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  1. Rig Pig

    Rig Pig Member

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    Ahh I miss understood your comment about packing up the levels in the doorway! I thought it was going down a step not just over the threshold.
     
  2. Dennis Aspö

    Dennis Aspö Member

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    Wednesday morning seems like it might be the likely arrival time.

    I sent my concerns to the transport company as I said and they responded now and they say they think it will be just fine to send it using a tail lift.
     
  3. fizzy Forum Supporter

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    It is more stable than a Bridgeport or similar.
    That photo you linked to is the big tail lift I mentioned. And yet they still used a forklift. Not many depots use them. If the depot you are using has one it should be fine.
    We had one collection that I was worried about but they turned up with the platform type rated at 2000kg.
    Many UK networks are introducing a 750kg limit for tail lifts after a driver died last year when a pallet of tiles landed on him. The man is the weak link more than the lift.
    The fact you have warned the depot now should be fine .
    Hope it goes well.
    Just remember don't try to be a hero and keep out of the way. If it does go you won't be able to stop it. It is just a machine after all.
     
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  4. Carl Wilson Member

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    I second that.
     
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  5. Carl Wilson Member

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    I was reminded of the old adage referring to great minds on reading Dennis"s earlier post.

    I had also thought about making some kind of gantry crane affair to get my mill off it's pallet.
     
  6. fizzy Forum Supporter

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    Watch this - pretty good showing how to get things on and off pallets.
     
  7. fizzy Forum Supporter

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  8. Dennis Aspö

    Dennis Aspö Member

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    I liked the crane in part 2, very simple design.
     
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  9. Dennis Aspö

    Dennis Aspö Member

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    Bah, nothing yet, the delivery truck is still in service, parts delays...
     
  10. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    :(
     
  11. Dennis Aspö

    Dennis Aspö Member

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    Yes they say what was brake service turned into a complete brake system rebuild. Nothing today either, tomorrow morning might work.

    EDIT: Finally, an estimated time of delivery, 7:30AM tomorrow.
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2018
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  12. Carl Wilson Member

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    I hope the delivery goes smoothly.
     
  13. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    x 2 #fingerscrossed
     
  14. Dennis Aspö

    Dennis Aspö Member

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    Finland
    It's home and things went almost as planned! The companny called out of the blue and said the truck was ready. Got the thing down and into the shop alright but I was not able to get it into the room I wanted it. Had to leave it in the main space and I will have to keep working on it there. I am definitely going to need to build a real metal gantry crane for this it seems. This machine might have to remain here for months to come.

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    The saddle X-travel seems blocked by something, not sure what is up with it, those two washers or rings are loose. I suspect something is up.
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  15. Carl Wilson Member

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    Extremely nice looking machine. Look forward to posts about the restoration.
     
  16. addjunkie

    addjunkie Member

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    Thats a nice looking machine. So why couldnt you get it into the right room
     
  17. Dennis Aspö

    Dennis Aspö Member

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    Finland
    Doorway too small!

    P.S.
    I am actually wondering if I should reorganize my shop entirely, move the lathe out of the small area instead and move woodworking stuff into the small room instead. And put the metalworking machines near the garage door instead, clear a biggera area for them that is more suitable.
     
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  18. Dennis Aspö

    Dennis Aspö Member

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    Also for fizzy, here's the tail lift:
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    It actually went pretty smoothly and the machine was very stable fortunately.
     
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  19. Carl Wilson Member

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    Sounds like a plan.
     
  20. Dennis Aspö

    Dennis Aspö Member

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    Finland
    The rings seem to be for taking up slack, but the X-axis does not want to move and I do not want to force it. I have gotten the tip to loosen the gibs, the machine has been standing for over a year I think and is so very gunky.... so that might be the cause. I am trying to get oil in it where I can. I also need to drain the sump pan, ew...

    And it also has an oil reservoir that I need to drain and refill.

    The glass scale for the X-axis is busted but perhaps it can be repaired.
     
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