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cuemaker
06-12-2012, 06:05 PM
The move went like butter with the pallet jack. No wobbles or scares.....

A few of you asked for pics of the drop trailer..here they are.

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/xringx/photobucket-36008-1339538270888.jpg
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/xringx/photobucket-3951-1339538245574.jpg
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/xringx/photobucket-5704-1339538218705.jpg
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/xringx/photobucket-12194-1339538149609.jpg

Tamper84
06-12-2012, 06:11 PM
Nice!!! Looks good!! A little o.t. here, but I used to live in Troy, worked in Dayton at a machine shop for a little while. And lived in New Bremen for a while.

That is a different looking trailer.

Chris

sasquatch
06-12-2012, 06:15 PM
Congratulations on a safe move.

Never saw a trailer like that, interesting spring shackel location.

Bob Fisher
06-12-2012, 07:24 PM
The wheels don't match! How you could ever move a BP with that is beyond me. Maybe the other side is the same which would make it OK. Does the upper section slide down and rearward, and is it hydraulic? Nice trailer, yours or did you rent it? Bob.

cuemaker
06-12-2012, 08:01 PM
Rented.. yes it was hydraulic, there was a big ram at the front that moved the whole thing back and down....we didnt notice any issues with trailer when towing it....

BP question.. I am cleaning off the dirt and and oil, and I am noticing that every mating surface has been scraped....even the table is scraped. Is that normal? I am not very familiar with mills in general

sdeering
06-12-2012, 08:22 PM
Don't think its normal to have the table scraped.

lakeside53
06-12-2012, 08:44 PM
Similar trailer to what I use for machine moving. The last two BPs were done like yours on pallet jack - on my own. Luckily, I don't have to rent - I borrow the trailer from a friend.

cuemaker
06-12-2012, 08:46 PM
Luckily, I don't have to rent - I borrow the trailer from a friend.

Well, I didnt have to rent either...we needed a trailer at work to move pallet racking tomorrow so I get to pass on the bill....

Sometimes timing works in my favor..

lane
06-12-2012, 08:52 PM
Rented.. yes it was hydraulic, there was a big ram at the front that moved the whole thing back and down....we didnt notice any issues with trailer when towing it....

BP question.. I am cleaning off the dirt and and oil, and I am noticing that every mating surface has been scraped....even the table is scraped. Is that normal? I am not very familiar with mills in general

That is not scraping ,but what is called Flaking its for looks and to form oil pockets.

cuemaker
06-12-2012, 08:56 PM
That is not scraping ,but what is called Flaking its for looks and to form oil pockets.


AHHHHh....that makes sense...

What is the visual difference?

lakeside53
06-12-2012, 09:00 PM
"c" shaped scrolls rather than flat scrapes.

Toolguy
06-12-2012, 09:10 PM
A lot of Bridgeports had flaked tables. I don't know if they are still doing that on the new ones.

flylo
06-12-2012, 09:42 PM
Congrats! Feels great doesn't it? Told you it was a pc of cake. Again thanks for sharing your deal with me. we did will & both got nice machines. Eric

Ohio Mike
06-12-2012, 10:10 PM
For those interested the trailer its a Bil-Jax, with 7000# capacity. Its electric over hydraulic. They work great but they're a serious pig to tow. It weights just less than 3000# empty and (at least the one I've used) has a terrible sway characteristic at highway speed. I've also used the smaller JLG single axle lift trailer rated at 4500#. Both work great.

oldtiffie
06-13-2012, 03:02 AM
A lot of Bridgeports had flaked tables. I don't know if they are still doing that on the new ones.

Does that make them "flaky" machines?

Toolguy
06-13-2012, 09:41 AM
They may seem flaky if you're used to Chinese imports.:rolleyes:

Mcgyver
06-13-2012, 01:40 PM
good for you getting the mill. Those trailers seem a great thing....I know they are availlable for rent in US but I could not find one anywhere in Ontario....It seems like a super handy thing

lane
06-13-2012, 07:39 PM
AHHHHh....that makes sense...

What is the visual difference?

The flaking is all the little cresent shaped marks , are half moons on every thing .