Shipping is Easy!
At Tractor Tools Direct, every item we sell can be delivered right to your door. We do everything we can to make the delivery process as simple and trouble-free as possible for you.
How will I get it?
Pick it up! You can save a buck or two by coming over to our warehouse to pick up your order. We’re located at the “Crossroads of America” – Terre Haute, Indiana. Guess how much we charge you to pick your order up? Does nothing sound fair? (Why would we charge you to pick up your stuff?? Believe it or not, some outfits do.) It’s a BYOT party though (Bring Your Own Trailer), so come prepared!
Postal Carrier – Parts and other items small enough and light enough to be delivered by post are shipped using USPS Priority Mail or FedEx, depending on which carrier provides the optimal service to get your order to your door. By the way, shipping is free on all parts and supplies!
Freight Carrier – Most of our larger items are shipped by freight carrier in a semi-trailer. Smaller items that are grouped in the same order as large items are added to the crate rather than shipped separately.
Flatbed Carrier – The items that cannot fit in the back of a semi truck, like our square balers and tractors, are shipped using a trusted contract carrier on a flatbed, gooseneck, or other type of trailer. As with freight, smaller items are combined on the same shipment when shipping using a flatbed carrier, whenever possible.
When will I get it?
We do the best we can to get an order out the door within 24 hours of purchase (excluding weekends). We can often send it out the same day if the order is submitted in the morning.
From that point on it is in the capable hands of the carrier, and the wait depends on your distance from our warehouse. We’re in Terre Haute, Indiana. Being smack-dab in the middle of the U.S. helps to keep the wait times down for you folks in New England and on the West Coast. If you’re really close to us, it might arrive in a day or two.
Parts and supplies ship the quickest and typically arrive in 1, 2, or 3 business days. See delivery maps from USPS and FedEx. Our zip code is 47807. Freight and flatbed shipments typically take 3-7 business days.
What are my options for freight shipping?
Well, you have several options here. Here’s a quick overview:
Cheaper: “Commercial or Freight Terminal”
Have access to a business with a loading dock or forklift? Great – we can ship it there for the lowest possible freight shipping fee. Don’t? No problem – we can also ship it to the nearest Old Dominion Freight Line service center for that same low fee. ODFL has 222 terminals across the nation, so there is one near you. To find yours, click here: Service Center Locator.
Keep in mind that commercial locations must keep normal business hours and someone has to be available to unload the crate(s) when they arrive. Farms are typically not considered commercial locations by freight companies (darn).
Easier: “Farm or Residential”
Want it delivered to your door? We can do that. Unless you live in a remote area inaccessible by a freight truck (and we know some of you do), the freight company will drive your purchase to your location. For this middle-of-the-road option, the truck will not have a lift gate. So you must have a forklift or loader forks to be able to pick up the skid and get it safely to the ground. Nah, I’ll just use my loader bucket and some chains. Mmm…. nope, sorry. The freight carrier prohibits it, and it could damage your shiny new toy! Plus it’s really dangerous.
Be sure that your lift has adequate capacity for the load! You can find the machine weight on each product page. Add 100 lbs for the weight of the crate, just to be safe.
If you’re out in the boonies, you might want to call us to make sure the truck can access your property – we both want to avoid delays and unexpected additional fees, don’t we?
Easiest: “Farm/Residential with Lift Gate”
If you don’t have a forklift or pallet forks to unload your purchase, choose the option with the lift gate service. The truck will have a platform that extends out from the back of the bed, and the shipper will bring the crate out to the platform and lower it to the ground. They’ll work with you to figure out the best place to drop it.
What? Shipping is free for parts and supplies?!
Yep. OK fine, you caught us red handed. There is a shipping charge for parts and supplies… it’s $0.
What’s the cost for freight shipping?
Prices for the freight shipping options listed above, to the 48 continental U.S. states, are spelled out on each product page, under the “Shipping” tab. It’s just below the product price. They are all flat rates and don’t change depending on your location. So if you’re pretty close to our warehouse (Terre Haute, Indiana), it might make more sense for you to come pick it up. It’s up to you. If you’re in Hawaii, Alaska, or Canada, give us a call and we can discuss your options and pricing.
How about flatbed shipping? What does it cost?
Our freight shipping prices are flat rate, but flatbed shipping is typically charged on a per-mile basis. The cost per mile may fluctuate a bit, so the short answer to your question is “call us for a quote.” Even though the cost may fluctuate, we’ll stick to the amount we quoted you when it comes time to close the deal. Our phone number is 260-225-3429.
If you have any questions about how to select your delivery options, please call us at 260-225-3429 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
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