Good morning fellow '' just got a new toy'' members, and all other interested parties.
The lathe that I looked at and posted about a few weeks ago has a new temp. home. I went to pick it up with our topkick flatbed and our 6k lb. forklift earlier this week. Well the topkick left empty, the best I could manage is to tilt forward,raise to motor stall, restart forklift and then tilt back to motor stall. I think I got it about 8-10 inches off the floor. It is funny the looks you get while driving down the street with a 12 foot wide load on a fork lift going 3 mph . I took it to our shop about 3/4 of a mile from where I bought it, lucky it was not any farther.
So it looks like it is going to be a while befor it gets to come home, either both the 6k and 5k forklift, topkick truck and trailer and mytruck and trailer or a 10k rental forklift . The neighbors get restles when our quiet court gets that much equipment activity , especialy in front of my house. .
Re wired the motor from 460v t0 230 v and wired it to the knife switch disconnect for the air compressor to see if it runs , I need to get a new mag. starter hooked up.
Wow, it purrs like a kitten, well a kitten on steroids .
I got to get some tooling to the shop so I can make chips.