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    Busa Ridin' Sailor (ret)

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    I need to know how much a busa engine weighs and any recommendations for companies to ship one.





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    Where are you sending it? You might want to build a crate, using a pallet as a base. Depending on where it's going, I might be able to recommend some freight lines.

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    Anyone want to take any guesses? I would guess about 250lbs for a complete motor/trans?
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    I have shipped a few strapped on pallets and the whole deal weighted right at 250lbs on the trucking companies scales. I would guess the engine alone to be a 200-220lbs. I have always used local trucking companies to ship motors, their prices blow ups and fedex out of the water for something that heavy.
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    here is a link to a discusion about the same
    http://www.minibuggy.net/modules.php...ewtopic&t=3654

    sounds like 170-180lbs

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    I use Forward Air inc. They charge about $35.00 per 100lbs. Shipping a Busa motor should be about $180 with the crate.

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    I would say ship it by air. It isn't too bad. Ask GoldenChil, he ships alot of motors.
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    depends on the level they are "dressed". One I got from WA state was 196lbs with a "crate". No TB's, starter, sprocket cover assembly.

    Last I sent was through forward air, strapped to a wooden skid ( can get you dimensionals for skid, I get throw aways from work 12lbs) and them plastic wrapped to the point you could barely tell it was a motor. It was like $100-120 shipped, but been awhile since then.

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    200 lbs with no fuel injection less pallet...forward air Via Tulsa,Little Rock or Memphis if headed that way..You can also go to your local Reddaway,Overnight type freight places...




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    When i shipped out Yamahor's old motor to the new owner i used a small sturdy pallet. Then used some 2X4's cut them to fit and support the engine and screwed them in place. Then i went to Walmart and bought one of ther $7 ratchet tiedown 4packs and attatched 1 strap to each of the 4 engine mounting bolts on the head. *Once you tighten the straps evenly it's fine. I went the extra step and shrinkwrapped the whole skid and engine after fixing it in place.

    That made for a well secured shipment with a total investment of about $10.



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    Quote Originally Posted by GMbusa @ Jan. 24 2008, 4:05 PM
    When i shipped out Yamahor's old motor to the new owner i used a small sturdy pallet. Then used some 2X4's cut them to fit and support the engine and screwed them in place. Then i went to Walmart and bought one of ther $7 ratchet tiedown 4packs and attatched 1 strap to each of the 4 engine mounting bolts on the head. *Once you tighten the straps evenly it's fine. I went the extra step and shrinkwrapped the whole skid and engine after fixing it in place.

    That made for a well secured shipment with a total investment of about $10.
    Exactly how I do them too.

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    It is going from NW Arkansas to North Carolina. Engine sans throttle bodies.

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