I've been reading and re-reading all of the various "it's arrived!" threads and am happy to start my own today. A few hours ago, a very large 18 wheeled semi pulled down our small street and we began the process of getting the oven off the truck. For those curious, the oven comes safe and sound in a 5'x5'x5' crate. The weight, all said and done is about 2000lbs (crate included). Getting it off the truck was a pretty big hassle. The crate was too big for the lift gate, and at one point, it almost came down on top of me. I know that I'm going to have some aches & pains tomorrow, and probably shoulder issues for a few weeks. The hassle stemmed from the shipping companies placement of a second pallet under the crate, which made it even more top heavy and unstable. This second pallet got caught on the edge of the truck, and the oven slid half way off of it onto the lift gate. Lots of cursing was involved. We managed to get it down and off the pallet and lift gate. After that it was smooth sailing up my driveway.
As we are getting 2"-4" of rain today, we pushed the oven into the car port. I've take a panel off the oven, and all looks well. I'm really eager to get the oven moved to its final resting place so that I can start the curing process. I'm not sure which is worse - knowing that the oven is on the truck and on its way, or having it be right outside but unmovable due to weather.
As you'll see in the pic below, a corner of the crate took some damage during the unloading process. Thankfully, it was only the crate.