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    Afternoon
    Are there any machine couriers on here or can recomend one i bought a lathe 250kg, L 1000mm W 700mm H 800mm needs to get it from brum to leicestershire and dumped in my front yard i can hopefully manage it from there.
    i should have worried about it before buying but there you go.
    What should i be looking to pay?
    Last edited by deisel; 09-11-2013 at 07:13 PM.

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    throw it on a pallet and use a courier.


    Pallet Couriers UK Nationwide & European Pallet Distribution
    Last edited by i2i; 09-11-2013 at 10:13 PM.

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    National Pallets as per i2i's suggestion, or if whoever you bought it of is incapable of getting it on a pallet, stick it up on shiply and see what offers you get.
    Given the relatively short distance, you might find somebody on shiply that's just as cheap, and it only takes 5 minutes to stick up a request.

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    Hi Deisel

    If you still need to get your lathe shifted speak with these guys haulage services . They have real human beings on the other end of the phone and will try to put you in touch with a local haulier or 'owner driver'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by age View Post
    Hi Deisel

    If you still need to get your lathe shifted speak with these guys haulage services . They have real human beings on the other end of the phone and will try to put you in touch with a local haulier or 'owner driver'.
    Welcome to the forum age. Have you noticed that the date was 2013 so I would think the job has now been done.
    ..Clive
    The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clive S View Post
    Welcome to the forum age. Have you noticed that the date was 2013 so I would think the job has now been done.
    Ahahah! Whatta numpty. Some of the dates do confuse me a bit though.

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    I've heard very good things of LandyLift, they offer a true rigger service rather than simply courier so you will know your machine has spent the entire journey the right way up and securely strapped down ;-)

    - Nick
    You think that's too expensive? You're not a Model Engineer are you? :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clive S View Post
    Welcome to the forum age. Have you noticed that the date was 2013 so I would think the job has now been done.
    But it never hurts to add relevant helpful information to a thread, people often search a forum later for information you know ;-)
    You think that's too expensive? You're not a Model Engineer are you? :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by magicniner View Post
    I've heard very good things of LandyLift, they offer a true rigger service rather than simply courier so you will know your machine has spent the entire journey the right way up and securely strapped down ;-)

    - Nick


    Yup, he is top!
    https://emvioeng.com
    Machine tools and 3D printing supplies. Expanding constantly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magicniner View Post
    I've heard very good things of LandyLift, they offer a true rigger service rather than simply courier so you will know your machine has spent the entire journey the right way up and securely strapped down ;-)

    - Nick
    Ive used him before too, really good.

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