|Forum topic by berlinguyinca||posted 11-28-2012 09:44 PM||799 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
11-28-2012 09:44 PM
so I looked a bit around to find somebody experience with this, since we all have heavy toys. But sadly could not find anything, which answered my question.
So about a week ago I put in 2 big orders at a known online seller, who sells tools and parts for crafting wood (not sure if I’m allowed to mention the name)
This order includes:
a) a dust-collector
which will be all delivered by freight. Now I have never used freight before and it will be delivered to a residential address. But my shock was that I will get a package of 350 lbs (dc+sander) and a 470 lbs package, which is the bandsaw and I’m responsible to get it off the truck.
There is no possible way for me todo this. I mean ones it;s on the ground I can deal with this easily and just carry it in piece by piece or put it on a mobile base and push it up the driveway.
Is it possible to unpack it on the truck? But I’m not sure if the driver is happy. if I take 1h to unload the stuff myself. Bribe the driver with a nice tip to use his tailgate and unload the stuff for me? If he doesn’t have a tailgate I’m totally screwed anyway…
Do they expect me to have a forklift?
it’s shipped with roadrunner and R+L
thanks for the help and anybody knows how this will go?