It’s no secret that 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: Colchester 15″ Clausing Lathe - from Charlotte, NC to Newark, NJ
What is a Clausing Lathe, you might ask? Thanks to Google for helping us out with that one. A lathe is a machine that helps shape wood, metal or other material into something totally awesome. Clausing is acutally the American manufacturer of this particular lathe of which the brothers Clausing, Paul and Otto, started making their own lathes in 1931.
This 2,000 lb lathe was carried up the East coast 631 miles for $923.00 after being auctioned by Proxibid.
This lathe was sold with tooling and accessories, which probably means there will be some great metal-working going on in Newark. Metal cylinders never go out of style.
Ritchie Bros.Auctioneers: Powerscreen Pegson 1000 Maxtrak From Davenport,FL to Canton, PA
This blue beauty Powerscreen Pegson 100 Maxtrak helps convert big rocks to smaller rocks. If you took a big pile of medium-sized rocks and let them make their way through the gut of this pretty lady, you’d have materials for building roadways.
This lot was sold online by Ritchie Bros. from the Davenport, FL location and promptly shipped to Canton, Pennsylvania by long-time uShip Carrier Dak Transport.
The diversity of large equipment auctioned by Ritchie Bros. is endless. If you need a machine to make road material, bucket truck, or John Deere tractor, the auctions put on by Ritchie Bros. have it all.
Ritchie Bros Auctioneers: Freightliner Fresh Water Truck from Davenport, FL to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
One question, why not just drive the truck up there? The cost of driving this heavy water truck would actually be greater than shipping it. In most cases, water trucks are used to keep the dust down at construction sites, mining sites, and at drilling rigs. They are also often used to battle forest fires.
If driving a water truck (or buying one for that matter) sparks a head of interest, find more information on the functionality of water trucks and research jobs in industries that involve driving water trucks like the oil field, construction and mining.