PSA: Shipping tractor weights

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Urbish
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PSA: Shipping tractor weights

Postby Urbish » Thu Jan 04, 2024 12:45 pm

I know a lot of folks like to use USPS Priority Flat Rate boxes to ship tractor weights. A word of warning... please make sure you use strapping tape to secure the box. My sister-in-law is a rural postmaster and grabbed a flat rate box from high up on a shelf. The flaps of the box had been secured with staples. A 40# suitcase weight identical to the one pictured came through the bottom of the box and fell 6' onto the top of her foot, breaking it in 3 places along with her big toe. It's been 4 weeks and she still doesn't have any feeling in most of her foot and her toes are rotating through an alarming array of colors. She may need multiple surgeries and pins put in her foot if this doesn't resolve itself quickly and may never regain feeling.
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Re: PSA: Shipping tractor weights

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Jan 04, 2024 1:05 pm

I think I’d be looking for the person who put that package up on a six foot shelf. They had to have known what the implications of that action would be.
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Re: PSA: Shipping tractor weights

Postby KETCHAM » Thu Mar 14, 2024 2:19 pm

THAT IS A BIG OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!sorry to read this...how is her foot doing?????.....darn green things!!!
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Urbish
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Joined: Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:45 pm
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Tractors Owned: ~
1958 International Cub LoBoy
1947 Farmall H
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Cub Loboy L-54 Leveling and Grader Blade
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Location: Manchester, MI

Re: PSA: Shipping tractor weights

Postby Urbish » Fri Mar 15, 2024 7:16 am

KETCHAM wrote:THAT IS A BIG OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!sorry to read this...how is her foot doing?????.....darn green things!!!


She is still off work and is having complications. She may lose some digits as a result. Not good...
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