Tim, it simply varies too greatly to provide any sort of intelligent answer here. Pick and dropoff locations, fuel costs, freight classes, make a big difference.
Well, ..........actually, :hide: what happened wasTim, you were "overmoderated" there for a bit. D-Dogg and I saw the duplicate post at the same time and we did a double delete at the same time. Sorry about that, it has been "undeleted".
This is what I did...If the seller on the other end will do the fluid draining, drop off to the terminal and perhaps provide pallets and straps, then you could be in good shape. I had my loader shipped from Seattle to Michigan on an Old Dominion collect load for a local company for $127. They even set it in the bed of my truck with a forklift when it arrived. It took me a week of waiting, but one of their loads ended up with room for a pallet and that's when I pulled the trigger with the seller.If you have some sort of business nearby that truckers haul something out of alot then you might get it on the back haul.