Engine Pallet Delivery Service
Engine and gearbox courier service, collecting from and delivering to anywhere on the UK mainland.
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Many engines are shipped across the country every day, by car breakers, Ebay sellers, mechanics, garages and many others. Often, they are extremely heavy and bulky items, particularly if gearboxes are attached.
The most reliable and cost effective way of sending an engine across the UK is via pallet delivery. This is by far the best value and most reliable method. However, when sending an engine on a pallet, there are a few rules that need to be followed to ensure your pallet gets to its destination in the safest way (both for the engine, and for the courier).
There are a number of steps that would need to be taken to ensure safety and security when arranging engine pallet shipping. To help you, we’ve outlined the basic, step by step guide for preparing your engine correctly for pallet delivery, and to check everything is in order before you arrange pallet collection.
Step 1 - Drain fluids
Firstly, we require the engine to be clean and drained of all liquids (including water) before collection. Our driver must be allowed access to the dipstick and will check for oil. There should be no oil showing on the dipstick. If oil is present, the pallet may be refused collection and this could delay your pallet delivery.
Step 2 - Prevent leakage
Leakage would need to be prevented. This can be done by wrapping the engine in an absorbent material such as carpet or a rug. The pallet should have rags, or oil absorbent mats on top, before the engine is placed on the pallet. Any small drips should be contained, a small amount of oil goes a long way!
Step 3 - Position of the engine on the pallet
The engine will need to be placed centrally on the pallet, wrapped and strapped or banded to secure it to the pallet using ratchet straps ensuring the engine is fixed safely and securely. We would recommend that there is at least 3 inches excess around the pallet in case of any movement whilst in transit. This will also prevent the engine from overhanging, should the engine overhang you will be charged for another pallet space.
Step 4 - Stabilise the engine on the pallet
As part of the pallet delivery we will require the engine to be stabilised to prevent this from tipping and moving. By stabilising the engine, this will help to prevent damage. If the engine has a sump and is therefore not flat, the sump should be in car tyre to help stabilise it.
PLEASE NOTE: The driver can refuse the collection if he has doubts regarding the security of the engine on the pallet.
Our top tip
Think about the journey that your engine is about to make on the pallet. It will be loaded and unloaded on several vehicles and pass through a regional depot to be sorted before it reaches its destination. Obviously, this process significantly increases the risk of damage to unsecured goods. The safest way to ship an engine is to place it inside a car tyre before shipping. Then ratchet strap the engine. This will make it much more secure and ensure the engine arrives as safely as possible.
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