The pallet was around the same size you are talking. If I can remember correctly the pallet was 36" x 60" and the grill itself was about 6 feet tall on the pallet to the top of the exhaust pipe. It had some plastic wrapping on it, but the shipper also placed a packing blanket over the grill before he strapped it to his trailer. The shipper was an independent guy with just a 3/4 ton pickup and a beavertail trailer. We had to cut the straps on the pallet and use the wheels of the grill to get it off the trailer. We were able to get it off the trailer with just the two of us, but let me tell you, it was a JOB. Getting it out on my deck was an even bigger job. I have a staircase that doubles back, so I had to bring the smoker through the house to get it out on the deck. This, literally, took 3 men and a boy. I called over a couple of buddies and had my 15 year old son to help. Lucky for us he's a hockey player and is the brawler on the team. We had to go up two steps into the house, and then up two more to the kitchen and out on to the deck. Remember this thing weighs 600 lbs! I don't think I'll be bringing this smoker camping with me.
All was well worth it though. I can't tell you how much more enjoyable it is to cook on a well designed smoker.