H-M Platinum Supporter ($50)
- Feb 8, 2014
Looked at it today, 1989, A bit older than I thoughtCONGRATS JD! What year is on the badge?
And a few more pictures
All unwrapped and ready to offload
Forklift tire needs a little air. 10,200 lb on a 8,500 rated lb forklift. Didn't even grunt, picked it right up. Just lifted it up, pulled the trailer out and set the lathe down to air up the tires
The pucker factor was high at this point
Well, it's inside the shop. Now we just need to figure out where we want it. Going to be somewhere around where my son is standing (on the right) We cleaned out a big hole in that area, but still trying to figure out exactly the correct position. For now we just moved it closer to it's final position and sat it down. Need to leave enough clear area to get a truck in the door. I think we need a bigger shop.
We made four 6 x 12 x 3/4 steel pads to set the feet on, need to spread the load on the floor a bit. This lathe has four really nice jack screws for feet and proper fork pockets for handling. Makes installation much easier.
Over the next week I plan on getting it powered up. I need to study the schematics to see if I can make it run on single phase. The drives are all DC servos so there is a good chance I can pull that off. Three small VFDs will run the hydraulic pump and coolant pumps.