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Advice on Moving a Cradle in Ontario, Canada

I need to move a large cradle 20' x 8 1/2' weighing 850 lbs from Sarnia, Ontario to Kingston, Ontario.

I am looking for advice on:
1)professionals who could do the job for me; any info oin price would be useful
2)how to do it myself; any recommendations from someone who has done this

Wrt 2) above it looks like I could rent a car trailer (flat bed) for $200 and put the cradle on its side for transportation, suitably tied down of course. The 8 1/2' width poses a problem for standard trailers but on its side it should fit fine. Of course I need help with equipment at each end for loading/unloading which can be arranged.
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Why not call a towing company that has what is called a rollback truck? It's a flatbed that tilts and rolls back to the car (cradle in your case) A few people in my YC have used them. It seems to work out real good.
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Call the Cradle Shop in Toronto. They make and deliver cradles all over. I'm sure they'd move it for you for a price.

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There is a guy (I believe his last name is Sutherland) who does this as a business. If you call Bronte Outer Harbour Marina at (905) 827-7575 and ask Sharon for his number she will give it to you... Explain what you need to Sharon, don't go by the name because I might have him confused with someone else...
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Thanks to all for your input.
I now have some ideas to follow-up on.
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Try http://www.boatforsale.net/class/ Trailer & Transportation under Equipment and Services. Lots of marine transport companies that would probably give you a good rate if you're not in a hurry. I spotted a few in your area.
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Old thread but consider getting a welder with a magma cutter to cut the cradle (asuming steel), ship it and get another welder to reassemble it at the other end.

No big deal.

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