Don't Pack It Like This!
The gearbox above arrived loosely packed. The input shaft was damaged as it broke through the box during shipping.
The pump below was loosely packed with bubble wrap in a single box, the pulley was ruined in shipping. Page down to see packaging ideas that work.
Shipping your gearbox, pump or cores to PowerSteering.com
Gearbox Pitman Arms. You can remove it or leave it attached. If you leave it on, it will be removed and replaced in the same position prior to return at “no” charge
- Leaking oil during shipment can result in delays.
- Gearboxes: remove oil from the power gearbox by turning the input (small) shaft many times with a vice-grip. (Cover the hose connections with a rag to avoid splatter.)
- Pumps: rotate the pulley/shaft to push oil out of the pump housing. Remove the cap and allow the reservoir to drain overnight.
- MANUAL gearboxes need NOT be emptied.
- Ship gearboxes and pumps in separate boxes to avoid damage to your pump's thin metal reservoirs. Pump pulleys can be easily damaged in shipping so pack them accordingly.
- Bag components in heavy plastic bags and seal. Place in a strong cardboard box with appropriate padding. (Scroll down for some "box-in-a-box" packaging recommendations and photos.)
- Click the box below for a printable form to fill out and include with your components.
- Ship to:
607 Kathryn Street
Nixa, MO 65714
Phone: 1-417-374-7627 (cst)
When your item arrives at PowerSteering.com it is checked-in and a work order is created. We email the work order that describes the work to be performed and the cost. If there are questions, we get them resolved up front.
Examples of Customer's incoming Packages
Box-in-a-box packaging is one of the best way to keep your components safe during shipping. A tightly packed inner box for the component, nestled in a protective outer box. Below are examples of incoming packages we receive.
Some customers use plastic storage boxes as an inner pack and taped them up in a similar manner as this inner cardboard box.
Here, a customer bagged the inner box. This was a good way to keep the sharp edges of the component from cutting the plastic bag.
An inner box - made from a dog food tin
Another inner pack. Was it a gearbox or a frozen turkey? It was a well padded gearbox.
A 1950's gearbox - where the 4.5 ft steering column is part of the gearbox...