I ordered this smoker last Thursday, it shipped on Friday, and it was delivered today. That is not too bad considering it is 4 business days. Fed Ex put the whole pallet in my garage whereupon I set to disconnect the metal tie down straps, remove the protective wrappings, used a crow bar to remove the 2 x 4's that held the wheels and front casters in place. Since I am limited in physical ability at this point in life, I stopped, called my nephew and asked for him to come over and right now that is scheduled for tomorrow. He's a working man and I am retired, so that is appropriate. My wife wife and I may give this ago by ourselves. She is strong like bull!
The best thing about this purchase is that the Yoder comes fully assembled. All of the pieces, i. e. grills, 2nd grill, grill grates, pellets (40lbs.), front and side shelves, smoke stack, and heat diffuser were all wrapped in heavy paper and set inside the grill. In addition, the pass through port was installed as requested so that I could run an external probe into the unit. Given the fact that my mobility is restricted, it is nice having the legs already on the cart so I did not have to do any lifting or bending. That was a big feature for me, personally. All of the rest is just placing the internals in the correct position and this can be done by me standing up.
Here are a few pictures of its arrival and as it sits on the pallet unpacked.
If my wife and I get brave, we will attempt to move it out of the garage and lift it up and get it through the front door, roll it across the house the rear door, and onto the patio. If that works without trauma, then I will assemble the rest and see if I can fire it up. If not, I will wait for my nephew and his friend to do the grunt work.
I will follow up with new information later.
With kind regards,