[rescue] advice on rescuing an e10k

Tom 'spot' Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Thu Oct 19 17:03:20 CDT 2006

On Thu, 2006-10-19 at 17:53 -0400, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> On Thursday 19 October 2006 17:37, Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> >
> > I've recently been offered a working E10K for Aurora (Fedora Linux on
> > SPARC) at no charge, but the catch is that I have to either get it or
> > get it delivered. They quoted out a delivery charge of ~$3200.00 US.
> > While this is probably a pretty decent bargain for a functional E10K,
> > its a LOT of money for Aurora, which isn't even a non-profit, and
> > would have to solicit the funds from donations.
> >
> > I was considering renting a truck and trying to get it myself, but I
> > have no experience doing this. Does anyone have any advice to offer
> > here?
> The system weighs about 2000 lbs, and is a nice 3'x3' cube 
> (approximately).  It's important to know if you'll be moving it from 
> somewhere with a loading dock to somewhere else with a loading dock, or 
> if you'll need a lift-gate.

We'd be taking it from loading dock to loading dock.

> I'd suggest that if you do go with a lift gate, get a 24' Budget truck 
> (I hear that Penske is good too, but I haven't used them, and they 
> might not be in your area).  Skip Uhaul because their service sucks, 
> and their trucks aren't any better.

Any idea how much the Budget truck costs? Just looking for a round
estimate. Does a lift-gate make things easier for a loading dock, or is
it irrelevant in that usage case?


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