I just bought the afore-mentioned HP Rack for my
Awesome! You'll be happy with it. Let me know if you need rails,
have a few spares. I do have spare keys and other assorted odds & ends of
hardware for them. Quite a few of this exact rack have been through my
workshop, a few of them stuck around :)
All well and good, but it is for pickup only
Yikes... did the auction say pickup only?
California, and I live in Michigan. Who knows a shipper who will pick
it up, and drop it off, with only phone contact?
I've used many, don't have
contact info infront of me though. I suggest you
use the one that guy sotomayor listed. He's shipped metric buttloads with
them on a frequent basis and if he says they are good to use, that's all I
need to know. Even if Richard's recent post on his experience isn't
atypical, it's a RACK. Not like it's a glass terminal. Go to MoveIt.com
Transportation services, 1-800-831-0030). I think they are one of the ones
I've used before. Make sure you let the shipper know that they will need to
metal band the item to a pallet... or see if the seller will at least do
that for you. As I said in my previous post on this, see if they have a
terminal in your area (if you have a vehicle to tilt it on to - van or
pickup works great). If they do, see if they will leave it at the terminal
for you to pick up instead of subcontracting out the last leg to your house.
It will save you a bundle.
Your first contact with a major shipper can be slightly intimidating, they
will seem to want all kinds of info that you don't know what they are asking
and they expect you to know the terminology right off the top of your head.
Just tell them your an individual and it's your first time shipping.
Extra difficulty: It's
not very heavy, for something that size, but it's HUGE. Looks to be
almost six feet tall, probably five or a bit more, with casters. Clues,
Did you see my previous post to the list on this? I gave you rough
dimensions ;) Since I have an identical rack with the same add-on front
door... I just measured for you. It's 64 inches tall (including wheels) by
21 inches wide by 32 inches deep (including front door that sticks out an
inch or so). This doesn't count the two antitip legs that jut out at the
bottom front, which stick out 5 inches. Those measurements are exact. I do
not know the exact weight of that rack empty, I'd guess about 105-125 (HP
racks are a bit heavier than DEC or DG racks, HP racks are pretty solid