How Not to Pack It
This gearbox arrived loosely packed in a single box. The input shaft was damaged as it easily broke through the wall of the box during shipping. See below for package ideas that will prevent damage.
Please follow these easy steps to package and ship your gearbox, pump or cores to PowerSteering.com
- Remove the pitman arm or leave it attached, its your choice. If you leave it on, it will be removed and replaced it in the proper position 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. The heavy gearbox can damage pump reservoirs. Pump pulleys can be easily damaged in shipping so pack them accordingly.
- Bag components in heavy duty 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.)
- Include contact information (if you use email, include that) inside the box.
- Tape the box securely. Ship it insured for replacement value. Ship to:
607 Kathryn Street
Nixa, MO 65714
Phone: 1-417-374-7627 (cst)
7. When your item arrives at PowerSteering.com it is checked-in and a work order is created. We email you a copy of the work order describing 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.
Here, a customer used a dog food tin for an inner "box". The 30 lb gearbox was packed tightly with rags in the tin. The tin was placed in a box with additional rags padding it.
Some customers have used old plastic storage boxes as an inner pack and taped them up in a similar manner.
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.
Box in a Box
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...