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bill t.
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« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2010, 04:08:08 PM »
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Piano movers, now that's brilliant!  Pyramid builders would also be a good choice.

Would appreciate if somebody could measure the size of the packaged printer on its palette.  Will order one next week and want to know if I can pick it up at the depot with my little Toyota Tacoma pickup, or if I will have to rent a bigger truck.  We're in a difficult location, the guys to normally do the depot-to-recipient deliveries have us blacklisted.

Also, does the packing depend on the palette to brace the overall package, or can I reasonably slide the boxes off the palette and into my truck at the depot.  Got into trouble this way when bringing in the 9880, shoulda left the palette on.
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« Reply #21 on: December 16, 2010, 04:51:03 PM »
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Also, does the packing depend on the palette to brace the overall package, or can I reasonably slide the boxes off the palette and into my truck at the depot.  Got into trouble this way when bringing in the 9880, shoulda left the palette on.

You need the Palette if you are going to move it by truck - the palette gives the whole box and structure its rigidity.
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« Reply #22 on: December 16, 2010, 05:14:38 PM »
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Will order one next week and want to know if I can pick it up at the depot with my little Toyota Tacoma pickup, or if I will have to rent a bigger truck.  We're in a difficult location, the guys to normally do the depot-to-recipient deliveries have us blacklisted.

Also, does the packing depend on the palette to brace the overall package, or can I reasonably slide the boxes off the palette and into my truck at the depot.  Got into trouble this way when bringing in the 9880, shoulda left the palette on.

I moved my iPF8100 (similar size,weight, and crating as the 8300) up a long driveway to my house in my Ford Ranger which is probably no bigger than your Tacoma.  This involved a transfer from the delivery truck that was too big to easily make the turn into my driveway. The delivery guy had a hand operated forklift and a lift gate on his truck. We backed the Ranger up to the lift gate. The wheel wells took up too much space in the Ranger's bed to put the Canon box right on the bed floor, but I positioned two 2x6 planks in the bed at the two locations designed for this purpose (like most pick up beds). The Canon crate was moved onto the planks with the hand lift. I don't remember whether I could close the tail gate after positioning or not, but the Ranger handled the load just fine. I'm not 100% sure I would have felt comfortable moving the printer a long distance in the Ranger, but with some good packing straps to secure it down as it rested on the planks in the bed, I think it would probably be safe. Anyway, I just let it rest on the planks with no further consideration when driving it about a hundred yards to my door. Then, with three other guys, we opened the crate and brought in the various pieces right off the skid rather than trying to lift the whole crate out of the truck. Bottom line: Doable, but you may feel more comfortable using a bigger truck.
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« Reply #23 on: December 16, 2010, 05:45:48 PM »
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Bill,

I still have the remnants in the garage--I think it's just shy of "huge" on my measuring tape.

Including the palette, it measures 209cm long by 106cm wide by 121cm high.  The boxes are marked "51kg" and "170kg" for a total of 221kg, not including the wooden palette.
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« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2010, 07:54:49 PM »
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Funny, I was going to say I didn't think it would fit in a Ford Ranger because of the wheel wells (I have a Ranger in the driveway). You definitely need the palette. While the sides of the box are the thickest cardboard I've ever seen, the base is not.

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« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2010, 09:35:52 PM »
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Hey thanks for the answers guys!  Looks like the Tacoma is just wide enough between the wheel fairings, but I'll have to remove the fiberglass shell and leave the gate down.

Are big printers fun or what?  Woohoo, can hardly wait!
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« Reply #26 on: December 16, 2010, 09:38:41 PM »
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Haha!  I had to use a sawzall to drop the cardboard sides--I'm not even sure my house is that well built! Wink
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« Reply #27 on: December 16, 2010, 09:52:06 PM »
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While the sides of the box are the thickest cardboard I've ever seen, the base is not.
Looks like Canon has attended the school of hard shipping knocks.  Anti-forklift armored sides, I like that concept!

The world of freight shipping is a jungle, I have too often wished my boxes of picture frame moulding were that rugged.
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« Reply #28 on: December 16, 2010, 11:24:38 PM »
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Bill,

Post photos of the loading process into the truck when you are done Smiley

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