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I am looking to move a press from LA to Seattle and wanted to know if anyone has advice on who I can contact to get an estimate that will ship this press reliably.

Thank you!

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I can't suggest any west coast movers, but my advice is GET IT INSURED! Heard about a press that was destroyed in shipping by an incompetent "rigger."

That is great advice. Thank you :)

Hi Bunny,
There should be plenty of riggers near you. What press are you moving? Can you lag bolt it to solid 4x4? Can you bolt it to a heavy duty skid? If so, you could build a crate around it, making sure to brace it good. Remove as many parts as you can and box those separately. Shipping is usually around $1.00 per pound. Any freight company can give you a quote. Insurance....make sure it is packaged properly. Many claims are denied due to improper packaging (using thin cartons with a couple of sheets of newspaper to ship a fragile table top cast iron press is going to arrive broken). Insurance is more for if THEY drop something and smash your package, run into it with a skid, lose it, etc.

Thank you Camille, after doing a bit of research and following your pricing guideline I decided it would just be too expensive to ship this press so I am going to keep looking for something more local to me. This one was a 12x18 C&P. I am going to keep an eye out for either a 10x15 or 12x18 and see what comes up here in Seattle.  

Thanks again!

Adina

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