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Panel Saw Haulege Cost?

PostPosted: 29 Dec 2016, 00:15
by meccarroll
Hi all I have just made a purchase of a Panel saw on ebay, trouble is it's 270 miles away and I need to either rent a suitable trailer or find a haulage firm to transport it for me.

Does anyone know a firm that does this sort of haulage. I've tried Uship 3 times but their system keeps altering the saw's dimensions to about three times it's actual size so I won't be able to obtain any reliable quotes using their system.

Saw is located in Southport and I'm in Lowestoft.

Any help is appreciated.


Re: Panel Saw Haulege Cost?

PostPosted: 29 Dec 2016, 10:21
by Doug
I'm moved quite a few machines over the years & by far the easiest was to hire a van with a tail lift.

I've never bothered with haulage firms partly because you end up waiting in for them so wasting time but mainly I prefer to oversee the carriage of the machine, incorrect lifting can cause untold damage which when found can be costly to rectify.

Re: Panel Saw Haulege Cost?

PostPosted: 29 Dec 2016, 11:17
by Rod
I've only moved one heavyish object (a bandsaw) and got quotes from Shipley but in the end used Palletline which cost me £50.


Re: Panel Saw Haulege Cost?

PostPosted: 03 Jan 2017, 23:45
by meccarroll
Thank you for the replies Chaps.

Saw is now collected. I used a trailer, winch and wheeled trolly. Was quite heavy but the lifting and move went ok. As with Doug, I did not want the saw damaged so did this one myself but did check out Palletline who came in at no more than what it cost me for diesel.

I think I'll look into Palletline reviews for next time. Anyway many thanks for the replies.