+1 and that is how I did it for my 19" grizzly bandsaw, took 2-min to remove the top, 2-dudes to load the saw in the truck and 2-straps to secure it. I could have driven to Alaska with it secured that way.Transport it on laying on it's spine. And removing the table is a good idea too. You don't want to torque it and damage the trunions. So pretty much just as you were thinking .