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Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:15 pm
Anyone have advise for me. I have just "inherited" the 1949 Cub I grew up with! I need to get it from Whitefield, NH to Goldendale, Wa!!!
Ideas. Or can I find the weight and dimensions on this site? Thanks
Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:02 pm
on inheriting this '49 Cub. Here is the McCormick Farmall Cub Operator's Manual 5-1-49
. The info you desire should be within the manual. The Cub will fit nicely in a 5'x9' U-Haul trailer but a dual axle with brakes would be a better choice. A bare Cub should weight around 1300lbs or so I guess. Add a full set of weights and there is another 200lbs of weight. Add the touch control and there is another 100lbs. If the tires are loaded, that will increase the weight. To get a proper estimate you are going to need to get it scaled. I am sure others will be able to provide a better estimate of the Cubs weight.
Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:23 am
This link will give you specs on the cubhttp://www.tractordata.com/farm-tractor ... l-cub.html
If you have time, list it on UShip. You may find someone with a load going west needing to fill some space but you'll need to be patient.
Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:36 am
I have has GREAT success with Yesterday's Tractor's "hauling forum". Twice I have hauled tractors a fair distance and found the hauler through that forum. If you are patient and don't need to have it moved on a specific day, you can find very reasonable rates there.
Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:27 am
I agree with Mike, on the Yesterday's Tractor deal but if you decide to go that route, be very careful. Make sure the person doing your hauling is bonded & insured and ask for references. There are some very nice deals on hauling there, but there are, apparently, some shady folks as well. I attended our Cockshutt Winter get together on Sat. and the subject came up twice, during the course of the bull sessions. Just make sure the person you hire is dependable.
Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:45 am
Expect a cost on average of $1.25 - $2.00 per loaded mile for a Cub.
Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:13 am
Full price shipping will probably cost more than what the cub is worth, but you might check some of the car shipping companies. A few years back, we shipped a Model A from Indiana to LA and it was only about $1500 in an enclosed trailer.
Maybe try somebody like autotransportdirect.
Maybe think about moving back to the old home place?
Drive it cross country?
And for a cub, plan on 96 long, 48 wide, and 60 high and 2000 lbs. (it will fit sideways inside a semi-trailer)
Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:26 pm
One thing to add to Gary's statement...I completely agree that you need to ask for references from the hauler and even post on YT asking publicly for the same. I have shipped twice across the country...once from Oregon to La Crosse, WI, and then again from La Crosse to Pittsburgh, PA. In both cases, I found a guy who was "making the trip anyhow" and the stuff ended up riding fairly cheap. Like $500 - 600 from Oregon to La Crosse and $500 from La Crosse to Pittsburgh...
I even contracted with the same guy to haul all of my household items from La Crosse to Pittsburgh instead of renting a UHaul myself.
Most definitely need to make sure that the guy you are working with is trustworthy, though...
Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:21 pm
Thank all for the info!!!
Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:19 pm
Be aware freight companies can charge you a "dimensional weight" if it will be to their benefit to net more revenue for the shipment.
Dim weight is defined by the amount of space taken up by the shipment regardless of actual weight.
A Cub tractor may well be heavy enough to be excluded from dimensional weighing however it is a policy you should be aware of in case it does pertain or for future reference.
Dim weight specifies a shipment will be billed at a pre-determined weight calculated by overall size no matter what it actually weighs. This size would include the dimension from the ground to the tip of the exhaust stack.
This policy is to prevent people from shipping a semi trailer full of packing peanuts weighing about four pounds across the country for twenty bucks.
If in fact your shipment will be billed dimensionally, breaking the shipment down to smaller dimensions can save you money. Wheels, muffler stacks, fenders removed and banded with the tractor to a shipping pallet.
When you call for prices, specifically ask if your tractor will be dimensionally weighed. Have those dimensions as well as the actual weight ready to provide for the cost calculation. Also have a secondary set of downsized dimensions to offer if you choose to make the shipment smaller by breaking it all or partially down.
Believe me when I tell you this, freight drivers that pick up shipments rarely mention to the customer about dim weight and will in most cases accept any weight the customer claims the shipment weighs.
The freight company then has multiple opportunities to weigh and measure it between point A and point B. They also have the right to update the freight charges agreed to in fine print referring to weights and measures when you signed the original bill of lading.
On more than one occasion I've witnessed a less than happy customer debating dim weight policy on the phone while I had my C.O.D. hand out for much more than the original quoted or estimated shipping charge.
Most freight companies only offer credit to industrial shippers leaving cash on delivery or prepaid with additional charges due upon delivery for shippers without an account.
Better to know up front exactly what the total freight charges will be instead of being surprised on the day of delivery with an updated freight charge that must be paid before your shipment comes off the truck.
Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:41 pm
wow, this would be a great ship to be on the show, Shipping Wars if youre familiar with that show. Think the bid on their loads through USHIP or youship.com
Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:04 pm
I wish we still had the "thanks" button. Thanks L U D
Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:27 pm
bob in CT wrote:I wish we still had the "thanks" button. Thanks L U D
You're welcome. Funny you make mention of the "thank you" button... I was going to toss someone a bone a couple of weeks ago over in "off topic" and noticed it wasn't possible. I thought possibly it was just an option over here never noticing til now it was missing
Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:25 pm
I ran it through ODFL's online calculator - came out to about $2900!! Put in a question to my long time 3pl guy for the slowest cheapest between the two zips...interested to see what he comes up with.
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