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mattc
Hi all, I'm a fairly new member to the club. I'm looking at purchasing a Broadmoor 727 from someone in Indiana but am going way over budget when I add the shipping costs to send the tractor to CA. The best rate I've found so far has been $800. For the $800 the tractor is put on a carrier without having to remove the gas and oil. If I go the route of crating the tractor, then I have the cost of crating which takes the total shipping cost back up to around $800. Is anyone aware of a shipping method or company that would be less?

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arjr111
Hi Matt and welcome, you may want to check out the link. Hopefully you will get lucky and find someone that is making the run.....Art http://groups.yahoo.com/group/transportationboard/?yguid=96190142 http://www.ytmag.com/cgi-bin/haulquery.pl

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Putter
I just ot back from a marathon tractor haul. 727 Broadmoor from Wisconsin to Calgary. If you have the use of a full size pick up it can be done much cheaper than $800. Had a beautiful drive too! If you can get the time off work and make arrangements about the weather, why not make a vacation out of it? Got to meet some nice people too.

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mattc
Thanks for the info. I'll recheck the math on driving it but when I roughed it out the first time I came up with just about $1000 to drive myself. This includes gas, food, and a cheap hotels. I'll check out the transportation boards as well and see what I can work out.

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michigandon
A broadmoor is small enough where it ought to be able to travel via Forward Air. $25 per 100 lbs. Is the seller of your tractor willing or able to crate and palletize it? www.forwardair.com Don

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mattc
I'll have to check with him. I was trying to avoid having him do it. I got a quote from a local place near him that wanted just over $200 to crate it. I'll call today and find out what the shipping guidelines are for the crating.

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mowerman1193
I copied this from the site.Has approx. shipping weight listed.I am not sure if that is dry shipped or with all the fluids.This is for a 728 but the 727 is the same tractor just a year older. PRICE LIST - PRODUCT ORDER FORM EFFECTIVE AUGUST 9, 1969 REVISED NOVEMBER 1, 1969 QTY ORD. MFG NO. PRODUCT DESCRIPTION APPR SHIP WGHT. SUGG LIST PRICE X's indicate tractor usage: BROADMOOR (BR), YEOMAN (YN), SERF (SF) BR YN SF BROADMOOR 728, YEOMAN 627, SERF 525 577 BROADMOOR 728, with Electric Starter 412lbs. $659.00 422 MOWER, Rotary 36" X 102lbs. 140.00 Hope this helps, mowerman1193

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Send me an e-mail @ work dmichura@eagletransportservices.com send me the particulars,,, thx Dan

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mattc
Thanks to everyone for your suggestions. It looks like the shipping shouldn't be a problem now. Unfortunately, due to some other issues with the deal, I'm on hold for the time being.

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