Hi Bunny,There should be plenty of riggers near you. What press are you moving? Can you lag bolt it to solid 4×4? 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 12×18 C&P. I am going to keep an eye out for either a 10×15 or 12×18 and see what comes up here in Seattle.