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Old 04-23-2004, 07:47 PM   #1
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Cost of shipping axles...

Just in case anyone is interested, the freight collect cost of my axles arriving from Henschen (ordered through Inland, shipped from Ohio to Tampa, FL) is just as Andy said. Around $170 for the two bare axles. That should give everyone a good idea of their costs anywhere in the US.

The trucking company left them in the mail box... just kidding.

They call ahead to make arrangements. In my case, I am going down to the terminal to pick them up on Monday. This way I can pinpoint the time and bring a friend along to help slip them in my truck. Now the fun begins!
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Old 04-23-2004, 07:53 PM   #2
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Not a bad price for shipping. If you drove up there yourself, you would spend that in fuel alone, not counting your time, w&t, food, lodging, etc. Did you get the "loaded" axles? If so, taking the hubs, and brakes off will make the job much easier. I got mine bare, and it was fairly easy to put them on myself. Loaded axles would be a 2-3 man job.

Oops! Re-read your post. You did say "bare axles".
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These are bare axles. I have new brakes, shocks, wheels, tires and a whole lot of motivation to get them installed.

I'll be doing the installation myself, unless anyone wants to come over for an axle raising party! I'll supply the libation. I have two scissor jacks with a U plate on top that I will be mounting on a 2 x 8 for stability. Then I will just slowly crank them up in to place.
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Old 04-23-2004, 08:36 PM   #4
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I'ld like some picture of your setup. Picked up my single axel from yellow freight tonight. It's got the works and shipping to here in Connecticut was 102. It's 200lbs Plus. I was surprised it has 12" hubs. Now the trailer will stop the truck.
Without the hubs and brakes you should find the weight alot less.
What are you going to torque the bolts to.
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Not sure yet on the torquing. I was going to solicit info on that from everyone, or give Andy a call.
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Rough drawing... very rough of my axle hoist.
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You're lucky to have two axels to work with. I'll email Andy about the torques as well unless he chimes in here.
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Wow cool hoist. We used a floor jack centered in the middle of axle which allowed repositioning as needed - but It takes 2 people - one to run the jack and one to detach/attach axle.
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