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Shipping equipment tires across the country

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by BTHJR, Nov 16, 2022.

  1. BTHJR

    BTHJR New Member

    Jun 10, 2019
    Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
    Does anyone have any experience using carriers for shipping equipment tires size 29.5 x 25 or larger? Do shippers want them to be banded to a pallet? Who should I seek quotes from? How concerned should I be about the bead being damaged during shipping?

    Thanks in advance for your responses.

  2. Birken Vogt

    Birken Vogt Charter Member

    Nov 30, 2003
    Grass Valley, Ca
    Try uship for odd freight, small time carriers will bid on it and gives lots of time to negotiate if time is not critical.

    A customer of mine has freightera.com, I use them for more normal types of freight, you can always call and discuss, they will know what gets better rates.
    John C., mg2361 and Truck Shop like this.
  3. joe--h

    joe--h Senior Member

    Jul 22, 2009
    The seller has no shippers? If they're selling those they must have a way to ship to you?

    Joe H
  4. OzDozer

    OzDozer Senior Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Semi-Retired ..
    Perth, Western Australia.
    Shipping large tires is expensive, because they're bulky for their weight. So you pay on cubic measure, not weight. Nearly every regular freight operation I have dealt with, wants freight items on some form of pallet.
    With general freighting, they use forklifts to handle everything that can't be lifted by one person, so if you send a tire without it being palletized, it is quite likely to end up with fork tine gouge marks in it.
    There are shippers who specialize in transporting large tires, these companies know how to handle, stack and carry earthmover tires, and they're a better company choice for shipping tires. Always pick shippers who are familiar with the type of freight you want to ship.