The Denbigh Drill

  1. Matthew Tinker Member

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    Trailer job! I confirm what Turbo says, if you take the motor off, lower the table completely (the table it's self comes off easily) and lie the drill down with the engine hoist, you might be able to lift it by re slinging it in the middle lying down so to speak!

    Good Luck, Matthew
     
  2. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    And we are off!

    Borrowed tie down strops from work and as luck would have it, they will be paying a portion of my journey as I have to deliver some items to a worksite en-route. Get in!

    I will update and maybe post some pics across the North Island. Hopefully show some of you lot how beautiful this country is, something I realise every day.
     
  3. CornishPete Member

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    I think I'd rather risk it in the back of a forester than on that trailer!
     
  4. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Goodness me have you ever tried to find parking for a trailer? A literal nightmare. I parked in a casino overnight and realised this morning when I went to get my toothbrush that it said ‘strictly no trailers’! Parked on the street now - not my preference at all and limited time too... :(

    Still, I made it to Hamilton. It was a night drive from hell - a diversion down some back road with big trucks driving over the centreline, headlights on full beam. Just horrible. I drove 400km and my sister did the last 90.

    Today I’ve got 166 to go up to Puhoi where they’re building the new motorway, had to drop some things off there, then a mere 57km to Mangawhai. It is on!

    Pic is sunrise over Hamilton and the Waikato river.
     
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  5. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    I have arrived.

    It’s old as hell but gorgeous, and free moving. She’s a good one. Time to strip it down!
     
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  6. gaz1

    gaz1 Forum Supporter

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    what no rd trip pics

    no sis stood next to your loverly big drill or you ?

    we know your sis did it all, you was only there as the monkey for lugging it into the vehicle ;):whistle::D
     
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  7. Turbo Member

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    What's wrong with the trailer?
     
  8. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    Aye, not even an obligatory mug. :whistle:
     
  9. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Miserable Scot. Have a coal fired power station instead.

    Forester ride height seems fine to me!
     
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  10. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Forum Supporter

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    Your idea of fine differs to mine.
    Bet your headlights are high and the steerings a bit light
     
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  11. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    :clapping: :clapping:

    But in reality, we no longer have [afaik] any working coal fired power stations in the UK, thanks mostly to Tree huggers, Greens and the generally ecologically hoi polloi, convinced by the above through the interweb and ecen Twitter and/or Faceslap, and for all I know other assorted media sources, newspapers, magazines of certain political leanings, not to mention so called 'social media' loke Twitter,Faceslap and something called 'Snapshat, Skype etc. :rolleyes:
     
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  12. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    It was a joke. It’s handling terribly especially over bumps. Hills aren’t good either. I added another 100kg in a pickup for a friend today. Wax for candle making - they’ve wanted it for ages but have held out for someone passing through. Since it’s their trailer, seems a fair swap.

    Fella I picked it up off had a lovely little S&B lathe too. Cannibalised a Boley to make it run!
     
  13. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    Why not distribute some of the 'smaller' bits to the floor of the cab to even out some of the weight imbalance - might make it less obvious, fix the light imbalance too - also draw less attention from 'you know who' en route back home??
     
  14. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark Member

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    @Parm Where's my vice?
     
  15. Parm

    Parm I have fun doing stuff

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    ive just cleaned it up today and got it all operational

    and don’t you mean my vice
     
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  16. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Has already been done. It’s leaning to the back but it’s centralised. I’ve got to drive some winding roads and I’d prefer not to roll!
     
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  17. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Those who know the table size of these drills will appreciate this vice. Nice of him to throw it in!
     
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  18. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    The bloke I got it off gave me a load of ham and cheese sandwiches, nice, but since I’m vegetarian atm I politely took them on the road but hadn’t yet worked out what to do.

    Enter ‘Crate Day’! The first Saturday of December warrants getting the boys over and demolishing one of these crates each. I have done it before and it’s always a terrible idea. A man can’t past the car as I was reorganising ready to get on the road again in Auckland - visibly drunk, riding a child’s bike and very happy! I had a quick convo with him and his mates, sadly couldn’t offer them a ride in my trailer much to their disappointment, but I could give them the sandwiches which they were thrilled with!

    Felt better after that as I hate wasting food. Made good time on the Auckland-Hamilton sector and didn’t need to refuel either. My radiator has been drinking coolant previously so I put a pack of one-shot through before we left, topped up the coolant, and it’s worked wonders.
     
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  19. dobbslc

    dobbslc Forum Supporter

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    Crate day eh?
    I think that's another thing we need to adopt over here!
    By the way the car didn't look to badly overloaded compared to some I've seen banging around London and they probably didn't have half a ton of pillar drill in the back!
    More likely a boot full of stolen Makita tools heading for Dover.....
    I can't remember reading how the loading went, maybe I missed that post.
     
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  20. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Loading was ok. The guys there wanted a chat which was kinda ok but I really wanted to be heading back as fast as possible so I threw myself into stripping the drill down. All ancillary parts were removed as complete as possible - the power feed box for example was opened up, the fasteners holding it to the machine removed, then closed up again. These parts weren’t too heavy individually and fitted in the car very nicely. Working in heavy diesel has given me some good muscle power to lift things, but since I don’t look like an ape people are always skeptical as to whether I’ll be able to.

    The base and column are in the trailer on a pallet. I left the 3ph motor behind to save on weight - even 20kg makes a difference!

    The machine came with one of these MEM switches on - vintage in its own right, however I have a much older type which will be ideal to gut and replace with modern control switches.
     
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