Does anybody have a good way to ship a 400lb lathe that won't cost over

.
Look up freight forwarders in your local phone book.

 
 
 

HELP: Need help on shipping lathe from CT to AZ

Post by Brian Laws » Wed, 17 Jan 2001 12:39:02


Hey Bill,

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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Quote:

>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

 
 
 

HELP: Need help on shipping lathe from CT to AZ

Post by Spehro Pefhan » Wed, 17 Jan 2001 13:28:25



Quote:
> 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

I got a quote from freightquote.com, however I wasn't that impressed with
it and you have to register to get the online quote, and somebody will be
on the phone to you that same day to bother you, so maybe you want to make
a mistake on the phone number or something.

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HELP: Need help on shipping lathe from CT to AZ

Post by Peter Forbe » Wed, 17 Jan 2001 17:15:09


Quote:

> 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

Try a local self-employed haulier with his own truck. They are much more
amenable to cheap return loads. We do that here in the UK, and you can
get a really good deal from a guy who has to pay the return trip fuel
whatever he is carrying.

Peter

Peter & Rita Forbes

Lister Cold-Starting Diesel Engines
Engine info etc at:-
http://www.oldengine.org/members/diesel

 
 
 

HELP: Need help on shipping lathe from CT to AZ

Post by William Falcon » Wed, 17 Jan 2001 21:48:49


Quote:
> Thanks to all who responded. I have found an outfit that will ship my SB 9" workshop lathe to Las Vegas from Hartford CT for about $125. They are called Forward Air. It is a trucking company that moves freight between major airports only. There is a little driving involved to make this happen, but at a savings of $400 or more. Also thanks to the person who mentioned billing the reciever, but charging a friend over $500 in shipping on a lathe that he is paying $300 for is a something I would not do. And I seriously doubt any one can find a nearly mint SB 9" for $300 in the South Western US.

Thanks To All
Bill Falcone
 
 
 

HELP: Need help on shipping lathe from CT to AZ

Post by Marty Escarce » Wed, 17 Jan 2001 23:32:30




Quote:
>> Thanks to all who responded. I have found an outfit that will ship my
>> SB 9" workshop lathe to Las Vegas from Hartford CT for about $125.
>> They are called Forward Air. It is a trucking company that moves
>> freight between major airports only. There is a little driving
>> involved to make this happen, but at a savings of $400 or more. Also
>> thanks to the person who mentioned billing the reciever, but charging
>> a friend over $500 in shipping on a lathe that he is paying $300 for
>> is a something I would not do. And I seriously doubt any one can find
>> a nearly mint SB 9" for $300 in the South Western US.
>Thanks To All
>Bill Falcone

A little note about Forward Air http://www.forwardair.com
They do have excellent rates. Budget about $35 per hundred pounds most
anywhere in the country. However be forewarned that they DO NOT have
terminals everywhere. You must crate the machine, drop off and pick up at
their terminals. Still might even be worth a 200 mile drive to do so
depending on how much you got the machine for.

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!

Marty

 
 
 

HELP: Need help on shipping lathe from CT to AZ

Post by Gary Coffma » Thu, 18 Jan 2001 01:25:33


Quote:

>Try a local self-employed haulier with his own truck. They are much more
>amenable to cheap return loads. We do that here in the UK, and you can
>get a really good deal from a guy who has to pay the return trip fuel
>whatever he is carrying.

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.

Gary

534 Shannon Way     | We break it  |
Lawrenceville, GA   | Guaranteed   |

 
 
 

HELP: Need help on shipping lathe from CT to AZ

Post by Sales Offic » Thu, 18 Jan 2001 00:33:06


Quote:


> >Try a local self-employed haulier with his own truck. They are much more
> >amenable to cheap return loads. We do that here in the UK, and you can
> >get a really good deal from a guy who has to pay the return trip fuel
> >whatever he is carrying.

> 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.

> Gary

Hi Gary:

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'
Groats.

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
Prepair Ltd
Luton, UK

 
 
 

HELP: Need help on shipping lathe from CT to AZ

Post by Gary Coffma » Fri, 19 Jan 2001 00:00:15


Quote:

>Must remember that the US is a bit bigger than the UK ! :-))

Exactly.  :-)

Gary

534 Shannon Way     | We break it  |
Lawrenceville, GA   | Guaranteed   |

 
 
 

HELP: Need help on shipping lathe from CT to AZ

Post by Tto.. » Fri, 19 Jan 2001 01:07:02


Try Forward Air Inc., it is a ground transportation company that ships
airport to airport. They  don't deliver or pickup but have the lowest rates
I have found for cross country.
TT

Includes locations of terminals
http://www.forwardair.com

Quote:

> 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