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    Elite Member CurlyDave's Avatar
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    Grants Pass, OR
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    JD TLB 110

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    The move went very well.

    uship had promised a rebate of some sort, if I gave feedback, which I did; but have never heard anything more about the rebate.

    There was a little bit of excitement about the pickup when the transport guy got delayed with a drop off in Oregon and I had to leave the 110 and half the payment with a neighbor, instead of doing it myself.

    He brought the tractor down to CA and left it at a storage yard in a nearby town until I was back in CA and he could deliver it. I made a last-minute change in drop-off location to the house under construction rather than the rental house I am living in, and he accepted the change with no additional cost.

    Delivery was arranged at a mutually agreeable time and he was within the time window for showing up.

    The only real glitch is that he uses some kind of a dispatcher who works out of her home. While she returns messages promptly, she did not relay my instructions to stop at a nearby intersection and call me when he arrived. So he drove right up to the house, which is on a very narrow winding street in a sort of a "trap" configuration for even medium rigs. You can drive right up very easily, but getting back out is a true adventure in trucking. In the 6 months or so I have been working on the house, I have seen 3 tractor-trailer rigs get stuck on the street right in front of the house. Usually, the sheriff shows up and has to make arrangements to get the trailer towed out backwards. I don't ever want to find out how much this costs...

    Anyway, he took my advice on how to get out and I directed traffic until he got turned around and on his way.

    Cost was $580 of which $80 went to uShip and, $500 to him. There was also a $32 cost for an upgraded listing with uShip. Other bids were in the $750-800 range.

    I took his business card and will call him direct for shipment back in 6 months or so.

    He had an unusual type of a rig, a Dodge 3500 diesel with what looked like a gooseneck trailer maybe 30' long. The bed had been removed to install the hitch. It might have been one of those mini 5th wheel hitches they use on camper trailers. I was too shocked to see it show up in front of the house to think to get a good look at it, knowing how hard it was going to be to get it back out.

    He was good natured about almost getting stuck, and I recommend him to anyone who needs transport along the I-5 corridor. He is a younger guy, late 20s early 30s maybe. I know he works at least between Portland and the SF Bay area, possibly further north and south.

    Jon Hetzel, 503-888-8075. I paid cash, which was appreciated -- no PayPal "tax".

    P.S. The shipper had insurance, they emailed me the certificate, and I took out additional insurance on loss and physical damage through my own agent -- $230 for a year.

    On the economics of it, I have already used the tractor for a couple of unanticipated small jobs and there are a couple of bigger ones I can now see coming up, so I am money ahead vs. renting the mini-ex. The backhoe & thumb are great for loading 200-300 lb items into the dump trailer instead of the sheer brute force and awkwardness approach we had been using.
    40 Acres on a hill - fantastic view. JD 110 TLB, 4-n-1, 12" bucket, 18" bucket, Addington thumb, rock bucket (doubles as root grapple)

    Not only do we not understand the universe, if someone explained it to us, we would not know what he was talking about.

    Isaac Asimov

  2. #12
    Super Member flusher's Avatar
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    Northern California-Tehama Co.
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    2008 Mahindra 5525, 1964 MF-135 diesel, 1951 Farmall Super A, 1951 Minneapolis Moline BF, 1945 Oliver 60 Row Crop, 1949 JD B widefront

    Default Re: Shipping Tractor

    Quote Originally Posted by CurlyDave View Post
    The move went very well.

    uship had promised a rebate of some sort, if I gave feedback, which I did; but have never heard anything more about the rebate.

    There was a little bit of excitement about the pickup when the transport guy got delayed with a drop off in Oregon and I had to leave the 110 and half the payment with a neighbor, instead of doing it myself.

    He brought the tractor down to CA and left it at a storage yard in a nearby town until I was back in CA and he could deliver it. I made a last-minute change in drop-off location to the house under construction rather than the rental house I am living in, and he accepted the change with no additional cost.

    Delivery was arranged at a mutually agreeable time and he was within the time window for showing up.

    The only real glitch is that he uses some kind of a dispatcher who works out of her home. While she returns messages promptly, she did not relay my instructions to stop at a nearby intersection and call me when he arrived. So he drove right up to the house, which is on a very narrow winding street in a sort of a "trap" configuration for even medium rigs. You can drive right up very easily, but getting back out is a true adventure in trucking. In the 6 months or so I have been working on the house, I have seen 3 tractor-trailer rigs get stuck on the street right in front of the house. Usually, the sheriff shows up and has to make arrangements to get the trailer towed out backwards. I don't ever want to find out how much this costs...

    Anyway, he took my advice on how to get out and I directed traffic until he got turned around and on his way.

    Cost was $580 of which $80 went to uShip and, $500 to him. There was also a $32 cost for an upgraded listing with uShip. Other bids were in the $750-800 range.

    I took his business card and will call him direct for shipment back in 6 months or so.

    He had an unusual type of a rig, a Dodge 3500 diesel with what looked like a gooseneck trailer maybe 30' long. The bed had been removed to install the hitch. It might have been one of those mini 5th wheel hitches they use on camper trailers. I was too shocked to see it show up in front of the house to think to get a good look at it, knowing how hard it was going to be to get it back out.

    He was good natured about almost getting stuck, and I recommend him to anyone who needs transport along the I-5 corridor. He is a younger guy, late 20s early 30s maybe. I know he works at least between Portland and the SF Bay area, possibly further north and south.

    Jon Hetzel, 503-888-8075. I paid cash, which was appreciated -- no PayPal "tax".
    Glad your uShip experience was OK.

    I used uShip when I bought an old IH "Little Genius" 2-14 plow in Illinois and had it shipped to me in northern CA. The hauler had a GMC Sierra dually and a 30-ft GN trailer. He had a large auxiliary fuel tank in the bed to get about 1200 miles between fillups. His usual run was between Chicago and Phoenix. Cost me about $700 for shipping.

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    New Member TractorBuyer247's Avatar
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    Los Angeles, CA
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    John Deere 9520T 36-inch track

    Default Re: Shipping Tractor

    I see this is an old post so I'm not sure if this feedback will help anyone, but just in case. I used www.shiphawk.com to ship a kubota unit from CA to PA. It was pretty neat. Worked well. Good price.

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    Elite Member newbury's Avatar
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    From Vt, in Va, retiring to MS
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    Kubota's - B7610, M4700

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    Thread is 3 years old.
    My rides - '95 Kubota M4700 w/ PEC, LA1001 FEL :'07 B7610, LA352 FEL, Bush Hog SBX 48 box blade, '09 Woods BH70-X w/ 16" bucket and thumb, 3pt pallet forks, Dale Phillips PHD, Jinma 8" chipper, 2 Piranha's, Winco 12KW PTO generator, Howse plow, 5' KK tiller with a 2002 7.3L Ford F350 CC DRW 4x4 and '07 18' Hudson HSE Deluxe trailer - 5 Ton to haul it all

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