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Anybody ever ship heavy parts (eg. tranny/tcase) through Greyhound?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by FWP, Sep 15, 2002.

  1. FWP

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    My brother was telling me they can ship heavy items on the cheap. Is this correct?
     
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    never heard of that! if you are looking for a way to ship stuff, American Freightways is about the cheapest I have dealt with. I have shipped tranny's with transfer cases. engines, axels, and some other larger parts with them. It would need to be on a pallet though.
     
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    Once, long, long ago, I worked as a design engineer in a die shop. We shipped some of the smaller stuff on Greyhound. Don't remember the specifics or weight limits... 150 or so I think. Give 'em a call is all I can say...
     
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    Thanks guys. I found the website, 150 lb limit. /forums/images/icons/smirk.gif
     
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    Batmanjr sent me a transfer case this way from Texas to CA for $65. Took about a week though.
     
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    Your best bet is to find a local trucking company. I had a tranny shipped here from the city, you just call em up, tell them where it is, they pick it up and drop it at thier closest warehouse to where you live. Prices are pretty cheap relatively...

    Mike
     

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