View Full Version : Easier way to ship a motor??


02 Camaro
04-04-2012, 10:30 AM
I have an ls1 long block I have to ship and I have no idea what I Gould use to ship this with

Martin718
04-04-2012, 10:59 AM
Go to freightcenter.com they will give you a bunch of diff options of carriers and prices, it's always cheapest to personally take it to the companies dock on a skid, then have it delivered to a dock or if the person you are shipping to has a forklift it'll save money. If you have to have it picked up at a residence and delivered that requires a lift gate prepare to pay for it
Hope this helps
I have shipped two transmissions and 3 motors over the past two weeks so I know a little lol

MX6.0
04-04-2012, 09:15 PM
Try freightquote.com. I've shipped a couple engines and a shifter kart using them. The last engine I shipped I went straight to the Estes dock and got quoted some outrageous price, like $500 or something. So I called Freightquote and somehow they managed to get my motor shipped through the same Estes dock for less that 1/2 the price.

The shifter kart I shipped a couple years ago was damaged in shipping (Global Express I think it was) and Freightquote came through and refunded the damages.

I've only shipped a handful of large items like this but it seems like there is almost always something that ends up damaged in shipping. Maybe it's just my bad luck but make sure you pay the few extra bucks for the insurance.

mprete
04-04-2012, 09:50 PM
I use central transport for work but I dont know what kind of services they off outside of dealers and stuff. maybe check them out.

mprete
04-04-2012, 09:52 PM
or ups freight. ive never had good luck with fedex freight though... get damaged stuff all the time.

LS6427
04-04-2012, 10:40 PM
Train....cheap as hell. If its no bigger than 3' x 3'..........no weight limit. Fully insured and no way its gonna get damaged on a train.

I think I paid $75.00 to ship a foot locker, 80 pounds of camping shit in it, from Miami to New York.......Amtrak. Last year. Shipped a mini-bike too.

See if the train runs where you need it to go.

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The_One
04-14-2012, 08:39 PM
Go to engineshipping.com

I just purchased a LS3 longblock that was crated up.

It was an easy transaction and shipping only took like 3 days from the southern tip of FL to central OH.

Put the engine in a crate and call up the company. They will come and pick it up with a pallet jack and liftgate.