[rescue] packing options for ultra 60

Dimitar Vasilev dimitar.vassilev at gmail.com
Mon Mar 5 14:36:14 CST 2007

2007/3/5, Mark <md.benson at gmail.com>:
> On 5 Mar 2007, at 12:57, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> > That said, a U60 is VERY solid, and minimal packaging should be
> > required, but
> > better to be safe than to lose the machine to damage in transit and
> > pray for
> > an insurance claim, IMHO.
> I shipped a U30 across the UK ad found that casing is not as solid as
> it looks. The metal chassis is made like a Volvo, but the outer
> plastic bezels and the side door are vulnerable to losing corners if
> they move in transit. My customer sent me apicture of the U30 when it
> was unpacked, and despite me packing itin a bout 2 inches of
> polystyrene foam all round, they had managed to drop it I think and
> snapped the top corner off the side panel - about an inch or so
> radius off the top rear. Never underestimate the ingenuity of
> carriers when it comes to finding ways to break your goods!
> --
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Thanks guys. I'm getting better on looking for. Today after getting a
scrappy box from Tesco for free, my look came upon one in the
concierge office which looks very similar to the one I had. Will have
a nice talk in the morning first.
Regarding shipping - it will be via a friend of mine with
europalletes.(It a wooden box of 40'x40'x40')
I got the bubble foil ready and have wrapped my unit well, apart from
the wrappings between the carton box and the unit..
My conclusions so far: if someone wants to get a bigger box in Czech
for free has to go early in some shop and ask. Which I will do if my
concierge resists LART-ing.
Regarding shoulder holster  - I got a bag from a US army surplus store
which can fit
the unit, but I'm not fan of the idea hauling 60 pound unit 600 miles.

Dimitar Vassilev

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