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She did well, definitely a keeper! Your a lucky man!
Looks like a well planned move,
 

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Had my lathe delivered to my shop doorway a few weeks ago, I have a fork lift so unloading off the truck was easy. Dropped both the pallets it was shipped on down onto my welding table which has a 1" plate top and is on heavy duty solid castors

Stripped it down, cleaned it up, oiled it, contacted Grizzly for the missing tools and damaged control panel plate, then I strapped it up and used my trusty Harbor Freight cherry picker to take it into my shops 'clean room' and lift it onto the bench.

Dear old wifey steered while I pushed/pulled, then she delicately lowered it onto straight onto the mounting bolts. Pretty good control of the lowering valve on the cherry picker too, a slow decent that was barely perceivable

Now to level it and start making chips!
 

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I know not everyone has an automotive lift and dump trailer, but this is how I got my Logan home and on the floor.

Logan Lathe - Delivery - 2.JPG


Logan Lathe - Delivery - 3.JPG

I then just rolled it into place and used an engine crane to lift each end separately to get off the dollies.
 

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Randy, you definitely used the appropriate tools. If my lathe had been any bigger, I seriously doubt the pickumup and the 1-ton engine hoist I had would have done the job.
 

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Randy, you definitely used the appropriate tools. If my lathe had been any bigger, I seriously doubt the pickumup and the 1-ton engine hoist I had would have done the job.
Ah but, John, you had help. :grin: Yeah, I sometimes take my equipment to the limit as well. In this case I was well with in the safety limits. It is good see you got it all home safe and sound.
 
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