A Shipping Issue With Grizzly
Recently I talked to Grizzly about buying a new band saw and a jointer. When I talked to the company that Grizzly uses to ship their machinge with I learned that they will not drive their trucks off of a public road. My shop sits about 200 yards from the the road. The driveway is used all of the time by large farm equipment and while it is a narrow road it has a solid base. I do understand to some extent why the trucking company is reluctant to come onto a private road, but it is a problem for me and I am wondering if any of the members of this forum have run into the issue and what they did to resolve it.
I placed the order for the machines but put it on hold due to the fact that my wife was about to have surgery and that I didn't know when I would be home to recieve the order, it was after I put the order on hold and talked to trucking company that I learned about the issue. I am home now and am wondering what to do about the issue. Right now my only option seems to be to have the freight company transfer the jointer and saw to another vehicle, my pickup, and bring them into the shop and use the chain hoist to unload them. The machines are pretty heavy in excess of three hundred pounds and I will need help anyway. But am just courious as to what others may have done about this issue with Grizzly.
By the way, my wife's back surgery went well but she sure is in lots of pain and needs my help, I won't be able to get out to the shop for some time, but she will be get well in time.
Colorado City, TX