One thing I will add is that once the riggers got the mill off the truck, and into my driveway, they used a large crowbar to tip up one side and slide under some bearing skates. We take pride in being a trustworthy partner that our customers rely on through the years. There is a section dedicated to Bridgeport and Hardinge - not an obvious combination, at least before Bridgeport folded. I fail to see the nature of your concern. When I moved into my new shop several years ago,I was really worried.
Note that passwords are case-sensitive. Does anyone have any input or ideas, for or against doing it this way? I still need to get a moving crew hired on for the job. I'll see if I can rotate the motor like you suggested and get a measurement. Then you are ready to lift the load off the trailer, back away clear of the side of the trailer, and lower the machine to just off the pavement. Too many variable in the mix for concrete these days to say for sure, but the general rule of thumb for years has been that concrete reaches 90% of its compressive strength in 28 days. If its a long trip maybe remove the motor and then flip the head.
Its hand-scraped ways and precision-ground ram and turret ensure long-lasting reliability and performance. The old collet has no brand or size markings, either. Once it was in place, they popped the skates out, and that was that. Thanks in advance Russell Bridgeports move like cake with a standard pallet jack. Can't understand lifting without using wood between forks and mill. I did not use the eyebolt at all; a load-rated hoisting ring would be a better attachment device, or at least a shorter eyebolt than shown. Bridgeport mills, general info - not as much online as one would think.
Set it down on pipes as was mentioned. Have you read about our new blue star program? The New Bridgeport mill for sale custom options. I added a third hold-down, using a ratcheting cargo strap, as a kind of stretchy back-up oriented to the rear so as to absorb any sudden load-shift from braking. Is that you don't lift metal to metal, ever, to avoid damage and metal to metal slippage. They're bringing the 4K mix. It helps to put a generous chamfer on all 4 bottom edges as it helps with sliding it or getting a pry bar under it. The heads of the lag screws holding the bed to the trailer frame members are in counterbored holes, so the cargo sits on wood and not screw heads.
With over 25 years of experience in the industrial machine tool industry, we have the knowledge and expertise to provide our customers with the best customer service support and technical expertise on all new and used machine tools to meet their needs. Trouble on the horizon - the forecast is rain. With prybars and muscles, and some difficulty, I scooted the machine towards the side of the trailer, enough that the tips of the forklift forks were just able to reach completely under the ram of the machine. It also reduces maintenance and makes the machine more sensitive and easier for the operator to use. Or if you want to be on the cheap, pipes, a come-along, and some friends can just about get you off the trailer for nothing.
Tremendous weight on very small tire prints. That will let me know if I absolutely have to disassemble it or not. The new Bridgeport Milling machine hand-scraped ways All alignment ways and gibs are completely hand scraped to within tenths of a thousandth. But as we see here, everything survived the trip from Rhode Island in fine form. I just told the man what he had done and walked away. The double axle trailer I moved it with was complaining.
Either the guys at the garage pizza and beer? I seriously looked into this not too long ago and what shook out of that was that I called a local towing company that does big trucks. Worldwide Machine Tool will provide you with a complete Bridgeport milling machine price quote that includes optional accessories and a freight quote for your new Bridgeport knee mill. It became famous in the following decades for small- and medium-sized vertical milling machines, with an iconic form of -equipped multiple-speed vertical milling head with a ram-on-turret mounting over a knee-and-column base. This looks like a good spot, flanked by two lathes. Next best is forklift on either side, as Jose notes, with wood blocks or something to pad the forks.
The two Big Questions always posted to these groups by new owners are - How can I get this thing running now that it's in my garage? Bridgeports are just so top heavy. Call 614-255-9000 or to experience the Worldwide Machine Tool difference. Ask around, you may be able to get a good deal if people are looking for work. The manual that the link to metalillness. Of course, I could not have used rollers. Set yourself up for 3-phase the simple and cheap way, with an idler motor and a capacitor.
A reminder that your email address on your account must be valid and working to receive the reset request. I am a professional Machine Rebuilder and Millwright. The head is mounted on the ram by joints that allow it to swivel in two directions. We backed it as far into the garage as possible before setting it onto the floor, then used a comealong to get it to the back of the shop. A few short lengths of steel pipe, a couple pry bars and you're in business. If you have it close, you might be able to do this while it is hanging on the lift the first time, but I recommend placing pipe rollers under the base as a fulcrum to find the balance point and adjusting that to be below the eye bolt by moving the ram, head or table. No lathes, but I already have one of those.