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Posted by Ed on December 06, 2001 at 01:17:23:

In Reply to: How to ship a tranny from the West to the East? posted by Lee on December 05, 2001 at 09:05:21:

I have never had a problem sending bits around the world. The trick is to invest in superior packing materials. Use thick plywood (1/2") and 2x4 frame for heavy bits. Make the bottom of the crate forklift-friendly with a couple skid strips. For larger parts start with a pallet and build on it. Use long screws to hold the crate together.

Clearly mark the crate with top and also provide a balance point reference if the crate is long or weighted toward one end. Securely fasten the bits inside and you are away. Signode or similar strapping works well for heavy bits.




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