I suggest you call Fed-Ex. I don't know if they ship to Canada but I got a
new 4 HP engine that was shipped by them. It *used* to have gasoline in it.
They have to test them before the sell them. The shipping was only around
$25 so I don't think there was a "Hazardous Materials" fee or anything. I
also got a 5000 watt generator and it came in a big truck (Consolidated
Freightways perhaps?). It can't be that big of a deal, at least not within
the USA, because generators etc are shipped regularly and usually the
shipping is not all that much except for the fact that they are big and
The easiest would be to buy new equipment and ship it in the original box
with all of the packaging. Just ask the dealer to not service it. As a
former Echo dealer, I used to have products shipped by UPS all of the time
with no problems, the factory packaging is even UPS damage proof. Two
stroke stuff is completely dry of fuel and oil and most of the larger four
stroke stuff had only a couple of ounces of oil that was used when they test
started the engines at the factory. I still don't understand how that could
lubricate adequately for a 30 second run.
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