Be aware freight companies can charge you a "dimensional weight" if it will be to their benefit to net more revenue for the shipment.
Dim weight is defined by the amount of space taken up by the shipment regardless of actual weight.
A Cub tractor may well be heavy enough to be excluded from dimensional weighing however it is a policy you should be aware of in case it does pertain or for future reference.
Dim weight specifies a shipment will be billed at a pre-determined weight calculated by overall size no matter what it actually weighs. This size would include the dimension from the ground to the tip of the exhaust stack.
This policy is to prevent people from shipping a semi trailer full of packing peanuts weighing about four pounds across the country for twenty bucks.
If in fact your shipment will be billed dimensionally, breaking the shipment down to smaller dimensions can save you money. Wheels, muffler stacks, fenders removed and banded with the tractor to a shipping pallet.
When you call for prices, specifically ask if your tractor will be dimensionally weighed. Have those dimensions as well as the actual weight ready to provide for the cost calculation. Also have a secondary set of downsized dimensions to offer if you choose to make the shipment smaller by breaking it all or partially down.
Believe me when I tell you this, freight drivers that pick up shipments rarely mention to the customer about dim weight and will in most cases accept any weight the customer claims the shipment weighs.
The freight company then has multiple opportunities to weigh and measure it between point A and point B. They also have the right to update the freight charges agreed to in fine print referring to weights and measures when you signed the original bill of lading.
On more than one occasion I've witnessed a less than happy customer debating dim weight policy on the phone while I had my C.O.D. hand out for much more than the original quoted or estimated shipping charge.
Most freight companies only offer credit to industrial shippers leaving cash on delivery or prepaid with additional charges due upon delivery for shippers without an account.
Better to know up front exactly what the total freight charges will be instead of being surprised on the day of delivery with an updated freight charge that must be paid before your shipment comes off the truck.
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