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    Picked up a brown box today...

    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.
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    Even the inside was packed well! Padding in the box to keep it from shifting.
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    Plus, protective tape! WOW!!
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    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?
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    Awesome! Only having my fork set for a couple months now I still admire it every time I walk by. I agree that Chris's stuff just breaths quality.

    No guess what's in the box........
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    I've opened the second box and was once again amazed at the care Artillian puts into stuff. Even though this box was secured inside the big box, it was also taped, stapled and glued shut! I almost had to get out the big tools to open it, but my pocket knife was enough.

    Gonna keep the contents a secret for now. Hoping to put it on the tractor on Friday afternoon. So... Stay tuned for the update! It will include plenty of pics!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark02tj View Post
    I've opened the second box and was once again amazed at the care Artillian puts into stuff. Even though this box was secured inside the big box, it was also taped, stapled and glued shut! I almost had to get out the big tools to open it, but my pocket knife was enough.

    Gonna keep the contents a secret for now. Hoping to put it on the tractor on Friday afternoon. So... Stay tuned for the update! It will include plenty of pics!!
    A hint would be nice - is this something you ordered or a surprise from Chris?
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    An Artillian hat is my guess!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zebrafive View Post
    An Artillian hat is my guess!
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    You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

    Learned that years ago and packaging is key. Items, especially heavy items. They need to be packaged tight so they don't destroy the shipping carton in transit. Additionally, the presentation when the customer opens the box. Neat, packed tight, and a goodie or two makes the impression memorable. Looks like they did a great job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark02tj View Post
    I've opened the second box and was once again amazed at the care Artillian puts into stuff. Even though this box was secured inside the big box, it was also taped, stapled and glued shut! I almost had to get out the big tools to open it, but my pocket knife was enough.

    Gonna keep the contents a secret for now. Hoping to put it on the tractor on Friday afternoon. So... Stay tuned for the update! It will include plenty of pics!!
    Will include pics....

    Good!!!! Gizmo2 turns into a vampire at night if he don't get his daily pictures!!!!
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