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GKman
01-07-2009, 12:37 PM
Okuma MX55VB vertical milling machine $60,000.

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/tls/982541166.html

Just driven by a little old lady on Sundays. I'd grab it myself but I left my wallet in my other pants.

MickeyD
01-07-2009, 01:21 PM
It is a nice looking machine but 10 year old electronics are 10 year old electronics. You could actually buy a new Haas VF-3 for that, not quite the hogger that the Okuma is, but with some of the new HSS toolpaths, get the same material removal and have a warranty.

moldmonkey
01-07-2009, 02:09 PM
Haas over Okuma:confused: I started out on then 10 year old plus Okuma mills (80's vintage) and this one looks to be in nice shape. Never a problem and they are still running as far as I know. As long as parts are still available I would take Okuma in a heartbeat. We have Haas Mini-mills at work and they are good enough but definetly designed to a price point.

And there is a good Okuma dealer in KC, if anybody has the cash. Wish I did.

wierdscience
01-07-2009, 02:42 PM
$60,000 the're nuts,not in this economy.Just witnessed a 5y/o Mitsu VMC sell at auction for $3100,TOOLED

lazlo
01-07-2009, 02:52 PM
Just witnessed a 5y/o Mitsu VMC sell at auction for $3100,TOOLED

Are you missing some zeros, or do you really mean it sold for $3,100??? Holy Crap, I would have bought that in a heart-beat. MickeyD rubs my nose in his Sharp VMC at least once a week :D

wierdscience
01-07-2009, 03:06 PM
Are you missing some zeros, or do you really mean it sold for $3,100??? Holy Crap, I would have bought that in a heart-beat. MickeyD rubs my nose in his Sharp VMC at least once a week :D

Yes I mean $3,100,the 300 or so CAT 40 tool holders were worth that:D

The only CNC machine there that brought good money was an EDM,nice die sinker with lots of new filters and block after block of carbon.Landed $42,000 for that one,don't remember what make it was,but it was fairly large as EDM's go.

The manual machines brought top dollar though,some even ridiculus money.

moldmonkey
01-07-2009, 04:16 PM
$60,000 the're nuts,not in this economy.

Well, like SWMBO tells me, "Just because you ask, doesn't mean you're going to get it":(

Mark Hockett
01-07-2009, 04:35 PM
Thats not that bad of a price for that machine, probably half of what it cost new. A 50 taper Okuma will remove metal much faster than a 40 taper linear way Haas, so the Okuma will make you more money than the Haas. The Okuma will hold tolerance all day. The Okuma has a real chip conveyor and not a crappy chip auger. And it will still be running when the new Haas is dead and gone.
I did the build a quote for the Haas VF-3 with a chip conveyor and some of the options that the Okuma has from the factory and it was $83K and it is still gonna be a 40 taper machine.

wierdscience
01-07-2009, 08:04 PM
At 13,477 hrs though what kind of shape is it really in?

Seems like any machine with 6.47 years running 40hrs a week is gonna need something.