I ordered something last week which shipped on Friday and was supposed to be delivered today. It was going to require a signature but I had to be at a customer today and wouldn't be here to sign for it. Stupid job! So, I got on FedEx's website and changed the delivery option to be dropped off at a local Kinko's where I could sign for it and pick it up. Finished up at the customer a little early, stopped by the house, grabbed my receiver rack and headed into town....
Got it home and snapped a few pics. First thing I noticed was how well it was packed - double bands, staples, glue, heavy-duty cardboard.
Even the inside was packed well! Padding in the box to keep it from shifting.
Plus, protective tape! WOW!!
I haven't mounted this to my tractor yet, but I will say that this frame is a work of art!! The welds are all nice and the powder coating is beautiful. You can tell that a lot of thought and engineering went into building this. I didn't buy any forks for it (yet ) as my intention is to use this as a base for a couple of other projects I'm working on. I was originally going to just buy one of the "For your JDQA Projects" frames on Artillian's website but after talking with Chris I decided to pony up the extra money to buy the fork frame instead. I'll be honest - it didn't take a lot of arm twisting for me to make my decision. I'd eventually like to get a set of forks and if Chris ever turns the much discussed G R A P P L E into a reality instead of a fantasy, I'll have the frame for it. Going this route will require a change of thinking and design for my project, but I think it was a good decision.
Did any of you eagle-eyed GTT readers notice in the second picture that there was another box nestled inside the fork frame? hmmmm, I wonder what's in there?