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    Didn't work for me, when I shipped my Hobbs to Pete.

    UPS basically told me to take a flying fuck at a rolling do-nut untill that thing was boxed in wood.
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    Little bit of history.
    My local saw shop grinds +\- 30 chains a week. They have two 510s been using them for about 15 years he said. Mine has ground maybe 200 chains max since I bought them from Baileys. Actually Nickoli (sp) Bailey himself sold them to me long ago.

    The other day I trashed the chain on my 88 real bad making a low stump cut. One of my helpers grabbed it and feverishly sharpened it on the tailgate. That is when I decided to sell. Just don't use them anymore. Shame to have them sit idle.

    These Silveys are good machines, too bad the company is no more. For fun I posted on Craigslist. 6 responses all seem serious, One guy from Canada! I guess they are popular.

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    Are you waiting to see if some one is going to take it locally first? Willie had used fed ex and just shipped the silvey in a box.

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    No you got them. I just need to bring them down to the shipping place. Freaking pouring rain here, now today got an emergency job. I will call you when I get a chance. Thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by stig View Post
    Didn't work for me, when I shipped my Hobbs to Pete.

    UPS basically told me to take a flying fuck at a rolling do-nut untill that thing was boxed in wood.
    Huh. When I shipped a Warn 8274 winch to Frans, I just carried it to the local UPS store, set it on the scale, got a price for packaging and shipping, paid it, and walked out. That thing was heavier and more awkward to deal with than a Hobbs, I would think.

    Back when my mother died, my sister and I took 3 pieces of antique furniture to another UPS store...same deal. Not huge furniture, but a small desk with marble top, a matching end table, and a chair.

    Dunno.
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    Different countries, different rules, maybe.
    Different attitudes, for sure.

    I had put it on a small pallet and boxed it in cardboard.
    Was told in a very impolite way to go home and box it in wood.
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    Probably the weight.
    Interesting how a limited gene pool and a limited labor force seem to be so closely related.

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    A Hobbs cannot weigh more than a Warn 8274. Can it?
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    I shipped my first stump grinder in a cardboard box on a wood pallet via UPS. A US Praxis little grinder kinda wish I still had it.

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    Dunno B. But I know most shipping Cos have a weight limit to cardboard boxes drivers would have to lift for fear of injury/WC.
    So palletizing might be required anymore.
    Interesting how a limited gene pool and a limited labor force seem to be so closely related.