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Old 10-10-2019, 09:58 PM   #1
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Anyone have a pic of bolting a engine on a pallet,might have to ship a complete engine, ,guess just use common sense, use bolts or banding
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Old 10-10-2019, 10:38 PM   #2
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I shipped one to Belgium , made a metal Stand and bolted stand to engine and lag bolted stand to pallet
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I had mine shipped from Or to Az. The machine shop made a stand out of angle iron & bolted to the engine & pallet then made a plywood box for it.
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Old 10-11-2019, 05:48 AM   #4
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I used to be involved with long haul shipping, machinery and the like. I would prefer bolts as mentioned above. Although I see no harm in using both.

The problem with banding or strapping is one: if finish surface is important there is need to use padding ( angle board ), Two: during long distance there occurs the need to retighten. This due to vibrations caused by the road. ( In a Heavy truck, the road gets rough at times ) Banding becomes slack allowing for more movement and chafing, or failure.
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Here is how I have shipped engines. Used Fastenal for transport
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Make a covering box for it to prevent theft of parts and damage. You'll be gad you did.
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Old 10-11-2019, 11:23 AM   #7
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Make a covering box for it to prevent theft of parts and damage. You'll be gad you did.
Fastenal advised against boxing it to prevent stacking another pallet on it and leave the breather pipe to further deter loading anything on it. I have had Good luck on a few shipments with them.
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Old 10-11-2019, 01:02 PM   #8
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Straps and bolts good job.

I hope the cap was secured and or the tube sealed.
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Can you put it in a crate, like a crate engine?
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Old 10-11-2019, 01:28 PM   #10
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Can you put it in a crate, like a crate engine?
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That is another option but you have to spend $200 dollars for it and need to secure it on a pallet. Also mighty inviting for a shipped to put another pallet of unknown wt. on top.
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Old 10-11-2019, 01:57 PM   #11
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Another, related question. I just recently found Fastenal shipping and it sure beats standard truck shipping.

Are there any other low priced shippers for engine/transmission type items?

Fastenal gives a price break, if the load is stackable but, not enough to cover the $190 cost of the crate.
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Got a note from buyer !said to deliver to fastenall ,they would use fork lift to remove from truck and take it from there,pretty simple,,all I have to do now ie get it fastened to a pallet and shrink wrapped,never done that before,what’s involved??
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Fastenal advised against boxing it to prevent stacking another pallet on it and leave the breather pipe to further deter loading anything on it. I have had Good luck on a few shipments with them.
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Gone the same route,,,Fastenal is the least expensive and good service
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I shipped a 99T to Sweden on a pallet,,wood blocks ,2 inch screws ,cheap ratchet straps from the big box store , sealed all opening with plastic wrap . I spent about 40 bucks and an hour or so .I had the pallet. You want customs to be able to check it out easily so I didnt box it
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Got a note from buyer !said to deliver to fastenall ,they would use fork lift to remove from truck and take it from there,pretty simple,,all I have to do now ie get it fastened to a pallet and shrink wrapped,never done that before,what’s involved??
Not all Fastenal locations have forklifts. Check with the actual store before hand. Don't ask me how I know.
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I make large wooden blocks that are screwed to the palette - that hold the engine up under the pan rails - and the water pumps (if a 37 or later engine). I take the starter off. I like to carry the load on the pan rails and by using blocks of wood, kind of holds the engine in place as well. Then I'd use ratchet straps to hold it in place.
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Old 10-13-2019, 12:46 PM   #17
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:36 AM   #18
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Anyone have a pic of bolting a engine on a pallet,might have to ship a complete engine, ,guess just use common sense, use bolts or banding
How you “ package “ an engine for shipping depends on the
method of shipment and the choice of carrier.

That - should be up to the Buyer.

Have the Buyer advise the Seller of the requirements
and make the shipping arrangements.


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Old 10-17-2019, 08:03 AM   #19
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Fastenal rates are good. I used them and they did a good job. Just be aware that their 'insurance' pays scrap metal prices.

Also, interestingly, they told me I had to completely box the engine. I guess it depends on who you talk to at Fastenal.
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