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Shipping tranny...what are my options?

Hi all, I need to ship an 86 CJ-7 T-5 tranny. It weighs ~90-95 pounds, which is more than FedEx or UPS will ship. What other options are there? Freight? Is that really expensive? Any good company recommendations? Thanks!

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Re: Shipping tranny...what are my options?

1. Go to your local mom and pop hardware store.
2. They usually have:
a. Palletes.
b. A froklift.
c. Strapping.
d. An attitude of service.
c. Shipping.
3. Ask 'em to strap the transmission to a pallet.
4. Have their local cartage company ship it by truck.

It works for me!
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Re: Shipping tranny...what are my options?

What LEVE said.
Drain the fluid.
Fed-Ex will ship heavy pkgs but it is not cheapest. http://www.fedex.com/us/
Also check out Greyhound bus. http://www.greyhound.com/
Otherwise call local freight companies listed in your yellow pages. Usually they will offer discounts for "first time" shippers and for dropoff/pickup at the freight docks. These people will want it palletized.

If packed correct, 90lbs can be shipped in well built corrugated box... be sure to add handles.
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Re: Shipping tranny...what are my options?

Hey Mike,
Are you sure UPS won't ship it?[img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] I just checked here & it looks like the only issue might be their "girth" restrictions. My brother works for UPS and was quite sure it should fall in their range, depending on the packaging.

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Hmmm...if that's true then they should be able to ship it! I read that they only ship up to 70 lbs on a google groups discussion ...guess I should have checked their website instead [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] I'll try and figure out a package for it and bring it down to the local UPS joint and see what they say.

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Re: Shipping tranny...what are my options?

Make sure that the fluid is totally drained. UPS does not like fluids leaking out of the package when it gets dropped or tipped upside down. (not that they do that kind of thing) [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: Shipping tranny...what are my options?

I used to ship some high tensile roller that weighed about 75-80# thru UPS. We had some nice poly boxes that fit a few, but most didn't. We ended up wraping them with multiple layers of corrugated and slide heavy paper tubes over the shafts. Then a roll or 2 of fiberglass strapping tape to hold it all together.

If the oil was all drained and you packed the top wih paper tools (to get those last few drops [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]), it might fly for this also?
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Re: Shipping tranny...what are my options?

UPS has a 150 lb limit, and ive shipped a few tf727 thru them, they are right at teh girth limit.

so IM opretty sure a T5 would be easy ( a TF727 weighs about 130 lbs)

they are also pretty cheap, BUT take pictures of it, and insure it, I had a hard time collecting on a tf727 that they removed the tailshaft assembly from, finally got the $$ but it took alot of phone calls!

they will only insure if its inside a package, make a small wooden pallet, and wrap it in cardboard

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Re: Shipping tranny...what are my options?

I have shipped a few D300's (106 pounds each), all by UPS, no problem. The USPS has the limit of 70 pounds. Save $5 as well, and after you make the crate out of wood (cardboard will NOT stand up), set the box into the cardboard one, UPS tacks on a $5 fee if it's not in cardboard.
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