Don’t know about over there but skf used to pack bearings in those and they came fedex, sandvick also packed big face mills in the same boxes, think they used dpd and our parcel force just tape the sharps up
No he's not. Ups measures length plus girth - 24+8+24+8+30 - 94". Oversize would be over 165. Large package surcharge would be over 130. Additional handling (dimensions) is for packages with longest side over 48, or second longest side over 30". None of those apply, so it's just a normal package.
What they will get him for is 'additional handling, packaging/other,' for item not being fully encased in cardboard. That charge ranges from $14-17.50 depending on zone .
OP just needs to decide if it's worth wrapping it on cardboard to save $15, but it'll ship either way.
We have crates like that come in periodically from Europe via DHL and LTL shippers. Can't say for sure with FedEx or UPS, but I don't think it would be a problem as it's an industry standard crating system.
I receive tires all the time via UPS and they are wrapped in shrink wrap...and I am sure no one is paying extra. The reason they are only shrink wrapped is it's easier and cheaper than boxing them. I also once received an entire Dana 60 differential (4.10 gears, 35 spline Detroit Locker, minus axles) via UPS and the shipper did nothing other than adhere a label to it.
1907 - Before they even acquired their OWN first vehicle, they delivered retail store goods to folk's homes. Small goods.
Folks seldom had a car or even a horse and buggy or a bicyle, those days. Walked. Took horse-drawn or electric street rail. Shopping could be a real chore. We still used them out of Kaufman's, Gimbels, Boggs & Buhl, "et al" Northside Pittsburgh, late 1940's onward. Same reason. No car. No bicycle, either. Walk or take the trolley.
What the Hell would folk with nary a vehicle DO with a "tire", boxed or otherwise? Use it for a softer privy seat, mayhap?