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Old 01-22-2008, 12:47:24 AM
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Not having much luck in finding a tractor near by and found a few in the upper middle east area where prices are ok, but like to know has anyone ever shipped one, any thoughts or advice.
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Height, width, and weight of a load are the three things a trucker needs to know when you're talking to him on the phone.
You say "tractor", what are you looking at? If it's a smaller tractor, like a JD A or Farmall M, they can be tucked onto just about any flatbed that has less than a full load, weightwise. Bigger stuff like steamers takes specialized equipment.
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Im looking at a AC model B so its small one smaller then my john deere B and it has a wide front
I shipped a fordson via auto carrier to texas but the guy charged the same as a car
never had one shipped to me any advise on seekign a truck
or do i jsut call the local yard
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Old 01-23-2008, 12:05:40 AM
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There are several sites you can use online. One is uship.com. List what you have, where it is, and where you want it to go. Folks in the hauling business frequent these sites looking for backhauls or loads to avoid running empty. Use caution, pay on delivery, etc. Good luck!
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Locate a brokerage firm that handles LTL flatbed freight. They will set you up with a trucker. You will pay the broker and he will deduct his percentage and pay the truck.
Stop by a local truckstop and talk to flatbed drivers to see which firms do the best job.
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I have used uship a couple of times with good results.
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I've used Uship many times with excellent service, have only dealt with the bonafide carriers though. Have a load listed right now, Fedex Freight wanted $660, bidding on Uship started at $480, its down to $205 now
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Im looking at a AC model B so its small one smaller then my john deere B and it has a wide front
I shipped a fordson via auto carrier to texas but the guy charged the same as a car
never had one shipped to me any advise on seekign a truck
or do i jsut call the local yard
bob
A Allis B can easily be moved with a pick-up and a relative small flat bed trailer. If you have a pick-up you could rent a trailer that would work. Then a road trip to move the tractor yourself.

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BobM,

I used Trulyvintage a couple weeks ago and he was great to deal with. Jim is very reliable and has hauled enough stuff to know how to tie things down. I highly recomend his service to anyone!
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