View Full Version : Cheapest way to ship big and heavy??
12-27-2005, 04:25 PM
I got a engine I need to ship from pittsburgh area to houston. It weighs roughly 400-500lbs and will be in a crate at least 2' x 2' x 3'. the only quote i could find was fedex at something like $1500. Thats absurd, thats more than the engine itself is worth. I know there has to be cheaper ways to ship. People ship bigger and heavier things all the time. Whats the trick?
12-27-2005, 04:31 PM
My friend had a car towed on a flat bed to florida from ohio for 500 bucks. I'm sure someone that does that would throw a engine on there and strap it down for the same price.
12-27-2005, 04:38 PM
you could probably drive it yourself for 300
12-27-2005, 04:49 PM
hahnB - even that is very pricey. i see people shipping them on ebay to wherever in the US for 200-250. im just not sure how
mr wellwooddowd - i average 16.5 all highway. no way. plus factor in at LEAST 3 days of mad driving.
12-27-2005, 04:53 PM
Just some of the sites I found. Also I think there are people that will drive stuff somewhere cheaper then UPS. My brother had an engine shipped from Philly to Jacksonville, I haven't been able to reach him though.
12-27-2005, 07:16 PM
I bought an Engine and a tranny and paid like 160.00 for shipping from the salvage yard.
12-27-2005, 07:19 PM
You need to use a freight service. Look them up in the phone book.
12-27-2005, 07:36 PM
If it was me (and this is just me..I call Pizza Hut when I can't find an address), I would call a local place that ships engines often and see how they do it.
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