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Old 5th Oct 2019, 12:59 pm   #1
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Question Heavy system to shift

Can any member help with suggestions for a courier to carry a 68kg system between the Midlands and Teesside? The package is 770x970x450 and orientation during shipping is unimportant. With that size and weight most regular couriers are ruled out.

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will it not split in 2
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Phone some house moving companies at each end of the route and see if anyone will carry it as a part load. I had some furniture moved from Stoke to Oxford like that, and it wasn't expensive - cheaper than hiring a Transit anyway, and more convenient. You do have to be flexible about dates and times though.
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Unfortunately not. It is bit of a boat anchor of kit. I have taken the precaution of removing all valves to ensure no breakages though.

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Good idea Paul. Timing is very flexible, but handling needs to be careful.
I managed to rescue the original MoD crate so it is packaged well.

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Phone some house moving companies at each end of the route and see if anyone will carry it as a part load. I had some furniture moved from Stoke to Oxford like that, and it wasn't expensive - cheaper than hiring a Transit anyway, and more convenient. You do have to be flexible about dates and times though.
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Have you tried the pallet delivery companies? Here's an example, other companies are available:-

https://www.ukpalletcommercialdeliveries.com/

You can generally find a pallet in a builders skip and modify it down to a smaller size.
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One of the advantages of house movers is they are used to moving fragile items around so are unlikely to cause damage. This item will be easier for them than, say, an upright piano, and they move those all the time.
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I agree that asking a house moving company is the way forward.
I used such a firm to transport a large CRT TV, before the flat screen era.
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Thank you all for your prompt suggestions. I have decided to go ahead with the removal company route. The firm that did a similar route house move for us 8 years ago have given me a good offer as a part load.

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