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  • Bunny Bear Press
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    @bunnybearpress
    4 years, 11 months ago

    I wasn’t sure which section to post this in but…

    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!


    Val Lucas
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    @vallucas
    4 years, 11 months ago

    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.”


    Bunny Bear Press
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    @bunnybearpress
    4 years, 11 months ago

    That is great advice. Thank you 🙂


    Camille Robin
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    @camillerobin
    4 years, 11 months ago

    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.


    Bunny Bear Press
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    @bunnybearpress
    4 years, 11 months ago

    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.  

    Thanks again!

    Adina

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