How to ship a machine?

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    Hey guys and gals,
    Just out of curiosity, how would you ship a stringing machine, say like a Bab Star or Gamma ELS? What kind of packaging would you go with?
     
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    I held on to my packaging for years and then thought I will never need that so I threw it out. About one year later I wished I had not. I just sold my machine and took everything apart then wrapped it with newspaper and cardboard. I think cardboard works best and it is lighter if you can use it. Then I put it in a box with crumpled up paper to fill the voids. I also used 2 day air which was expensive but I thought it may be handled less that way. Don't ask me why just an idea I had. lol

    Now don't you wish you saved all that bubble wrap you let the kids pop.
     
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    Thanks Irvin, that's what I was thinking. I'll have to see what kind of boxes I can find to ship something of that size and weight.
     
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    I picked up most of my cardboard at Costco. Grocery stores my be a good source also.
     
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    I might be shipping two machines with their stands, so I might have to find me a refrigerator box! ;)
     
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    Be careful the size of the box and the weight drives up the shipping costs. I would also look for cheap light cardboard for inside packaging as it is lighter and provides good support. I also tried to tape together heavy items so they would not bang around. I put newspaper around the clamps and standards and taped them together. I taped the crank arm to the stand leg after wrapping. Etc... I put small items like screws in bags.
     
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    When I purchased my Sensors from LA, I had a packaging company pack it and ship it.
    basically, they double boxed the housing and put it on a pallet.
    cost a lot but it came in 1 piece.
     
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    I've saved my boxes, for now.
     
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