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"My Dad's tractor takes a cross-country road trip"

shipping from Conrad, Montana to Washington, Maine for $1,750.00

4/1/2009
$1,750.00
Conrad, Montana
Washington, Maine
2613 mi.

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When my parents sold their farm in Montana, I hated to see Dad's 1953 Ford 50th Anniversary edition tractor leave the family. That tractor taught me how to drive a clutch, and gave me an appreciation for power steering, because it didn't have it. (Still doesn't, yet I appreciate the upper body work-out.) I asked Dad if I could buy the tractor. He replied in his Montana drawl, "Wehhlll, tell you what. You pay for reconditioning the tractor, and you can have 'er." Dad contacted a local retired tractor mechanic, and in no time, this beautiful little tractor was like new. Now the problem was how to ship her to my place in Maine. One google search later, I found uShip and through uShip, the lady who would safely squire the family tractor across the country. I've never shipped anything before, and was a little intimidated by the task. That feeling didn't last long at all, though, because uShip has such a user friendly layout to its website, and finding a shipper couldn't be easier. It was an educating process, with a starting bid of over five thousand dollars, culminating with Carrie's bid, which was under two thousand dollars. And there was also plenty of information to compare shippers, too. Carrie picked up the tractor and its two implements, and when Dad called me later, he gave her his seal of approval. That meant a lot to me. Carrie kept in touch daily throughout the journey to Maine. When I finally saw her rig with that pretty little gray and red tractor heading up the hill to my place, I felt like a kid on the farm again, my own farm, with a part of the family coming home. It was great to know the tractor was in such good hands the whole time. I am grateful to Carrie Moore for her good work, and I am grateful to uShip for providing a great service; one that I'll use again with unquestioned confidence.

- Lori L.