When you need to deliver an engine to a specific place, whether for your own use in another location or to fulfil a sale, there will be many things to consider. Since engines are costly investments, you will need to ensure that the item gets to its location as safely as possible, arriving intact and in a way that will then be easy for individuals to access it. This means that not only will you need to understand how best to prepare your engine for delivery but also that you will need to ensure that you have it delivered by a company well versed in such transit.
Poor preparation is as likely to lead to damage as poor delivery and therefore each will be as important as the other when it comes to protecting such costly assets. Should the item arrive damaged, you may well be forced to refund money to the buyer, or find that you yourself are left with an engine that is no good to anyone. Furthermore, if you do not prepare it in the right way, you may even find that the engine courier will refuse to take it but that you are charged for the time they have taken to turn up to collect it.
As such, it is important not to skimp on packaging in terms of both time and cost, and it will also be vital to find a courier service that is reputable and has a track record of making such deliveries.
This will not mean that you have to spend a fortune on transit, and there may be very reasonably priced engine carrier companies that will be very highly regarded. Simply do your research beforehand to ensure you are getting the right company for the job at hand.
Once you have found the right courier service, it will then be down to you to make sure the engine is packaged correctly. The first thing to do here is to ensure that all fluids are totally drained. This includes both oil and water, and you should double check that the engine is totally dry before you send. Some courier services may ask to check this before they accept delivery so ensure that the dipstick is readily accessible.
Make sure you have a quality pallet to fix your engine to. Before placing the engine on the pallet, put down an absorbent sheet, and place your engine on top of this. Make sure the pallet is larger than the engine itself and that the engine is as flat as possible when placed onto the said pallet.
At this point you will need to fasten your engine securely to the pallet. Use plastic straps where possible, and always use a minimum of two – one on each side of the engine. Be sure that you check all ties many times to ensure that the engine is not free to move at all, as this will be one of the most likely causes of damage in transit.
From here, just be sure to ask your those from the engine delivery service to double check that the engine is indeed secure and safe and, so long as you choose the right company, you will find that your engine arrives in the exact same condition as it was sent.
About the Author – Adam Howes is a freelance writer and blogger who regularly contributes to industry sites such as www.cheapcouriersuk.com