Originally Posted by JProaster
I've seen lots of 20qt Hobarts on ebay, but they seem large.
Yep John, the larger the capacity of the mixer the larger it will be physically. Here
is a site where you can get info on the sizes (footprint and height) and weights of the different Hobart mixers.
The 5-qt (N-50) weighs about 55-lbs and UPS may (probably will) deliver that - but the 20 and 30 qt models are 214 and 336 lbs, respectively, and will be shipped via commercial carrier (freight truck) and they don't unload for you, and the delivery truck may not have a lift gate on the back. You will be responsible for unloading it out of the back of the truck when it arrives.
Before you bid on one on eBay - be sure to check the "shipping" info. Some are "pick up in person only" - and some will cost you more for shipping and handeling than you paid for the mixer! I don't know where you live, but check the for sale ads in your local newspaper - and check out a restaurant supply store in your area (many deal in used equipment) and they can make arrangements for delivery where you don't have a loading dock and forklift.