I had one shipped from the Gulf coast to Indiana with Freightquote.com for just under $100. Great price, great service. The seller disassembled the kart and shipped it in a big wooden box, a lot of effort on his end.
Before that, I tried pricing transportation on a different kart from Arizona through U-ship, but only got four quotes and the best was around $400. I was not impressed and that deal feel through.
I just talked to a guy who recently sold a kart and shipped it through U-ship. Apparently, he did nothing to it, didn’t even have to set it on a skid. The guy who transported it just picked up the assembled kart. This is definitely the easiest approach for the seller.
Has anyone else had success shipping an assembled kart?
Im getting a chassis shipped from Orlando Kart Center to Northern Illinois for $230. Im using Tag Shipping Solutions. It helps to go business to business. Also helps to have a chassis factory box. Most shipping companies want a pallet strapped to chassis box for fork lift. Remember to put not stackable. So they dont stack another pallet on top of chassis box.
Check with any of your local kart shops to see if they have a carrier that they use for shipping. You will get a better shipping rate. Then, If you take it to the nearest shipping ‘hub’ for the carrier and have the person receiving it do the same, the price drops greatly. This eliminates the need for a lift gate, which can be expensive. If no local kart shops can help, try friends that have businesses that ship and receive merchandise frequently, and see if they will let you use their account to ship. Otherwise, you’ll need to open an account, and that could cost $$$$. You’ll also need to palletize the karts, which means ‘merging’ 2 pallets, or building a custom pallet to ship a kart on. This will be most of the shipping weight, btw.