[rescue] packing options for ultra 60

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Mon Mar 5 14:42:05 CST 2007

>From: Mark <md.benson at gmail.com>
>Date: 2007/03/05 Mon PM 01:21:28 CST
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] packing options for ultra 60

>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!

It has to be kept still in transit - I've shipped dozens of Ultra 30s a couple years ago, and luckily I had custom foam inserts to hold the systems in position.


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