How much does a busa engine weigh?

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  1. Don Hardcastle

    Don Hardcastle Busa Ridin' Sailor (ret) Donating Member Registered

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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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    Red05 Donating Member

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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.
     
  4. BowDown

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    Anyone want to take any guesses? I would guess about 250lbs for a complete motor/trans? [​IMG]
     
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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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    I use Forward Air inc. They charge about $35.00 per 100lbs. Shipping a Busa motor should be about $180 with the crate.
     
  8. GSXRFANN

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    I would say ship it by air. It isn't too bad. Ask GoldenChil, he ships alot of motors.
     
  9. suzuki4life

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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.
     
  10. GoldenChild

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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...
     
  11. GMbusa

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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.
     
  12. GoldenChild

    GoldenChild DID HE REALLY SAY THAT? Donating Member

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    Exactly how I do them too.
     
  13. Don Hardcastle

    Don Hardcastle Busa Ridin' Sailor (ret) Donating Member Registered

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

    Don
     

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