Thursday, February 4, 2010

Shipping A Giant Tiki By

Alright, so now the large Tiki is carved and you are getting ready to ship it to your customer. What is the best way to get it to its final destination in one piece?
As mentioned in our previous blog, the use of a forklift is a must since the Tiki could weigh as much as 800 lbs. Set up a custom pallet so that the tiki can rest flat on it without sticking out at all; that will prevent the shipper from damaging it when loading and unloading. In order to increase the stability of the Tiki, nail some 1" X 1" next to the head, butt and base.

Secure the Tiki with straps, 3 or 4 should do the trick. You can either stop right there and the Tiki is ready to go if the carrier will let you ship a parcel that is not stackable. In some cases, you may need to create a complete casing and build it strong enough to support other parcels on top of it.

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