As we’ve mentioned before, many of the shipment listings on uShip come from awesome marketplace partner sites like Proxibid and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. The items purchased on these partner sites range from large to enormous: from rare antiques, to cars and boats, heavy equipment (in the case of Ritchie Bros.), and the contents of entire warehouses.
Here are a few of the more interesting loads that were sold through our partners, and immediately shipped using uShip.com.
Proxibid Auction: Cardboard Baler - from Battle Cree, MI to Norfolk, NE
This shipment from Proxibid was recently hauled by Roosters Shipping, LLC, better known on uShip as Roooosters.
As you might have guessed from the name, a cardboard baler bales cardboard. The winning bidder on a live online Proxibid auction is now the proud owner of one, and is probably enjoying mountains of perfectly baled cardboard at this very moment. Similar machines bale plastic, paper, and other materials. Unfortunately, this particular baler model didn’t come with a man in white coveralls.
This shipment actually caught our attention because we used to have large sound-insulating bales in our offices before we made more room for new hires — and I had no idea how they were put together. Now we know!
Proxibid Auction: Ford F550 Bucket Truck From El Paso, TX to San Jose, CA
Think of the possibilities with this Ford bucket truck. You could pick apples, rescue cats from trees, hang Christmas lights, or even repair high-voltage power lines in your back yard, all on your own!
This lot from another Proxibid option was sold online by an auction house in El Paso and promptly shipped to San Jose, California with a uShip hauler.
Whether it’s a truck with a built-in cherry picker, vintage arcade games or an entire warehouse of playing cards, it’s likely you can find it on a Proxibid live auction.
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers: Three Caterpillar 627G Wheel Tractor Motor Scrapers from North East, MD to Drayton Valley, Alberta
Honestly, I had no idea what a motor scraper did until moments ago. Dedicated as I am to finding out how this machine works, I stumbled upon RitchieWiki.com, Ritchie Bros.’ own community resource for everything about heavy equipment. The site is top notch for every minute detail relating to industrial equipment. It comes highly recommended for anyone interested in finding out what big machines do, how they work, and how they came into being.
Apparently motor scrapers move enormous quantities of dirt in very little time for construction jobs. I’d encourage you to learn about the illustrious history of motor scrapers here, buy one at a Ritchie Bros. auction, then ship it on uShip– just like this wise customer did.